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Foxfire’s 2023 User Group Meeting

The Foxfire User Group Meeting is an opportunity to connect with our team, our partners, and other Foxfire users.With the latest information presented by industry leaders, sponsors, and Foxfire teammates, you’ll be ready to take your practice to the next level.


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Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount and save $110 if you register by May 31st, 2023. We can’t wait to see you!


Being a Foxfire User Group sponsor is a great way to connect with the Foxfire family and share the latest product offerings.

Meeting Agenda

Sessions will be held Friday & Saturday Covering these exciting new features:

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Thursday 2
  • 5:00 PM – Registration
  • 7:30 – Welcome Reception
Friday 2
  • 7:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM – Sessions Begin
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch
  • 5:00 PM – Sessions Conclude
  • 5:30 – 7:00 PM Shuttle Downtown
  • 7:00 PM – Dinner Downtown
saturday 2
  • 7:00 AM – Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM – Sessions Begin
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch
  • 3:30 PM – Conclude
  • 6:00 PM – Social Event!
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Reserve Your Stay

Sheraton Sioux Falls

Special Group Rate of $115 USD per night. (Rate only available until 6/12/2023)

Our Sponsors

Our presenters

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Jay Binkowitz

Over the last 30 years, Mr. Binkowitz has had extensive experience in retail operations, merchandising & marketing, manufacturing & distribution, technology development, national sales, and on-site interactive consulting.

With the development of GPN™ EDGEPro, he created a unique support company that provides infrastructure to strengthen independent practitioners with new business management tools and processes. He is the co-founder & EVP of Professional Relations Keplr Vision and works as an industry consultant. Mr. Binkowitz served 2 years as the benedict professor at the Houston College of Optometry and as an adjunct professor. He has published articles in many eye care industry magazines and is a keynote speaker at many industry events, both domestically and internationally.

Alan Cleinman

Al Cleinman is, first and foremost, a serial entrepreneur who has launched over 30 companies and company divisions, and scores of products and services. As the creator of optometry’s first national buying group (Co-Optics of America), the eyecare industry’s first consumer magazine (Sight), the first computerized patient recall system and optometry’s premier wisdom-sharing network (Cleinman Performance Network), Al Cleinman has been leading business development initiatives for five decades. The CEO of the industry’s most sought-after business development consultancy for larger optometry practices, Al and his team have extensive experience in marketing, strategy, culture, business development, succession planning and transactions.

The firm’s mission is “transforming lives through recognized and realized possibilities.” The author of A Different Perspective: An Entrepreneur’s Observations on Optometry, Business and Life, Al delivers insightful presentations to international audiences and has authored hundreds of articles in eyecare journals and for his blog and vlog. When not traveling the world, Al resides in the Catskill mountains of upstate New York with his wife, Carol Mandigo, a world-renown puppeteer.


Our presenters

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Timothy Nichols, OD

Tim Nichols graduated from the University of Alabama School of Optometry in 1981. He immediately began practice in Albertville, Alabama. Progressing from the “absolutely clueless phase” of practice ownership to the “semi-clueless but highly distracted phase”, he learned most lessons from the school of hard knocks. Midcareer he began to focus on the business of Optometry and enjoyed a high level of success and professional satisfaction by his retirement in 2021. Recognized as his state’s Optometrist of the Year and his alma mater’s Alumnus of the Year, he currently serves as the president of the Alabama State Board of Optometry.