SCENE + HEARD: Meetings Vision Expo West 2022 to Debut The Panorama, a New Show Floor Neighborhood Spotlighting the Innovative Frontier of Vision Technology By Staff Monday, August 8, 2022 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today share details on The Panorama, a new Show Floor neighborhood planned for Vision Expo West, taking place September 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center. The Panorama is designed to showcase cutting-edge technology in the vision industry. To register for Vision Expo West, click here. "Driven by our commitment to leading the vision industry forward, we are thrilled to announce the debut of The Panorama,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council, co-organizer of Vision Expo. “The addition of The Panorama neighborhood was inspired by the rise of new companies in the tech innovation category. The new neighborhood will make the Show Floor easier to navigate, allowing attendees to explore these tech-forward companies that are revolutionizing the industry in one, centralized location.” The Panorama will spotlight 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. The Panorama will include more than 20 exhibiting companies, including Optify; Notal Vision; Roya; Virtual Field; and Visibly, among others. For companies interested in learning more about participation or moving into this neighborhood, contact Mike Annunziato at firstname.lastname@example.org. After making its debut at Vision Expo East in New York City earlier this year, The Atelier will also make its first appearance at Vision Expo West in September. Home to the collections that continue to shape the future of eyewear, The Atelier will feature artisanal eyewear and feature a limited group of sought-after independent designers from across the world. Vision Expo is currently accepting applications to exhibit in The Atelier. The online application form and instructions can be accessed here. Neighborhoods returning to Vision Expo West 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 will also return to Vision Expo West 2022, featuring a collection of luxury fashion houses in a predominantly appointment-based setting within select suites in The Venetian and Palazzo. “We are looking forward to an exciting Show in September,” said Fran Pennella, vice president, Vision Expo, at RX, co-organizer of Vision Expo. “From the new continuing education offerings and the new Show Floor neighborhoods, there will be plenty for attendees to explore, in addition to the many opportunities for networking and relationship-building, which we’ll be facilitating through special events.” Additionally, Vision Expo’s all-new education program will feature more than 320 hours of education, ranging from the latest business strategies and optical technology to patient care and cutting-edge innovations. The CE program will feature leading clinical education delivered by the foremost experts in the field of optometry. Clinical tracks feature key content areas including glaucoma, posterior segment and macular degeneration, anterior segment, retina, anterior dry eye, surgical/co-management, systemic disease and more. OptiCon@Vision Expo will return 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 Hub will host networking, social events and access to representatives and resources from the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE), National Academy of Opticianry (NAO), Opticians Association of America (OAA), National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA) and vendor partners.