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MANY WAYS TO EARN A SPOT AT TRANSITIONS ACADEMY Nominations for the 2017 Transitions Innovation Awards will be accepted online from Oct. 1 to 31. Award categories include 2017 Transitions Brand Ambassador, Retailer of the Year, Eyecare Practice of the Year, Best in Training and Best Quebec’s New Look Eyewear was one of the Transitions Innovation Award winners at the 2017 Transitions Academy awards ceremony. PHOTO BY DENIS LANGLOIS in Marketing. The awards program is open to optical industry professionals, educators, regional retailers, optical laboratories and independ- ent eyecare professionals. Winners will be announced at the 22nd annual Transitions Academy, set for Feb. 11 to 14, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Becoming a Transitions Innova- tion Award finalist is one of the five ways that industry profession- als can earn an invitation to attend the 2018 Transitions Academy. Nomination forms and rules can be found at Transitions.com/Awards Here are the other ways to earn a spot at Transitions Academy: 1> Attend as a Guest of Your Lens Supplier: Industry professionals should let their Transitions lens supplier know they would like to register for Transitions Academy. Many lens suppliers are providing opportunities and promotions for customers to earn their way and attend as their guest; 2> Become a Transitions Change Agent: Transitions Optical is recruiting eyecare professionals who are millennials or serve many millennial patients and are looking to change the conversations their peers and patients are having around Transitions lenses. Industry professionals interested in becoming a Transitions Change Agent can visit TransitionsPRO.com/ChangeAgent to apply. 3> Request a Spot / Nominate Someone to Attend: Although Transitions Academy is an invitation- only event, Transitions is reserving spaces for interested industry professionals from North America. Past Academy attendees can also nominate someone who should be added to the invitation list. Those interested can request to attend at TransitionsAcademy.com, more details regarding cost and arrangements will be provided. 4> Join the Speaker’s Bureau: Qualified industry speakers can e-mail Transitions customer service (customerservicecanada@transitions.com) to learn more about becoming a part of the Transitions Speakers Bureau and to inquire about Transitions Academy benefits. Proudly Supporting Independent CANADIAN EYE CARE PROFESSIONALS with buying group benefi ts since 1988 Ad_1.indd 1 www.theopticalgroup.ca 1.800.263.0010 17-05-31 9:40 AM