Our Events

IACLE regularly holds international, regional, national and local events to maintain the standard of contact lens knowledge and develop the presentation skills of educators worldwide.

World Congresses

IACLE has conducted three prestigious World Congresses on Contact Lens Education, bringing members together to discuss the latest developments in teaching worldwide.

The 1994 and 2000 Congresses were held at the University of Waterloo, Canada. The Third IACLE World Congress, ‘Shaping the Future of Contact Lens Education’, was hosted by The University of Manchester in 2015.

Find out more about the Third IACLE World Congress


Other major congresses take place around the world between World Congresses. The 2017 IACLE Congress on Contact Lens Education, on the theme ‘Translating Contact Lens Knowledge into Increasing Contact Lens Penetration’, was held in Hyderabad, India. 

Find out more about the IACLE Congress

Virtual Conferences

IACLE conducted it’s first Virtual Conference in September 2020 covering topics such as the impact of COVID-19 on education and the way forward, IACLE initiatives and programs and preparing for online teaching and assessment. The conference was an astounding success so IACLE has continued to conduct Virtual Conferences each year.

Recordings of IACLE’s Virtual Conferences are available to members to watch via IACLETOP.

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Train-the-Trainer Programs

IACLE Train-the-Trainer Programs are conducted annually. These events combine lectures and workshops and are tailored to the specific requirements of educators in these countries.

Find out more about these meetings


Global, regional and national webinars are conducted on a regular basis and details are provided in the IACLE Event Calendar

Find out more about our webinars

Educator Meetings & Industry Seminars

IACLE conducts meetings for educators in collaboration with other organizations and with industry.

Read reports from these and other meetings

Member Meeting

Meeting arranged by our members, with IACLE’s input, for our members. We assist with setting the agenda and coordinating the list of attendees among other things.  Member Meetings can be conducted anywhere there is a group of members.  Members provide a meeting report which is distributed to our membership via our member newsletter / social media.  If you would like to arrange a Member Meeting please contact your local IACLE office.