BCLA Clinical Conference & Exhibition
Manchester Central | 9 - 11 June 2023

BCLA's social events are a perfect way to unwind with your peers, after a busy day of lecture and workshops. Please view the social events below for more information and for details on how to book.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Take the time to wander around the exhibition to meet BCLA's 2023 Sponsors and Exhibitors whilst using the opportunity to network with your peers over complimentary drinks.

The welcome reception is open to all delegates and exhibition visitors.

When: Friday 9 June 2023, 5:30pm - 6:30pm 
Where: Exhibition Hall, Central 2, Manchester Central
Price: Free
Registration: No booking required

Friday 9 June, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, BCLA Pavilion in the Exhibition Hall
15 Year Fellowship Presentations will start at 5:40pm 

We will be hosting a special drinks reception for BCLA Fellows. This is a wonderful opportunity for all BCLA Fellows to come together and celebrate their achievements.  We are also thrilled to announce that we will be taking this opportunity to honour those Fellows that have maintained their BCLA Fellowship for 15 years plus. Please do join us, we cannot wait to see you! 

Guests attending this social event will be treated to a fantastic evening at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester on Saturday 10 June 2023.

This is a great opportunity for conference delegates to come together to network, build new and existing relationships, to relax and enjoy an informal dinner among friends and peers. 

This exclusive event will celebrate the world's finest contact lens and anterior eye professional - with the BCLA honouring the very best in the business. Award categories include:

  • Myopia Management Practioner of the Year Award - sponsored by CooperVision 
  • Dry Eye Practitioner of the Year Award - sponsored by Scope
  • Hospital Optometry Practitioner of the Year Award 
  • BCLA Industry Award 
  • BCLA Fellows
  • Myopia Management Course Achievers 
  • Dry Eye Course Achievers

The BCLA President's Chain of Office Ceremony will also be presented.

The evenings proceedings will begin with a drinks reception on arrival, followed by a delicious standing buffet, plus evening entertainment and music by a live band for guests to dance the night away! 

When: Saturday 10 June 2023
Timings: 7:30pm - 1:00am

Where: Imperial War Museum North, Manchester, UK 
Dress Code: Dress to impress! Lounge suits and cocktail dresses

 £65.00 + VAT per person (tickets include return coach transfer from Manchester Central to the Imperial War Museum North).
Pre-booking required. Online registration has now closed, you can still book tickets for this event onsite in Manchester Central at the main registration desk from Friday 9 June 1:00pm.

Coach Service
Coach pick up is from the Manchester Central venue entrance at 6:45pm. Please arrive at the required pick up point promptly for 6:45pm to ensure your place. 

A return coach service from the Imperial War Museum North back to Manchester Central will be available from 11pm, and then 1 coach departing the Imperial War Museum North approximately every 15 minutes until 1am.