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 2020 we will be celebrating with a roaring 20's theme and educational sessions for ODs and AOPS.

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.

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Exciting Changes to the Upcoming GWCO Virtual Congress! 

The 2020 GWCO Congress will be virtual. We are committed to providing you with meaningful education.

Join Us September 18–20, 2020

Get Ready for a Roaring 20s Themed Online Event!

  • Three Days of Online Learning & Networking
  • Offering 15 Hours of Cutting-Edge Education
  • COPE, CPC, and ABO/NCLE Credit Hours Available
  • Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall
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What Will Our Virtual Conference Look Like?

The GWCO Board of Directors is pleased to announce that this September's 2020 Congress will be held virtually.

We remain committed to providing you with unparalleled education and networking offerings for a re-imagined virtual GWCO Congress.

GWCO will be using a virtual platform to bring quality optometric training to your home or office. This event will offer you high-tech opportunities to earn CE credits and connect you with Congress attendees and industry partners in new and innovative ways.

Stay safe and well,
The GWCO Board of Directors

Past Events

2019 GWCO Congress

Theme: Superheros

GWCO Congress 2018

Theme: The Olympics