regularly teaches eyesight improvement classes at Natural Vision
Conferences and at other festivals / events.
Vision Conferences provide great learning opportunities for teachers
and students alike. I have personally attended and/or spoken at
the following conferences:
Holistic Vision Conference:
- Frankfurt, Germany, 2019 - 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
- New York, 2020 - to come - co-organiser
- Damascus, Oregon, 2018 - consultant
- Fort Collins, Colorado, 2016 -
consultant & speaker
- Pacific Palisades, California, 2015
- organiser & speaker
- Portland, Oregon, 2001 - attended
Natural Eyesight Conference:
- London, England, 2012
- London, England, 2010 - speaker
- London, England, 2008 - attended
Conference on Light and Vision:
- San Diego, California, 2011 - attended
Congress of Behavioral Optometry:
- Ontario, California, 2010 - attended
American Conference on Vision Improvement:
- Oakland, California, 2004 - attended
- San Francisco, California, 2003 - attended
of these conferences were very inspiring; I recommend them
to anyone, but especially to all vision improvement teachers.
Some photos are shown below.
on eyesight lectures and workshops presented by Esther.
Upcoming conferences and other events are listed below (in date
Holistic Vision Conference
30 September - 4 October 2019
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
For details go to www.IKGS2019.de.
Vision Educators 5th Professional Conference
30 September - 4 October 2020
Location: New York, 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
California (2015), Colorado (2016) and Oregon (2018),
plans are underway for the next professional conference in 2020!
This conference will celebrate the 100 year anniversary
of the publication of Dr. Bates' book Perfect Sight Without
More details will appear on the
AVE website closer to the time.
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,
L-R: Chantal Webster, Esther Joy van der Werf, Sylvia
v AVE 2nd Professional
Conference participants. (Pacific Palisades, May 2015). (more
v Dr. Ray Gottlieb and Esther Joy van der Werf at the
24th International Holistic Vision Conference, Italy, October 2013
Two photos from
the British Natural Eyesight Conference
held in Felden (near London), October 2012
3 Bates teachers: Amelia from Spain,
Esther, and Sonia from France
3 Keynote speakers: Meir Schneider,
Esther, and Dennis Robertson
Gottlieb, Esther Joy van der Werf, and Jacob Liberman
at the International Conference on Light and Vision, San Diego,
v Two photos from
the British Natural Eyesight Conference
held in Felden (near London), October 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
Esther Joy van der Werf, Stephen Poynter, Daniela Maturchova,
and Sylvia Willekens.
^ The organizers and some presenters at
Lakeland, Richard Hobday, Esther van der Werf, Aileen Whiteford,
signing her newly published book "Bates Method Nuggets"
at the Raw Health Expo,
Sebastopol, California, 1 August 2010
The photos below were taken at
3rd North American Conference
for Natural Vision Improvement, in Oakland, California, May 2004
^Kate Keilman, Esther, Gladys Bennet
& Theo Copley.
Jacob Liberman demonstrating his
new EYE-port >
Roberto Kaplan from
Austria talks about strabismus
v Deborah Banker, Martin Sussman, Dror
Schneider and Carol Gallup responding to audience questions during a
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