Learn About Our 2021 GWCO Congress - This year's Congress is GOING RETRO!  
The 2021 Congress will be held on October 15-17, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Congress enabled attendees to participate in innovative learning formats and engaging meetings. We helped partners to take advantage of sharing their products, services, and research with optometric professionals from throughout the thirteen great western states and beyond.

GWCO Congress Is Your Opportunity to:

  • Attract and influence attendees at every stage of their career
  • Discover new clients and untapped business opportunities
  • Meet new collaborators and reconnect with colleagues
  • Network in the Exhibit Hall, during receptions and social events, and at a multitude of other Congress events and activities
  • Succeed alongside returning sponsors and exhibitors and leave with a newfound respect for what the GWCO Congress can enable your company to accomplish

GWCO Is a Nonprofit Organization that:

  • Provides a common voice for members within organized optometry
  • Provides financial support to 12 member state associations
  • Enhances professional development
  • Facilitates communication

Learn more about our partner opportunities in our Industry Partners Prospectus.

Be seen as a 2021 GWCO Industry Partner!
Enhance your visibility at Great Western Council of Optometry's (GWCO) Congress events.

Sign Up for an Exhibit Booth Today and Save!  EXHIBIT SPACE HAS SOLD OUT!


Exhibit Opportunities are now available! 
With an expected 200+ optometrists, 150+ allied professionals, and 250+ students, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to be part of the Northwest’s largest regional eye care convention.   Click HERE for the Exhibitor Information.  


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Sponsor the GWCO Congress to Maximize Your Visibility


Strengthen your company’s branding and ROI through GWCO Congress sponsorship and digital marketing opportunities. From pens to seminar lunches, we have something for everyone. We invite you to make a commitment to be a sponsor. 

 CLICK HERE to register for a sponsorship/digital marketing!

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Policies & Information

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be sent for written cancellations emailed or postmarked no more than 30 days after purchase minus a $20 processing fee. There will be no refunds if cancellations are made after 30 days of purchase. Please note, sponsorship do not go into effect until payment of your Sponsorship is paid in full.

Privacy Policy: We will not sell or rent your personal contact information to other companies. The Great Western Council of Optometry (GWCO) cannot be held liable for events beyond its control, such as acts of God, government regulations, disasters or weather-related hazards, civil unrest, acts of terrorism, or any other emergency, making it inadvisable or impossible to hold the Congress. GWCO will make every effort to inform participants of any cancellation as soon as possible to enable participants to cancel hotel and flight arrangements.

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