Social Program


This edition of the World Ophthalmology Congress comes with plenty of exciting activities to network with your peers and create new connections. Take a look at our social program!

Welcome reception

All congress participants are invited to join the Congress Welcome Reception to relax, network with colleagues from around the world and exchange with top industry leaders. Conveniently located within the congress venue (on the exhibition), the welcome reception is the first social event of the programme. It will be filled with ambience created by your surroundings where you will enjoy delicious bites.

Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre, Exhibition Area

Date: Friday, August 16, 2024

Time: 18:00 – 19:00 pm

Fee: Tickets for the Welcome Reception are included in your registration, but you must RSVP on the registration form to attend.

Poster reception

You are all invited to join the Poster Reception, where you will have the opportunity to walk around the Poster Area, exchange with Poster Presenters and enjoy refreshing drinks.

Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre, Poster Area

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024

Time: 18:15 – 18:45 pm

Congress dinner

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to attend our standing dinner reception in a special location, located only a 10-minute drive away from the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC). For your convenience, buses will be arranged from (and to) the VCC.

The Vancouver Aquarium, located in Stanley Park, is a renowned marine science centre and aquarium. It provides a unique and captivating setting. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a delightful evening surrounded by fascinating aquatic displays.

The event promises not only delicious food but also an immersive experience, with the enchanting marine life serving as a backdrop for entertainment and networking with the top international experts in the field of Ophthalmology.

Join us on Sunday, August 18, 2024 and take advantage of this opportunity to exchange knowledge with colleagues and friends and, most importantly, have a good time!

Venue: Vancouver Aquarium, 19 Stanley Park,

Date: Sunday, August 18, 2024

Time: 18:30 – 22:30 pm (buses will be arranged departing from the VCC and returning to the VCC)

Fee: 85 USD per person including food, drinks and entertainment. You can purchase your ticket via the registration form.