Annual Congress – Exhibitors

April 17, 2017

TO:  Prospective Vendors of Vision and Eye Medical Care Products

FROM: Jessica Durham, OD, President, Gary Odom, Executive Director

RE: TAOP’s 116th Annual Congress and Exhibition Hall, October 12 – 13, 2017


On behalf of the Officers, Trustees and Membership of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, we want to invite your participation in our upcoming 116th Congress and Exhibition Hall.  Dr. Jason Duncan, our TAOP’s CE coordinator, has developed an outstanding education program for Optometric Physicians featuring nationally known lecturers who will be speaking on state of the art vision and eye medical care subject matter.  In addition, the Tennessee Para Optometric Association has designed an excellent CE program for optometry staff which will also be offered at the Congress.

We anticipate more than 250 Optometric Physicians, 100 Paras, and more than 60 Exhibiting Companies to attend this year’s meeting.  We have enclosed an exhibit contract for the Exhibition Hall portion of our meeting.   A summary of the tentative schedule of events relative to Exhibiting Company Representatives for the meeting is as follows:

 Thurs., October 12:  11:00 AM–1:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open (Lunch Served in Hall)
 Fri., October 13: Noon–2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open (Lunch Served in Hall)
  5:30 PM – 8:00 PM President’s Reception & Casino Party

We sincerely believe the 116th Annual Congress could be TAOP’s best!  In addition to exhibiting at the meeting, there are many opportunities for your company to be a corporate sponsor of TAOP events and we would like to discuss those opportunities with you if you have an interest.  Please contact Gary Odom or Lesley Moss at 1.800.451.2438, 615.269.9092 (FAX) 615.269.5986 or at or   Please use this contact information if you have any questions regarding the meeting.  TAOP’s “Meeting in the Mountains” will afford you an opportunity to meet with a significant number of practicing optometrists from Tennessee as well as surrounding states in a relaxed atmosphere at the newly renovated Park Vista Hotel.  We believe this is a meeting you will not want to miss!