Optical Resources: How Going to A Tradeshow is Like High School

Posted by Sharon Chin on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Going to a tradeshow can be hectic; in fact, it can feel a lot like being in high school again! With Vision Expo West right around the corner, we thought that we’d give you some optical resources that can help you with managing your schedule at the tradeshow as well as take you down memory lane to relive some high school memories!

Optical Resources that Can Help You Survive Going to a Tradeshow  


Sitting at the popular table

Being popular feels good and sitting at the popular table raises your social status among your peers. At Vision Expo, you have plenty of chances to be at the popular booths! There will be celebrity appearances at the show and you’re sure to find a crowd at these booths. Mix and mingle with the populars and get a picture and autograph. It’s sure to make going to the tradeshow a lot more fun!

Hanging out with your friends

School just isn’t the same without your friends! In fact, most of us will likely say that the best part about going to school was seeing your friends! Going to a tradeshow might be all work, but it can be made fun when you’re meeting up with people you know! Utilize social media to see who has checked into the event and are tweeting about it!

Signing up for classes

Going to class and studying may be the worst part of being in school, but we all know the importance of it. Continuing education is not only mandatory for most ODs, it also keeps you up-to-date with the industry’s best practices. And because you’ve been out of school, you should work harder to catch up with current news, not only for yourself, but for the safety of your patients. Luckily, most ODs already know that and Vision Expo West draws a lot of visitors who come to get continuing education credits. Use the show planner to keep track of your classes and schedule while you’re at the show!  

Sneaking out to party

This is a memory that most of us still remember – sneaking out to party. While we might have gotten into a lot of trouble when we were in school, it was worth it! Going to a tradeshow doesn’t have to be all work and no play! There will be several parties and events at the show so go ahead; it’s all part of work! Plus, you’re in Vegas! Sneak out for a night out or two. We won’t tell!

Will you be at Vision Expo West next week? We’re making some last minute preparations but we’re ready to meet you guys there! Stop by the VisionWeb Booth MS 9035 to say hi! We’ll be happy to give you a demo of Uprise, our cloud-based practice management and EHR system. But feel free to check out Uprise for yourself before you go to the show!

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