NEW YORK—Registration is now open for VM's 2024 Leadership Summit, which will be held in New York on Wednesday, March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo East. The program for the VM Summit is titled, "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future." Early bird tickets and registration have a deadline of 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. "The growing use of Artificial Intelligence in both health care and retail portends a seismic shift in how companies are operating," noted Marge Axelrad, SVP editorial director of Vision Monday and VMAIL.

"With its vast capabilities, AI is opening up new dimensions and providing previously unimagined insights for customers, patients and employees," she said.

"AI is already creating a new series of questions for decision makers," added Andrew Karp, group editor, lenses and technology. "Among these are: Will AI demand a rethink of products, services and processes? Will leaders and managers come to depend on AI to make decisions about people, productivity and automation? Is AI the great equalizer for independents and entrepreneurs? Will patients trust advice from an algorithm? Will consumers accept recommendations from 'the machine?' What role will critical thinking and human intelligence play as AI spreads?"

At what will be the 18th annual Vision Monday Leadership Summit, influential thought leaders, business experts and vision care professionals will explore the critical decisions that leaders need to wrestle with to develop a clear-eyed view of the risks and rewards of AI implementation. They will consider the practical dimensions of how these powerful new technologies can supercharge elements of business and the profession, even as they navigate its complexities.

The dynamic 2024 VM Leadership Summit program will give attendees a framework for strategizing AI solutions, the opportunity to learn which big ideas and trends are heading their way, and, for senior decision makers, company leaders and eyecare professionals, the optical industry's most unique networking experience.

At presstime, Platinum Sponsors of the 2024 VM Leadership Summit include EssilorLuxottica and VSP Vision. The Gold Sponsor is Ocuco.

The 2024 VM Leadership Summit program will open with a networking breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and the program and lunch will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration includes the full program, networking breakfast and lunch. Details for registration are posted at

Further information about speakers and the venue will be posted in upcoming VMAIL announcements soon.