SECO is committed to helping future eye care professionals achieve their goals—that’s why students and residents are invited to attend SECO 2019 for FREE! Experience unparalleled professional growth with access to world-class education sessions, leading experts, potential employers and peers who share your challenges. In five high-value days, you’ll expand your knowledge, refine your skills, make professional connections and move your budding career forward.


Free Continuing Education

Current students and residents can attend continuing education courses at SECO 2019 free of charge—including special sessions and Saturday’s Student Symposium. New for 2019, the “See the Vision of Tomorrow” keynote address will help you gain vision of what’s happening in eye care. Students can attend education courses as long as space is available (learning labs are not included). Residents can sign up for courses when they register.

Student Symposium

Saturday, February 23, noon–1:15 p.m.

This course is designed specifically for students and offers a valuable opportunity to network with and hear presentations from industry leaders. Free lunch is included.

Win a $1,000 Scholarship!

Attend the Student Symposium on Saturday, and you could win a $1,000 scholarship from SECO International! You must be present to win.


Must-See Exhibitors

More than 900 industry-leading brands showcase the latest innovations in all things eye care, from equipment and practice management solutions to lenses and the latest frame styles. See how these products and services can increase your knowledge when you explore beyond the classroom in SECO’s Optometry’s Marketplace™.

Get $100 Cash!

Every student attending SECO 2019 will receive a $100 cash stipend* to help offset attendance costs.

*Terms and conditions: This program is limited to one cash stipend per person, and stipends may only be collected in person by the individual claiming the stipend. Not available to residents.

Special Events for Optometric Students and Residents

Take advantage of career-building opportunities, expand your professional circle and discuss common challenges with fellow students and residents at SECO’s popular social events.