Crystal Cornea and Gift of Sight Award Ceremony

June 8 at 12:00 PM EDT

The Crystal Cornea Award and Gift of Sight Award will be presented during the Opening Session, taking place June 8 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, the award ceremony will occur around 12:00 pm EDT. 

Crystal Cornea Award


Recipient: Makala Ashmar

Nominated by: SightLife

The Crystal Cornea Award is presented annually to individuals or organizations whose work helps the eye bank community give the gift of sight. Makala is being recognized posthumously for her efforts to promote cornea donation. 

Gift of Sight Award


Recipient: Jeffrey C. Holcomb

Nominated by: The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration

The Gift of Sight Award is presented annually to a professional who works closely with the eye banking community and whose efforts have demonstrated significant support of eye banking and corneal donation.

Networking Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 9 at 4pm EDT

Sponsored by Stephens Instruments

Join us for the Networking Happy Hour, a fun afternoon event, designed entirely for networking and socializing. If you miss those conversations in the exhibit hall or the ballroom, this is the time to reconnect with colleagues in the eye banking community and meet new peers. Attendees will have the opportunity to hop from table to table to chat with each other and discuss any topics of interest. Join us for a fun event that will include prize drawings. See you there! 


Rockstar Social with SongDivision

Thursday, June 10 at 5:30 pm EDT

Join EBAA for the Rockstar Social with SongDivision a social hour unlike any other, featuring SongDivision. World-class musicians and facilitators, well-versed in organizational culture and team engagement, utilize scientific principles of music to strengthen social bonds and deepen our connection. You won’t want to miss this musical experience with your peers!