SCENE + HEARD: Meetings Vision Expo West 2022 Is Underway in Las Vegas By Staff Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:36 AM Vision Expo West is underway at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas. On behalf of the Show organizers, The Vision Council and RX, welcome to Vision Expo West 2022. With more than 380 exhibiting companies across the dynamic Show Floor, a completely new continuing education program and a robust lineup of engaging programming and energetic events, Vision Expo West is poised to be a dynamic and impactful Show. The Show Floor features more than 380 exhibiting companies across several, distinct Show Floor neighborhoods, including some new areas. The Panorama is a new neighborhood spotlighting the innovative frontier of vision technology, including cutting-edge business solutions, medical advances, software and wearables that are paving the path for what’s to come in the industry. After making its debut at Vision Expo East in New York City earlier this year, The Atelier is also making its first appearance at Vision Expo West. The Atelier features artisanal eyewear and a limited group of sought after independent designers from across the world. Additional Show Floor neighborhoods include: The Focus, representing the foundation of eyecare, The Focus brings together lens and coating technology, lens processing techniques, disease management solutions, contact lens innovations and eyecare practice optimization. The Park is where industry icons, ubiquitous brands and prestigious collections unveil their latest styles and offerings in inspired large-scale displays. The Union: An energetic showcase featuring independent designers. The Suites have also returned to Vision Expo West, offering attendees access to established luxury fashion houses and the latest exclusive upmarket boutiques in an intimate and unparalleled buying experience. Education Vision Expo’s all-new education program includes more than 320 hours of education, ranging from the latest business strategies and optical technology to patient care and cutting-edge innovations. OptiCon@Vision Expo also returns with an unmatched education program and Exhibit Hall experience for opticians, contact lens professionals, allied ophthalmic professionals, optical assistants and office managers, frame buyers and lab technicians. The OptiCon General Session: A Conversation with Delilah takes place today from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the EyeMax Theater. Sponsored by EssilorLuxottica, Eyes of Faith Optical and OneSight, the general session will feature an exclusive conversation with radio personality and author, Delilah. Each attendee who pre-registers for the session will receive a copy of Delilah’s latest book, One Heart at a Time. Celebrity Meet and Greets Nicolas Hague, National Hockey League player for the Vegas Golden Knights and Oakley ambassador, will be in EssilorLuxottica's booth in The Park, Booth # P13065, today from 1:45 to 2:45 pm for meet and greets with attendees. Innovation Stage Designed to serve as the main stage destination on the Show floor, dedicated to groundbreaking content and the products and services revolutionizing the vision care industry, the Innovation Stage will be headlined by a keynote presentation from globally recognized innovation strategist Shawn Kanungo. He will share his innovation playbook and provide tips on how to make a dent in the world of eyecare during his presentation, “The Future of Eyecare is Human,” scheduled for today, Thursday, September 15 at 4:00 p.m., followed by a welcome reception. Parties Tonight, stop by the Opening Night party, featuring Bad Habits “The EyeDocs of Rock,” the rock band comprised of several practicing optometrists. The party is from 9:00 p.m. until midnight at the Brooklyn Bowl. Attendee badges are required for entry. For helpful Show resources, check out the Vision Expo mobile app.