Journey to Discovery 2023

Journey to Discovery: OAA State Leadership Conference 2023

Journey to Discovery: OAA State Leadership Conference 2023

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FEB 9 - 11, 2023

THU 8:00A — SAT 6:00P

Event registration and hotel booking for the 2023 OAA Leadership Conference have begun! While you're certainly welcome to make lodging accommodations anywhere you choose, the conference center hotel below is offering a generous group discount for those who book reservations with them by Jan. 23.

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FEB 9 - 11, 2023
THU 8:30A — SAT 6:00P

Event registration and hotel booking for the 2023 OAA Leadership Conference have begun! While you're certainly welcome to make lodging accommodations anywhere you choose, the conference center hotel below is offering a generous group discount for those who book reservations with them by Jan. 23.

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Renaissance Downtown Asheville Hotel
Asheville, NC

Make your reservations at the Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel by Jan. 23 to enjoy an exclusive OAA group rate of $139/night (+$10 self-parking fee per day). We encourage all conference attendees to book as soon as possible, since the OAA State Leadership Conference and event hotel are guaranteed to sell out quickly.

Reserve using the dedicated OAA Booking Page on the Renaissance by Marriott website or by calling the reservation line: (828) 252-8211. (If booking by phone, be sure to give the representative code "EYE" spelled letter by letter: E - Y - E.)

Want to enjoy a longer stay in beautiful Asheville? We've secured the exclusive OAA rate for dates beginning Feb. 6 and ending Feb. 13.

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Renaissance
Asheville
Downtown Hotel

Asheville, NC

Make your reservations with the Renaissance | Asheville by Jan. 23 to enjoy an exclusive OAA group rate of $139/night (+$10 self-parking fee per day). We encourage all conference attendees to book as soon as possible, since the OAA State Leadership Conference and event hotel are guaranteed to sell out quickly.

Reserve using the dedicated OAA Booking Page on the Renaissance by Marriott website or by calling the reservation line:



(828) 252-8211

(If booking by phone, be sure to give the representative code "EYE" spelled letter by letter: E - Y - E.)

Want to enjoy a longer stay in beautiful Asheville? We've secured the exclusive OAA rate for dates beginning Feb. 6 and ending Feb. 13.

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*THE* Opticianry Event

Let’s face it: the field of opticianry has changed, all the more so in recent years. In fact, it’s in a state of continual change, with new challenges—and new opportunities—at every turn along the way.

“Journey to Discovery” is a conference experience design to celebrate the present while keeping our sights set on the future. And that future will be the one we create… together. There truly is strength in numbers. “Journey to Discovery” is about maximizing that strength.

Opticianry leaders and partners will gather from across the country for practical learning, personal challenges, timely updates and networking opportunities. But this conference is about more. It’s about encouragement, inspiration, unification, forging deeper relationships and stretching beyond our previous limits.

With a specific mindset of discovery, we believe each attendee can and will explore new avenues, both personally and collectively, allowing us to accomplish things we hadn't even thought possible for ourselves and for the field of opticianry.

Below is just a peek at the wide array of unique and engaging seminars, breakout sessions and group events aimed at assuring that attendees not only gain professional tools for growth but personal connections that will change the future.

Be sure to stop by our Home page and sign up to receive our newsletter, if you haven't already, in order to receive the most complete and up-to-date information on all aspects of the Journey to Discovery Leadership Conference 2023.

(on multicolor paintbrush strokes in front of watercolor mountain sketch) diversity & inclusion, national impact, innovation, state leadership, workplace leadership, Guild courses, personal growth & more


What: graphic (watercolor sky; peregrine falcon overlay)

*THE* Opticianry Event

Let’s face it: the field of opticianry has changed, all the more so in recent years. In fact, it’s in a state of continual change, with new challenges—and new opportunities—at every turn along the way.

“Journey to Discovery” is a conference experience design to celebrate the present while keeping our sights set on the future. And that future will be the one we create… together. There truly is strength in numbers. “Journey to Discovery” is about maximizing that strength.

Opticianry leaders and partners will gather from across the country for practical learning, personal challenges, timely updates and networking opportunities. But this conference is about more. It’s about encouragement, inspiration, unification, forging deeper relationships and stretching beyond our previous limits.

With a specific mindset of discovery, we believe each attendee can and will explore new avenues, both personally and collectively, allowing us to accomplish things we hadn't even thought possible for ourselves and for the field of opticianry.

Below is just a peek at the wide array of unique and engaging seminars, breakout sessions and group events aimed at assuring that attendees not only gain professional tools for growth but personal connections that will change the future.

Be sure to stop by our Home page and sign up to receive our newsletter, if you haven't already, in order to receive the most complete and up-to-date information on all aspects of the Journey to Discovery Leadership Conference 2023.

(on multicolor paintbrush strokes in front of watercolor mountain trees reflecting on lake water sketch) diversity & inclusion, national impact, innovation, state leadership, workplace leadership, Guild courses, personal growth & more


(on watercolor swatches) All things are difficult before they are easy. —Thomas Fuller | Always be a work in progress. —Emily Lillian | I've learned that people will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel. —Maya Angelou | Dare mighty things. —Theodore Roosevelt
(on watercolor swatches) All things are difficult before they are easy. —Thomas Fuller | Always be a work in progress. —Emily Lillian | I've learned that people will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel. —Maya Angelou | Dare mighty things. —Theodore Roosevelt


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Member Rate: $340
Non-Member Rate: $390

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REGISTER header: graphic (watercolor pine forest in the mist)

Member Rate: $340
Non-Member Rate: $390

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