The ARVO Foundation organizes fundraising events that help further the careers of eye researchers. In addition, the Foundation supports several ARVO meetings, events and programs.

ARVO Foundation and Dowling Society Gala Award Ceremony and Dinner
On the eve before the ARVO Annual Meeting, the ARVO Foundation hosts a gala that honors ARVO members who have made great contribution to vision research as well as recognizes donors who show dedication and support of the ARVO and ARVO Foundation mission. This evening amid colleagues is a great start to the ARVO week.

Women in Eye and Vision Research
Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) aims to develop and strengthen the career paths of women scientists.

  • WEAVR Luncheon
    The luncheon is an annual networking event hosted by the ARVO Foundation. Prominent women scientists from around the world are invited as guest speakers to share their experiences. Luncheon attendees have an opportunity to meet new people and network with others in their field.

ARVO/Alcon Keynote Series
The Keynote Series feature prominent guest speakers to open and close the Annual Meeting.