NextGEN OD Canada

Eye Care Business Canada is thrilled to present the NextGEN Hybrid Meeting 2024!

Hosted by Eye Care Business Canada in collaboration with our dedicated NextGEN Student Ambassadors, this event promises to be an invaluable information and networking event for Canadian optometry students in both Canada and the US.

Get ready to unlock the doors to a wealth of insights, connections, and opportunities that will shape your optometry journey.

Speakers to Inspire:

We’re excited to announce our incredible lineup of speakers who will share their experiences and wisdom. Drs. Alexa Hecht (OD, UW 2021) and Amrit Bilkhu (OD, Illinois 2019) will co-present, offering valuable insights into their optometry journeys.

But that’s not all! Stay tuned for more speaker announcements, including spokespersons from leading Canadian eye care organizations who will grace our podium.

Agenda Highlights:

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store:

  1. Presentations from Recent Students: Gain valuable insights and tips from recent graduates who have walked the optometry path.
  2. Words of Wisdom from Subject Matter Experts: Learn from esteemed experts in the field who will provide guidance and knowledge.
  3. Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry suppliers, fellow optometry enthusiasts, and Canadian OD students across North America.
  4. Delectable Buffet: Savor delicious food options during the event, with a complimentary drink ticket for a refreshing experience.
  5. Exciting Raffle Prizes: Get ready for a chance to win fantastic prizes through our raffle.

Event Details:

  • Date: March 28th, 2024  starting at 6:15 PM Live and Online at 7:00 PM
  • Location: Live presentations at the University of Waterloo, simulcast to Canadian Optometry students studying in the USA, including watch parties at NECO, MCPHS, and Michigan College hosted by NextGEN OD Student Ambassadors.

Sponsor Spotlight:

The event has a full slate of sponsors from leading Canadian eye care organizations. Visionary Sponsors include Bausch + Lomb Canada, FYidoctors, IRIS Group, Specsavers, and CRO (Clinical & Refractive Optometry). The support of these industry leaders is invaluable.

Our Horizon level partners include Eye Recommend, OSI (Optometric Services Inc.), and ROI Corporation, making this event a true collaboration of industry excellence.

Don’t Miss Out:

This is your opportunity to connect, learn, and grow in the world of optometry. Whether you join us in person at the live venue or online, you’re in for an enjoyable experience.

Learn more about the NextGEN Hybrid Meeting 2024 and reserve your spot today! Visit our event website at

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to embark on an exciting journey into the future of optometry.

Learn More and Reserve Your Spot



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