Join IDOC experts and your peers at The Forum Tulsa on May 10 for shared learning

and networking in an immersive one-day format.


Education & Training

Add to your knowledge with valuable hours of HR and Staff Management focused education desgined for ODs and Managers.


Networking & Collaboration

Build relationships with other independent ODs in your area who share your goals, issues and concerns, and problem-solve collaboratively. 


Best Practices & Thought Leadership

Learn how to apply proven success strategies to your day-to-day operations, staffing and other important practice management issues.



Event Details

Date and Time:
Friday, May 10th
9:30am - 4:00pm 
Event Location:
Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills
1902 East 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136


Click on the magnifying glass for detailed course descriptions. 
Friday, May 10, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:00 AMRegistration and Refreshments
10:00 AM - 10:20 AMThe IDOC Forum Commencement
10:20 AM - 12:00 PMEye on Leadership: A Framework for Creating a Motivated and Engaged Team
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch and Vendors Connections
1:30 PM - 3:30 PMAlways be Recruiting Workshop
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMPractice Management Facilitated Discussion
*This event is not accredited. 


Full Name

Amy Alvarez

Job Title

HR Consultant



Speaker Bio

Amy Alvarez is a Certified Professional of the Society of Human Resource Management and has a Master’s in Human Resource Management. Amy has experience in Human Resources in healthcare and retail, Management in big box and specialty retail stores and Physician Recruitment. Through these roles and training, Amy is well-versed in recruitment and hiring strategies for “hard to fill” roles, dealing with low productivity, helping encourage employee engagement, on-boarding, training, day-to-day management in a retail setting, employee relations, and so much more.

Amy Alvarez

Full Name

Dr. Steve Vargo

Job Title

Practice Management Consultant



Speaker Bio

Steve Vargo, OD, MBA is a 1998 graduate of Illinois College of Optometry. After working in clinical optometric practice for several years, Dr. Vargo pursued his passion for practice management by earning his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Phoenix in 2008. A published author and speaker with 15 years of clinical experience, he serves as IDOC's Optometric Practice Management Consultant and advises members in all areas of practice management and optometric office operations.

Steve and his wife Melanie have two sons, Lucas and Ryan. In his spare time he enjoys running, cycling, sports and music. A native Chicagoan, he is an avid fan of the Cubs, live music and deep dish pizza.

Dr. Steve Vargo


How much is this event to attend?

This event is free to IDOC members, ODs and staff.  

For potential members, this event costs $100 to attend. Register by 4/15 to take advantage of the discounted rate of $75.


Can I bring my staff?

The content of this event would be most appropriate for ODs and managers.


What is included in the day?

HR and Staff Management content, meals and networking opportunities. 


Are there CE credits for this event? 

Due to Oklahoma state restrictions, we are unable to offer CE credits for this event. 


Is there parking?

Yes and it is free! 


What do I need to bring?

Notebook and pen with an open mind and an interest to make new connections!

For questions, please contact IDOC Member Events Manager, Cori Pickwick at