KOA Convention & Seminar 2024

April 25 - 27, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn
Manhattan, Kansas

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Join us for the KOA Convention & Seminar 2024 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kansas. 

OD Program:

The education for optometrists will include  16 hours of CE . Thursday night will also include the President's Reception followed by the Eyeball Pub Crawl in Aggieville.  Friday will include CE, along with KOA Business Meetings, Elections of Offices, AOA Update and opportunities to visit with vendors. 

Paraoptometric Program:

The in-person education for paraoptometric staff will also be spread over two days, with many of the classes AOA and/or ABO approved CE. The paraoptometric program will include a presentations from Sharon Carter and Mary Schmidt and paras are invited to participate in the Thursday night reception and Eyeball Pub Crawl.

Saturday morning there will also be a special Leadership Workshop featuring Mary Schmidt for staff leadership.  Registration is separate, but discounts apply for those registered for both the KOA and the Leadership Workshop.

We will also host a golf tournament at Colbert Hills. It is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, April 25 and is open to ODs, assistants spouses, staff, industry partners, and guests. 

Hotel Information:

UPDATE - March 22, 2024 - the room block at the Hilton Garden Inn is full and the hotel is sold out.  The Fairfield Inn still has rooms available through our block, but we encourage you to call their local number (785-539-2400) and indicate you are needing a room under the Kansas Optometric Association room block.  We have added rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Manhattan.  

  • We have secured an additional block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn Manhattan, located at 300 Colorado Street in Manhattan, Kansas. The room block at the Fairfield Inn will be available until April 4 or until the room block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  Please call (785) 539-2400 to reserve a room. Indicate that it is part of the Kansas Optometric Association group rate.

  • An additional block of rooms has been secured for April 25-26 at the Holiday Inn Express adjacent to the Convention Center.  The room rate is $122 and reservations can be made by calling directly (785-320-7454) and using group code KOA.  You can also book online.
  • SOLD OUT: The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 410 South 3rd Street in Manhattan, Kansas.  Please be sure to make hotel reservations as soon as possible.  The special room rate will be available until March 30, 2024 or until the room block is sold-out, whichever comes first.   

Reserve Online 
Hotel reservations by phone: 785-532-9116 



We are looking forward to another exciting in-person event in Manhattan, featuring excellent opportunities to visit with optometrists and optometric staff from across the state. We will be hosting our golf tournament at Colbert Hills on Thursday, April 25, and vendors are encouraged to participate.  In addition, we will be bringing back our very popular Eyeball Pub Crawl in Aggieville Thursday night, which features opportunities for vendors to sponsor the different stops on the pub craw.  If you are interested in exhibit/sponsorship opportunities, please complete the forms below or contact the KOA by phone at 785-232-0225 or email rachelle@kansasoptometric.org.