What Is GWCO Congress?

About Our Annual Event


GWCO's annual education and networking event is packed full of outstanding ophthalmic education including courses on breakthrough technologies, pharmaceuticals, glaucoma, contact lenses, nutrition, increasing profit, paraoptometric research, and more!

GWCO usually welcomes more than 750 attendees and more than 170 industry partner representatives for an educational and fun themed event. In 2021 we will be celebrating with a retro theme in celebration of when it all began!

GWCO Congress was developed to provide an educational venue for the optometric professional in GWCO member states to come together and receive high-quality, multi-track optometric education. As a way to encourage the participation of members and state leaders, net profits from the annual congress are returned to the GWCO states based on an attendance formula.

Are you ready for GWCO 2022 Congress? 

Past Events

2021 GWCO Congress

Theme:  Retro GWCO


2020 GWCO Virtual Congress

Theme: 1920's

2019 GWCO Congress

Theme: Superheros

2018 GWCO Congress

Theme: The Olympics

2017 GWCO Congress

Theme: Old Hollywood


2016 GWCO Congress

Theme: Egypt

2015 GWCO Congress

Theme: Disney

2013 GWCO Congress

Theme: Wild West