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Special Events

Esther regularly teaches eyesight improvement classes at Natural Vision Conferences and at other festivals / events.

Natural Vision Conferences provide great learning opportunities for teachers and students alike. I have personally attended and/or spoken at the following conferences: 

International Holistic Vision Conference:
- Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017 - (to come)
- Madrid, Spain, 2015 - speaker
- Gazzada, Italy, 2013 - speaker
- Gazzada, Italy, 2011 - speaker
- Spa, Belgium, 2009 - speaker
- Paris, France, 2002 - attended

Association of Vision Educators Professional Conference
- Oregon, 2018 (to come)
- Fort Collins, Colorado, 2016 - consultant & speaker
- Pacific Palisades, California, 2015 - organiser & speaker
- Portland, Oregon, 2001 - attended

British Natural Eyesight Conference:

- London, England, 2012 - speaker
- London, England, 2010 - speaker
- London, England, 2008 - attended


International Conference on Light and Vision:
- San Diego, California, 2011 - attended

International Congress of Behavioral Optometry
- Ontario, California, 2010 - attended

North American Conference on Vision Improvement:
- Oakland, California, 2004 - attended
- San Francisco, California, 2003 - attended

All of these conferences were very inspiring; I recommend them highly
to anyone, but especially to all vision improvement teachers.  
Some photos are shown below.


Information on eyesight lectures and workshops presented by Esther.

Upcoming conferences and other events are listed below (in date order).



26th International Holistic Vision Conference

Dates:  27-29 October 2017
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland 

More information on the IHVC Edinburgh website. Also on Facebook.
(Due to summer travel in Europe, Esther will NOT attend this conference.)

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Association of Vision Educators 4th Professional Conference

Dates:  September 2018
Location: Oregon, USA 

A long weekend for natural vision educators and eyesight professionals
to meet colleagues, share knowledge, be (re-)inspired,
recharge professional batteries, and have fun together!

Due to the great success of the recent professional conferences in
California (2015) and Colorado (2016), plans are already underway for
the next professional conference! Details to follow in due course.

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v  Esther Joy van der Werf presenting a lecture on the original Bates Method
at the 25th International Holistic Vision Conference in Madrid, Spain, 31 October 2015.




v The 'Fab Four' vision educators reunite at the Madrid 2015 IHVC.
We all met and shared a room at the Paris 2002 IHVC. Fun ladies, great memories!
L-R: Chantal Webster, Esther Joy van der Werf,
Sylvia Lakeland and Amelia Salvador.


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AVE 2nd Professional Conference participants. (Pacific Palisades, May 2015). (more photos)
Group photo at and in the tree

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 Dr. Ray Gottlieb and Esther Joy van der Werf at the
24th International Holistic Vision Conference, Italy, October 2013
Ray Gottlieb and Esther Joy van der Werf
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v  Two photos from the British Natural Eyesight Conference
held in Felden (near London), October 2012

3 Bates teachers Amelia Esther Sonia
^  3 Bates teachers: Amelia from Spain, Esther, and Sonia from France

keynote speakers Meir Esther Dennis
^  3 Keynote speakers: Meir Schneider, Esther, and Dennis Robertson
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v  Ray Gottlieb, Esther Joy van der Werf, and Jacob Liberman
at the International Conference on Light and Vision, San Diego, April 2011
Ray Gottlieb, Esther Joy van der Werf, Jacob Liberman
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 Two photos from the British Natural Eyesight Conference
held in Felden (near London), October 2010

palming train at BNEC 2010
^  Meir Schneider takes a photo of the 'Palming Train' in front of Felden Lodge.
In the palming train from front to back: Sonia Carrocine, Aileen Whiteford, 
Esther Joy van der Werf, Stephen Poynter, Daniela Maturchova, and Sylvia Willekens.

BNEC presenters
^ The organizers and some presenters at the BNEC
L-R: Sylvia Lakeland, Richard Hobday, Esther van der Werf, Aileen Whiteford, Margaret Montgomery.


v  Esther signing her newly published book "Bates Method Nuggets"
at the Raw Health Expo, Sebastopol, California, 1 August 2010
Esther Joy signing her book Bates Method Nuggets

The photos below were taken at the 3rd North American Conference
for Natural Vision Improvement, in Oakland, California, May 2004

4 bates teachers
^Kate Keilman, Esther, Gladys Bennet & Theo Copley.

Jacob Liberman demonstrating his new EYE-port  >

Jacob Liberman with Eyeport
Roberto Kaplan <  Roberto Kaplan from Austria talks about strabismus


Deborah Banker, Martin Sussman, Dror Schneider and Carol Gallup responding to audience questions during a panel Q&A

Panel Bates teachers
 

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and all of a sudden my prescription ran out.

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