Social & Networking Events

Welcome Drinks Reception
Thursday 30 May 2019, Exhibition Hall, Manchester Central, 17:00 - 17:30

Ticket Price: FREE

Introduced in 2014, the Welcome Reception will again take place in the Exhibition Hall. Take your time to wander around the exhibition and enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles and visit our 2019 Exhibitors

This networking event is open to all delegates and exhibition visitors from 17:00 - 17:30. 


'An Eye for Knowledge' Pub Quiz
Thursday 30 May 2019, Manchester Central, 17:30 - 19:30

Ticket price: FREE

Show you’ve got an ‘Eye for CORE Knowledge at BCLA pub quiz

Coming to this year’s BCLA Clinical Conference & Exhibition? Think you know a thing or two about eye care? Put your knowledge to the test in the first ever BCLA pub quiz!

Whether it’s brain-teasers on blepharitis, riddles about research or cryptic contact lens clues, our exciting eyecare quiz will bring out the competitive spirit in all of you.

Designed by the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), University of Waterloo, Canada, the quiz will be co-hosted by Professor Lyndon Jones, director of CORE and recipient of this year’s BCLA Medal, along with optometrist and Vision Sciences Fellow at the University of Manchester, Sarah Morgan.  Expect to have fun along the way as you find out what you do and do not know about eyes!

The quiz will take place after the networking exhibition and drinks reception on the first day of the conference and has been supported by an educational grant from CooperVision. 

It’s the perfect way to network, meet fellow delegates, brush up on your knowledge of all things eye care and prove that you are #AlwaysLearning.

The quiz is free and drinks and nibbles will be provided. Prizes are also up for grabs so get your thinking caps on!

If you would like to participate, please ensure that you add the pub quiz to your conference registration at time of registering online.


BCLA Awards Dinner 
Saturday 1 June 2019, Manchester Central, 18:30 - midnight

Ticket price: £78.00 per person

BCLA invites you to attend the 2019 BCLA Awards Dinner. Guests attending this event will be treated to a fantastic evening at Manchester Central taking place on the evening of Saturday 1 June 2019. This exclusive dinner will begin with a drinks reception on arrival, followed by a delicious three course sit down meal. This is a great opportunity for conference delegates to come together to network, build new and existing relationships, to relax and enjoy dinner among friends and peers. 

Dinner tickets should be purchased in advance online. If you have already booked a ticket but wish to purchase additional tickets, contact