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September 21-22, 2023 in Austin, Texas

The OWL Leadership Summit is designed for mid-career professionals looking to prepare for career advancement. This is a must-attend event for future leaders in ophthalmology!

OLS Faculty - Info coming soon!

The OWL Leadership Summit is back on September 21-22, 2023, at the Omni Downtown in Austin, Texas. The OWL Leadership Summit is targeted at mid-career professionals who have their sights set on growing into inclusive, informed, and effective leaders. You'll walk away from the Summit more equipped to: Develop and lead teams no matter what your current position is, Define and establish your executive presence, Improve your communications and presentation skills, Make an impact on the ophthalmology community. The Summit is an investment in yourself and your career path. Sign up today!


    Summit Opens - 2pm on Thursday September 21st

    Optional: Networking Lunch available from 12:45 pm for early arrivers

    Summit Closes after lunch at 1pm on Friday September 22nd

    Optional: Group Community Service/Giveback project

    Our agenda will cover many topics relevant to career advancement, including:

    • Keynote: Authentic Leadership
    • Entrepreneurial Endeavors – A Panel Discussion
    • Developing Your Executive Presence
    • Leadership Challenges and Opportunities
    • Coaching for Leadership
    • Advances in the Digital space and the Future of Eyecare
    • Making an Impact beyond your Job

    This year, we will also include an optional teambuilding/charitable endeavor - as well as the usual excellent networking opportunities you've come to know and love from OWL.

    Reserve your spot today!


    Registration includes entry to all Summit programs and events. Meals included.

     Registration Type:
     Standard Registration
     OWL Member  $499.00
     Non-Member  $650.00


    OWL encourages individuals without company financial support who may find the registration fees/travel costs a barrier to attending the Leadership Summit to apply for grant funding. A limited number of OWL grants are available upon application. Learn more and apply here:

    Grant application



    Omni Hotels & Resorts Austin

    700 San Jacinto at 8th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

    Phone: (512) 476-3700

    Concierge: (512) 397-4823

    A discounted rate is available from September 18th-25th for attendees of the OWL Leadership Summit at the link below. Contact Gaynor Fries, OWL Executive Director for further information.

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    BOOK BY August 29th

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