Victoria Conference | 2017

The 2017 Victoria Conference returns to the Hotel Grand Pacific, July 13 through 16, 2017.

This summer continuing education classic has drawn doctors of optometry from across the United States and Canada to Victoria, British Columbia, voted the #1 Top Island in the Continental U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure and Conde Naste. Victoria boasts the mildest climate in Canada and offers unlimited activities and attractions. 

The strength of the US dollar makes this a great year to visit Canada.  As of this March, $1US is equal to $1.33CDN. 

From July 13 through 16, the 2017 Victoria Conference will feature top names in optometric education and a wealth of clinical expertise. Our speakers include: Jay Haynie, OD, FAAO; Roya Habibi, OD, FAAO, FSLS; Loretta Ng OD, FAAO; Matt Lampa, OD, FAAO; and Valerie Manso, ABOC, FNAO.

We have a block of rooms available at Hotel Grand Pacific, our host hotel for the Victoria Conference. This waterfront hotel is located right on the picturesque Inner Harbour and steps from the landmark BC Legislature and Parliament Buildings.  Ferries from the U.S. dock directly across the street from the Grand Pacific.  Enjoy the proximity to downtown, restaurants, whale watching and myriad activities for the entire family. An elegant High Tea experience is also available at the Grand Pacific.

Special room rates of $209 single/double CDN are available if you book before June 12, 2017.  July is high tourist season for Victoria so you are advised to book early to secure a room.

Book your room at the Hotel Grand Pacific  by calling 800-663-7550 or  To qualify for the group rate, please indicate the Group Name (Pacific University College of Optometry) or Group Code (JUL17PACIFIC).

2017 Victoria Conference

July 13-16, 2017

Online Registration

Lecture Schedule

Conference Brochure

Conference Workbook

Exhibitors are invited to participate in the Victoria Conference.  This is an excellent opportunity to reach doctors in British Columbia and Western United States.

Exhibitor Prospectus


THANK YOU Conference Sponsors


Travel discounts are available through Clipper Vacations for those attending the Victoria Conference. Check their site for travel arrangements and hotels.

Booking your Clipper Vacations package is as easy as 1–2–3:

  1. Visit Clipper Vacations online - or call 1-800-888-2535
  2. Pick your destination, travel dates, hotel (if necessary) and any optional tours
  3. Enter/mention OPT17 promo code and receive a 10% discount on Clipper Vacations fares and packages -  or you can also go directly to the discount site.
  • discount is applied at the end of the booking process
  • discount does not apply to Web Specials, sales and/or already discounted fares and packages
  1. This discount code is valid for travel through July 10-19, 2017!


  1. Discount code must be kept confidential and made available only to attendees of Pacific University’s Victoria Optometry Conference.
  2. Only Pacific University’s Victoria Optometry Conference are allowed to use, book and travel with discount code.
  3. Subject to change at any time.


Transportation by Ferry

BC Ferries
Daily scheduled crossings between Vancouver and Victoria.

Washington State Department of Transportation

Seasonal scheduled crossings between Anacortes and Victoria.

MV Coho
Daily scheduled crossings between Port Angeles and Victoria


We’ve made arrangements for a special discounted rate for whale watching with Springtide Whale Watching & Eco Tours.  Book online using the promo code: PACOPT2017 and enjoy a $30 discount for each adult ticket for the Whale Watching Experience.