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OWL Leadership Summit (Sept 26-27, 2024)

OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership
Invites You to Attend Our Leadership Summit

The OWL Leadership Summit is back on September 26-27, 2024, at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. The OWL Leadership Summit is targeted at mid-career professionals who have their sights set on growing into inclusive, informed, and effective leaders. You'll walk away from the Summit more equipped to: Handle conflict and challenging leadership situations, Improve your communications and presentation skills, Keep diversity and inclusion top-of-mind, Make an impact on the eyecare community. The Summit is an investment in yourself and your career path. Sign up today!


Summit Opens – 2pm on Thursday September 26th
Optional: Networking Lunch available from 12:45 pm for early arrivers

Summit Concludes – 2:30 pm on Friday September 27th, following our Give-Back/Impact Session

Note: Flights out should be scheduled for 5pm or later

Our agenda will cover many topics relevant to career advancement, including:

  • Inspirational Keynotes to start both days off on the right track
  • Presentation/Speaking Skills Development
  • Challenging Cases in Leadership
  • Communicate with Confidence
  • Keeping DEI top of mind – an interactive workshop
  • The usual excellent networking opportunities you’ve come to know and love from OWL
  • The “Pat Morris Impact Session” – where we’ll be making an impact via a teambuilding/charitable endeavor to conclude our time together

Reserve your spot today!



REGISTRATION TYPEStandard Registration
OWL Member$499.00*

*Registration fees include all programs and activities during the Summit and all meals.

Registration includes entry to all Summit programs and events; Networking Reception and Dinner; and all meals during the Summit.

OWL encourages individuals without company financial support who may find the registration fees/travel costs a barrier to attending the Leadership Summit to apply for grant funding.
A limited number of OWL grants are available upon application. Learn more and apply here:


A discounted rate is available from September 25th-28th for attendees of the OWL Leadership Summit at the button below.

800 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 586-0800

BOOK BY August 26th

Contact Gaynor Fries, OWL Executive Director for further information.

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click HERE to View Highlights From Last Year’s Event.