In-Person Event to Kick Off 2023 with Engaging Keynote Speakers, Networking Opportunities and Exclusive Industry Insights


The Vision Council announces that registration is now open for the 2023 Executive Summit, taking place January 9–11, 2023 at a new host site, the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, an iconic Texas Hill Country luxury resort just outside of downtown Austin, Texas.

“The Executive Summit will gather the leaders of the optical industry to kick off 2023 and set the agenda for a successful year ahead,” said Ashley Mills, CEO, The Vision Council. “These three days of executive-level networking, inspiring leadership development and learning will deliver value to the industry, its leaders and their respective businesses. Beyond the great line-up of keynote speakers we have planned, who will deliver exclusive industry insights and economic forecasts, we are also curating intentional networking sessions and opportunities for more casual connection that do not happen anywhere else.”

The event is open to both members of The Vision Council and non-members, with members eligible for special members-only pricing. To register, click here.

Over the course of three days, The Executive Summit will illuminate the state of the industry, spotlight key business trends and present concrete approaches to confronting the evolving challenges of the marketplace through a robust schedule of engaging presentations, interactive panels and personalized networking sessions. Furthermore, there will be ample opportunities for cultivating relationships with crucial industry peers via dedicated networking time, guided discussions and activities on-site, including the return of the golf tournament and a new pickleball tournament.

The 2023 Executive Summit kicks off on Monday, January 9 with a golf tournament and a welcome reception that evening. The Vision Council’s annual business meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 10, followed by keynote speaker sessions and breakout sessions. The Summit concludes on Wednesday, January 11 with additional keynote speakers and dedicated networking time.

A detailed agenda will be released in the coming weeks.

The speakers for the 2023 event include: Colin Bryar and Bill Carr, Former Amazon Executives, Authors, and Co-Founders, Working Backwards, LLC, who will illuminate Amazon’s leadership principles that inform decision-making and reveal characteristics that define the company’s culture, and Jessica Buchanan, New York Times Bestselling Author, Humanitarian and Survivor, who will share her incredible story of her rescue by SEAL Team Six after being held hostage by Somali Pirates. Closing out the summit, industry favorite Brian Beaulieu, economist and CEO of ITR Economics, will share fiscal perspective for the future regarding how attendees can prepare their business and personal finances.

Accommodations and More Information

The Vision Council has negotiated a special room rate of $369 for single and double occupancy per night at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. To reserve your room, click here. Reservations must be made on or before Wednesday, December 7, 2022, in order to be eligible for the group rate. Reservations made after the cutoff will be based on availability at then current rates.

For more information on the 2023 Executive Summit, click here. Please direct any questions to Nathan Troxell at