AOA+ Leadership Society

The AOA+ Leadership Society is a program for students who want to build leadership skills, advance their careers through networking, personal and professional development and gain specialized education outside of the classroom. Enhance your resume by adding this academic achievement!

Students must complete certain requirements of the AOA+ Leadership Society to earn a certificate of completion for your resume, a special lapel pin and national recognition from the AOA.

2023 AOA+ Leadership Society requirements

In order to fulfill the 2023 AOA+ Leadership Society requirements, students will be required to attend the following events/courses during Optometry's Meeting, June 21-24, in Washington, D.C., including:

  • AOA+ Rally, Affiliate Connections and AOA Experience, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 21.
  • AOSA Optometry Student Bowl™ XXXII, powered by EssilorLuxottica, 8 p.m., Thursday, June 22.
  • EssilorLuxottica Live! and Student Education, Thursday, June 22.
  • Attendance at one Capitol Hill Briefing on either Wednesday, June 21, or Thursday, June 22.
  • Attendance at six or more AOA+ Recommended Courses, Times vary.
  • AOA+ Advocacy Workshopsupported by Johnson & Johnson Vision, 9 a.m. Friday, June 23.
  • AOA+ Residency Summit & Career Fair, 1 p.m., Friday, June 23.
  • Celebration of Optometry, 7 p.m., Friday, June 23.

To see past recipients of this prestigious award, visit

Begin your Optometry's Meeting® 2024 registration

Are you ready to register for the profession's premier annual event, June 19-22, 2024, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee? Open the registration portal below to begin your Optometry's Meeting experience today!

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