2020 Congress Schedule at a Glance

Learn about this year's events and educational sessions.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Oregon Convention Center from September 17–20. The program was developed to provide an educational venue for optometric professionals from the GWCO's 13 member states to come together and receive high-quality, multi-track optometric education. It is a pleasure to invite you to join us in Portland for the GWCO Congress,  one of the Northwest's largest regional eyecare conventions.

This schedule is subject to change.


Thursday, September 17

The first day of GWCO Congress. We welcome all attendees to check-in at the registration booth at the Oregon Convention Center. We will start the day with branding seminars and educational sessions. There will be a keynote address in the afternoon and a welcome reception in the evening.

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Friday, September 18

We will be offering a CPR Re-Certification course in the morning as well as additional branding seminars. Education courses will begin at 8:00 AM and go until lunchtime at which time we will celebrate the Exhibit Hall Market Place Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Educational sessions will continue until 5:30 PM. On Friday there will be an evening trivia reception as well as several state events.  

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Saturday, September 19

Saturday morning AOA+ Leadership Link will host an event. GWCO will have its OD ConneX event and the educational sessions will begin at 8:00 AM. We will be offering our Student Program from 9:00 AM–3:50 PM. The Exhibit Hall Market Place will be open from 11:00 AM–2:30 PM with refreshments and snacks. Saturday will also feature lightning talks, a student/state networking opportunity, and the President's Reception & Awards. GWCO is also excited to announce the Pacific University 75th Anniversary Gala taking place that evening at 6:30 PM. 

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Sunday, September 20

The last day of the GWCO Congress will begin at 7:30 AM. The registration desk will only remain open until 10:00 AM and the educational session will conclude at 12:00 PM. Sunday will also be the day AACO/Energeyes hosts their educational program from 8:30 AM–5:00 PM.

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