The extraordinary scope of education, products, trends and solutions at International Vision Expo West will expand your field of vision and keep you updated on best practices for the care and treatment of your patients.

2017 Education Program

The Conference Advisory Board

320 hours of groundbreaking Education, developed by a conference advisory board representing the breadth of the field. These respected industry leaders meet twice yearly to develop, organize, and expand the hours of curriculum presented during International Vision Expo East and West. Below are the members of this prestigious team:

  • Ben GaddieBen Gaddie OD, FAAO, Co-Chairman
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
  • Mark DunbarMark Dunbar, OD, FAAO, Co-Chairman
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

  • Kirk SmickKirk Smick, OD, FAAO, Former Co-Chairman
    Clayton Eye Center

  • Christine Chan, ODChristine Chan, OD
    UC Berkeley School of Optometry

  • Douglas DevriesDouglas Devries, OD
    Eye Care Associates of Nevada

  • Phil GrossPhillip Gross, OD
    Vision Quest Eye Care Center

  • Laurie PierceLaurie Pierce, LDO, ABOM, NCLC
    Hillsborough Community College

  • Louise Sclafani, ODLouise Sclafani, OD
    Illinois College of Optometry

  • Jack SchaefferJack Schaeffer, OD
    Schaeffer Eye Center

  • Richard SodenRichard Soden, OD
    SUNY College of Optometry University Eye Center
  • Dave ZieglerDave Ziegler, OD
    Ziegler and Leffingwell Eye Care

  • Kevin HarrisonKevin Harrison, ABOC
    University of Southern Mississippi

  • Pharrel WalkerPhernell Walker, BSB, NCLC, ABOM
    Bryman College, Hillsborough Community College, Excelsior College

  • Joy GibbJoy Gibb, ABOC
    LDS Business College

  • Joy GibbBarry Eiden, OD
    Director of Special Education Projects

Interested in speaking at International Vision Expo?

If you would like to be considered to speak at either Vision Expo East or Vision Expo West, you can do so by submitting your course proposals through our online speaker Management System, Attendee Interactive. Our submission database will be active year-round to provide you with more opportunity to submit content for consideration.

All proposals must be submitted via the Attendee Interactive site in order to be considered. Submissions containing sales pitches for products or services will not be considered. Please be sure to reference our Guidelines for Prospective Speakers. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Judy Weaver at

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