Specsavers Dispensing Conference

Specsavers Dispensing Conference

When: 12-17 August 2018 (see full schedule)
Where: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth (see full schedule)
Who: Qualified Specsavers dispensers, qualified non-Specsavers dispensers, all optical dispensing students
Contact: Katie Philp, Dispensing Advancement Manager – Email: anz.sdc@specsavers.com


The 2nd Specsavers Dispensing Conference (SDC2) is a one-day event delivered in a roadshow-style format across Australia. New Zealand arrangements will be announced soon.

SDC2 is open to all qualified optical dispensers – both Specsavers and non-Specsavers – and student optical dispensers who are currently studying to obtain the qualification.

The conference program has a strong academic focus and features world-class speakers, interactive workshops and lectures, with driving lenses and blue light among the topical subjects on offer. The speaker line-up includes two international guest speakers from the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO), UNSW Emeritus Professor Stephen Dain, and Dr Lewis Williams from the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), among others.

Delegates can customise their learning by selecting from a range of sessions according to their areas of interest and professional development goals.

Key Details

The one-day conference will open at 8:30am for registration and breakfast and conclude at 6:00pm with drinks and canapés. The full schedule can be found below.

Brisbane, QLD
Sunday, 12 August 2018
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street and Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD

Sydney, NSW
Monday, 13 August 2018
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW

Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Place, South Wharf, VIC

Perth, WA
 Friday, 17 August 2018
Venue: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, WA



Register now and save with the Early Bird rate of $265 + GST, which will be available until Sunday 15 July. From Monday 16 July, the full price of $380 + GST will apply.

Visit the SDC registration portal today to secure your spot.

For event-related enquiries, contact Katie Philp, Dispensing Advancement Manager, via anz.sdc@specsavers.com