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Alumni Events Calendar

For more information on any of the below events, please contact Connie Scavuzzo, senior director of alumni development, at or 312-949-7080.


Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging

Jan. 18
The Illinois Eye Institute’s newest facility honors Dr. Alfred Rosenbloom and his wife, Sarah. The grand opening celebration will feature a ribbon cutting, champagne toast, recognition of donors, and tour of the center.


Iowa Optometric Association Annual Congress

March 27, 28
Enjoy casual fellowship all evening at ICO’s reception on Friday, March 27, during the Iowa Congress. Held at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, this event will feature complimentary food and beverages. Prospective students, current students, alumni and friends are welcome to attend.


Practice Opportunities Symposium

April 10
This annual campus event features interactive small group discussions between students and ODs, alumni and otherwise; networking opportunities with private practice and corporate ODs; information about specialty practices, externships and residencies; practice management wisdom from experts in the field; information on practice opportunities available following graduation; optometric suppliers showing the latest products and equipment; and great food and beverages.


Capstone Program

May 13
Fourth year students unite at this pre-commencement event featuring graduation rehearsal, award presentations, optometric recruiters and suppliers, cap and gown and yearbook distribution, and the an “around the world” assortment of buffet stations and beverages.


May 16
Rockefeller Chapel, 11 a.m.-noon

Alumni Council Meeting

May 16
ICO campus


AOA – 2015 Optometry’s Meeting

June 24-28
On Friday, June 26, during Optometry’s Meeting in Seattle, ICO will host an Alumni and Friends Reception. The event will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. (Check your official program for time and room location.)



Sept. 11-13
All alumni are invited. Come back to where it all began, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Windy City. A special reunion event is planned for the classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010.

Illinois Optometric Association Convention

Sept. 17-20
Visit us in the exhibit hall at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca on Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19 and find out what’s new at ICO.

Wisconsin Optometric Association Meeting and Convention

Sept. 24-27
ICO will be sponsoring the awards luncheon on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.


AAO – Academy 2015

Oct. 7-10
On Friday, Oct. 9, during Academy 2015 in New Orleans, ICO will host an Alumni and Friends Reception. The event will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. (Check your official program for exact time and room location.)