NextGEN 2024 Opportunities & Options - March 28, 2024

UW Live Event

Live at Federation Hall, UW.
Welcome to the heart of the NextGEN Hybrid Meeting 2024 at the University of Waterloo! We’ve crafted an engaging evening filled with insights, networking opportunities, and delectable cuisine. Please join us for an unforgettable experience, beginning with registration at 6:15 PM.

UW Student Ambassador Host:  Natasha Reyes (OD Candidate 2026)  

Natasha Reyes

I look forward to welcoming UW Students and event sponsors to the UW event in March. The event will be held at Federation Hall, just a short walk from the School. Registration opens at 6:15.  Please ensure that you register for the “LIVE EVENT”  as capacity is limited.

We will be hearing from recent grads whose footsteps you will be following as well as subject matter experts with tips and advice as you embark further on your Optometry journey.  There’ll be plenty of time to network with fellow students, a complimentary buffet, bar and prizes.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Get ready to connect, learn, and celebrate with an esteemed lineup of speakers. Explore our detailed schedule below and make the most of your evening at the UW Live Event.

Time Event
6:15 PM Registration Opens
6:30 PM Networking – Sponsor Tables Open
7:00 PM Welcome by Natasha Reyes, NextGEN Ambassador UW Host
7:05 PM Kelly  Orr,  B + L, Ontario RSM
7:10  PM  “Your Career, Your Choice: How to Assess Opportunities”
Dr. Michael Naugle and Dr.  Mary-Kate Alliston, FYi doctors
7:25 PM Specsavers Canada
7:40 PM Dr. Daryan Angle, Vice President of Business Development, IRIS The Visual Group
7:55  PM Nyah Miranda, NextGEN Ambassador NECO Introduces Guest Speakers
8:00 PM “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”,
Drs. Alexa Hecht and Amrit Bilku
8:15 PM Networking and Buffet
9:30 PM Prize Draws
9:45 PM Event Closes

* times are subject to change

Early Registration Advised:

Please note that the capacity for this live event is limited. We encourage you to secure your spot by registering early.

This year’s NextGEN OD event will be held at Federation Hall UW Campus, a 5 minute walk from the UW School of Optometry & Vision Science.   Capacity is limited, reserve your Free Admission ticket now by clicking the “Reserve My Spot Now” button below and get updates as the Agenda unfolds.  Click here for directions to the venue.

Reserve My Spot Now at UW Live Event

Online Event Registration.
Unable to attend the live event?  Sign up for the ZOOM event by clicking the link below. It’s Free – Join your Canadian OD Student Colleagues on line for an informative networking event.

NextGEN 24 - Online Registration

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Thank You to our Explorer Sponsors