Bookings for this event are closed. 

If the event is Optometry Tomorrow, Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize, the Diploma Ceremony or a regional member CET event you can call 020 7766 4377/4347 to see if there are any spaces. 

If the event is a webinar on online peer discussion please call 020 7766 4361 or email


Optometry Tomorrow 2019


24 – 25 February 2019 Add to calendar


Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PP

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Everything you need to know for your visit

Early registration
Registration will open on Saturday 23 February from 5-7pm in the Monarch Foyer, so be sure to register then to beat the Sunday morning rush and collect your name badge and delegate pack. 

Conference timeline

Date time activity
Saturday 23 February 5-7pm Registration desk opens
Sunday 24 February 8am Registration desk and trade exhibition opens
Sunday 24 February 9.15am Conference begins
Sunday 24 February 5.35-7pm Networking reception (Monarch Suite)
Monday 25 February 8am Registration desk and trade exhibition opens
Monday 25 February 9am Conference begins
Monday 25 February 2.45-3.30pm AGM
Monday 25 February 6pm End of conference

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Upon arrival, please register at the conference registration desk, located just inside the Monarch Suite entrance. Registration and the trade exhibition will open from 8am on Sunday 24 and Monday 25 February. You will be given your delegate badge and pack on arrival, which includes the conference brochure. Presentation handouts and slides are only available on the app. A stand-up fork buffet lunch and refreshments are included in your ticket. Please note that there will be limited seating for delegates during the lunch hour.

Workshops, seminars, peer discussion and sponsor sessions
Please note that you can only attend the workshops, seminars, peer discussion and sponsor sessions that you have pre-booked, so please check your agenda. If you spot any discrepancies, or no longer wish to attend a certain session you can amend your sessions manually up until 5pm Friday 8 February. After that deadline please call Helen Homersham on 020 7766 4347 or email Helen at
There are a limited number of workshop spaces still available. 

Session allocation desk
Subject to availability, you will be able to enquire about or book a place on workshops, seminars, peer discussions and sponsor sessions at the 'session allocation desk' which will be located by the hotel's swimming pool. Please only enquire about spaces on sessions for Sunday on Sunday and for Monday on Monday.
Please do not attend any additional sessions to those you have already booked without checking and booking your place at the session allocation desk first, as there may not be places available and, if you're not booked on, you will not be eligible for the CET points.
If you no longer plan to attend a pre-booked session, please inform staff at the allocation desk so that spaces can be opened up to other delegates.

It is essential that you keep your delegate badge with you for the duration of the conference for CET point registration purposes. To gain your CET points you must also complete our online feedback form. You will be emailed the link to the feedback form on the day of the event and you will be able to access it through the app. CET points will be uploaded within 10 working days of the event.

College stand
Don't forget to pick up your limited edition Easter stickers from the College stand, (number 29), and take the opportunity to speak to staff about member benefits, higher qualification queries, the College's research fund and our latest developments.

Prayer room
There will be a prayer room available for delegates to use which is in the Monarch Office, located opposite the registration desk in the Monarch foyer.

We encourage all College members to attend the AGM at 2.45pm on Monday in the Kings Suite. You can hear an update on College activities over the last year and put questions to the senior management team. The AGM will also incorporate The Benevolent Fund AGM. 
The conference app - download instructions
- Download the Elements Event Portal from either the App store of Google Play
- Once downloaded you can access the event by entering the event code OT2019
- You will need to log in using the email address you registered for the conference with and the temporary
   unique password that was sent to you 
- If you have any questions before the event please call 020 7766 4377. If you have any questions at the
  event please visit the app help desk in the Monarch Foyer.
And finally
If you have any questions about the conference please contact Helen Homersham on 020 7766 4347 or email Helen at:

Over the conference weekend, the events team can be contacted on 07889 728227.

We are using the Twitter and Instagram, hashtag #OptometryTomorrow for the conference and we encourage you to join the latest discussion relating to the conference and to share your photos with us.

We look forward to welcoming you in Birmingham.