Looking for free breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Hot Topic Breakfasts: Thursday, March 2, 2023 8:00AM – 10:30AM & Friday, March 3, 2023 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Lunch and dinner, the SECO Symposium Series offers several opportunities (*Symposiums are not for credit). Wednesday, March 1 – OD Lunch 11:30AM-12:30 PM & Joint Dinner 5:30-6:30PM; Thursday, March 2 – AHP Lunch 11:30AM-12:30PM & OD Lunch 12:30PM-1:30PM; Friday, March 3 – OD Lunch 12:30PM-1:30PM & AHP Lunch 11:30AM-12:30PM; Saturday, March 4 – OD Lunch 12:00PM-1:00PM.
SECO’s alumni receptions bring you together with your classmates-turned-colleagues, so you can reminisce about those days spent hitting the books, share family stories, and get up to date on your recent adventures. Alumni receptions will be held Friday, March 3 at the Omni Hotel, 7PM to 11PM. For a full list of almuni receptions, please visit www.attendseco.com
As the owners and producers of SECO100, we work diligently to protect our exhibitor’s commitment to and investment in both the trade show and the industry by taking a firm stance against outboarding. Outboarding is when any non-exhibitor hosts an unofficial event anywhere in the city that attracts SECO attendees. SECO is organized so that companies in the optometry industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services, meet with industry partners and customers and examine market trends and opportunities, while participation dollars provide SECO with the funds to host this event and invest back into the industry. The integrity of the show is diminished, and the value becomes diluted when companies seek in an unofficial capacity to capitalize on SECO attendees. If you hear of an outboarding event, please contact management at email@example.com. If you observe this activity during SECO 100, please inform any of the SECO volunteers or visit the show management office (Room 307).
First aid services will be available should an attendee need medical assistance. Location will be to the right of the entrance to the Exhibit hall. For non-emergencies, dial ext. 4911 from any RED house phone to reach First Aid services or you can reach the First Aid office at 404-222-6282. If an emergency occurs, please call 911 and then call the Security Command Center by dialing ext. 4911 from any RED house phone or call 404-223-4922.
As a professional organization, the Southern Council of Optometrists, Inc./SECO International, LLC is dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free, and inclusive experience for all participants at all Association-organized events and has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of participants in any form. Participants include but are not limited to Association employees, volunteers, members, attendees, guests, staff, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, etc. An Association-organized event includes business at the Association office, SECO International Annual Congress Meeting, official social events such as receptions, membership meetings, board meetings, committee meetings, and any other event for which participants are asked to RSVP or register through the Association. Please report any incidents in which an attendee is abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner to SECO staff or security immediately. The Association shall have no liability whatsoever arising out of its interpretation and enforcement of the Code of Conduct. Please visit https://attendseco.com/terms-and-conditions for further information on SECO100 policies.
Recording or live streaming content delivered in the education courses at SECO100 is prohibited. If there is a violation of this policy, the individual will be removed from the event and no education credit or refund will be provided (if applicable). Participants are not permitted to take photos or shoot video where it is unsafe or disruptive, such as in doorways, escalators, fire exits, expo floor aisles, hallways, sidewalks, etc. Not complying with a request to move or stop capturing content could result in participant’s removal. SECO International may take pictures or record videos during the conference. In registering for the event, you grant SECO the freedom to photograph you during the meeting, and you acknowledge and agree that we may include images of yourself, intact or in part, for conference promotional activities or other related endeavors. This material may also appear on the conference website, print and digital collateral or associated social media outlets.
SECO encourages the use of social media and blogging at the SECO Convention as a way for attendees to summarize, highlight, and promote presentations, or to share their experience in general, provided that presentation content and materials are not shared in full, and authors or presenters are referenced and cited where appropriate. Please keep in mind that presenters hold the intellectual property rights and copyrights to their materials. Please visit https://attendseco.com/terms-and-conditions for further information on SECO100 policies.
Charging stations will be located in the exhibit hall and are brought to you by Bausch + Lomb.
Complimentary basic wireless Internet service is offered in lobby areas of the Georgia World Congress Center. Basic service allows attendees to perform low-bandwidth functions, such as checking e-mail. Complimentary internet access is not available in the session rooms or exhibit hall; however, can be purchased for a daily fee.