SCENE + HEARD: Meetings Vision Expo West 2023 Announces Opening Night Party and Special Events Lineup By Staff Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, announced details on the opening night party and other special events planned for Vision Expo West 2023, taking place at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 27-30. To register for Vision Expo West, click here. “Vision Expo West 2023 is poised to be another great Show and we look forward to bringing people together from all across the industry to learn, connect and have fun,” said Fran Pennella, vice president, Vision Expo at RX.“With the Las Vegas strip as our vibrant backdrop, Show attendees are invited to a number of exclusive parties and special events that are made possible by our generous hosts and sponsors.” Bad Habits “The EyeDocs of Rock,” the longtime rock band comprised of several practicing optometrists, will perform at Vision Expo West’s opening night party on Thursday, September 28. The party will take place from 9:00 p.m. until midnight at the Brooklyn Bowl, located at 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd. All Vision Expo attendees are invited, and attendee badges are required for entry. For more information on the opening night party, click here. Additional special events and parties planned for Vision Expo West include: Wednesday, September 27 Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, will host the Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament at Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Registration and breakfast will begin at 6:00 a.m. with a 7:00 a.m. shotgun start. For more information on the event and to register, click here. Thursday, September 28Optical Women’s Association Connection Series: The RALLY MentalityThe Optical Women's Association (OWA) will host their Connection Series luncheon from 12:00–1:30 p.m. This year’s event will feature guest speaker Shannon McKain. Shannon's five-step "RALLY Mentality" plan can help anyone define and defeat perceived limitations, whether self-imposed or the result of circumstances. For more information, click here. Friday, September 29Vision Monday's Most Influential Women LuncheonOn Friday, September 29 from 12:00–2 p.m., Vision Monday is holding a luncheon to celebrate its Most Influential Women Annual Issue and honorees. The program will also feature a dynamic guest keynote speaker, Dr. Simone Ahuja, a best-selling author, Harvard Business Review contributor and business school advisor who will speak about innovation and “intrepreneurship” to the audience. Registration is required. The deadline to purchase tickets for the luncheon is Wednesday, September 27 at 11:59 p.m. For more information or to register, click here. OWA Annual Networking & RaffleThe OWA Annual Networking & Raffle returns in-person on Friday, September 29, from 5:30–7:00 p.m. This event is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues while enjoying a traditional raffle and silent auction. The collection of Items has been generously donated by OWA’s Professional Development Sponsors. For more information click here.ODs on Facebook Party at Drai’s BeachclubThe ODs on Facebook Party will take place from 7:00–9:30 p.m. at Drai’s Beachclub and Nightclub. Free for all eyecare professionals, attendees are invited to attend and make in-person connections with online friends from ODs on Facebook, gaze over the strip and dance the night away. Vision Expo West badges are required for entry. For more information click here.