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IDOC Returns to Orlando for National Conference: The Connection 2023
IDOC Issues Call for Speakers to Join The Connection 2023 Roster

  • May 23, 2022
  • Press Contact: IDOC 203-853-3333

May 23, 2022, Norwalk, CT – Save the date for the return of IDOC‘s annual national conference, The Connection, to be held in Orlando, FL on February 16-19, 2023.

The announcement comes just a few months after IDOC hosted its largest event to date at The Connection 2022, a record-breaking gathering of more than 800 attendees including IDOC members, sponsor representatives, and other industry professionals from across the country. IDOC is pleased to return to Orlando in 2023 for three intensive days of business management curriculums, COPE-approved clinical education, staff training, and high-profile guest speakers.

"We were thrilled to see such an incredible turnout and energy at The Connection 2022," said Dave Brown, President & CEO of IDOC. "We can't wait to gather again next year and empower the independent optometry community at The Connection 2023. It is our privilege and delight to continue to provide our members with the dynamic learning and networking opportunities they've come to love from IDOC."

IDOC's recent launch of turnkey practice management services for the OD community received a tremendous response at The Connection 2022 and in the months that followed, with many early adopters partnering with IDOC to lighten their workload and gain back their time. IDOC will continue to expand service offerings, helping alleviate the business burdens owners face every day, and bring new innovation to next year's event.

Both IDOC members and non-members are encouraged to bring their whole practice and attend The Connection 2023 as a team, as the event will include a full agenda of employee role-based tracks designed to inform, guide, and inspire IDOC members and hone their focus on the goals and challenges of independent optometry practices.

Headquartered at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, The Connection 2023 is designed to be a family-friendly event. World-famous theme parks and area attractions are located nearby, and childcare will be provided free of charge to registered attendees.

IDOC has issued a call for guest speakers to join the event roster, an opportunity for qualified professionals to showcase their industry expertise and provide attendees with educational content focused on staff training, practice management, wellness initiatives, medical and specialty courses, marketing strategies, and more. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2022. Submissions can be sent here.

Call for Speakers

The Connection 2021 is open to all independent optometry practices. To see the full agenda and keep up-to-date with conference news, register at

Additional details about the event will be forthcoming, including the event theme, keynote speakers, agenda, and more. Sign up here to be notified about The Connection 2023 updates.

About IDOC
For the past twenty years, IDOC has remained committed to building a powerful community of independent optometrists, providing advanced practice management tools, advice and support systems that drive business growth. Membership plans include expert consulting, metrics-based business solutions, negotiated vendor discounts and peer-to-peer networking. IDOC works collaboratively with 3,000+ independent ODs to help them stay ahead of industry change and achieve their business vision, their way. For more information about IDOC, call (203) 853-3333 or visit

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