CEwire2016 turned out the lights at Midnight 5/1/16. With only a single year in existence, it was a great success. Nearly 3000 registered to take up to 50 hours of quality COPE approved courses by first class presenters. The low cost and convenience, taking the program either live the first two days, or on demand that balance of the time, was an added bonus. We learned some things along the way that might help us with CEwire2017. A great miscalculation was only charging an additional $50 for group practice admission. The thinking was that a partner in a practice could benefit from a discount. Many of the group practices registered far more than another single OD. One practice registered 20 additional practitioners. Our loss their gain. Another disappointment was the lack of major financial support from the large multinational companies. We felt that making the profits go to two optometry charities, companies would dig into their deep pockets for support. This did not happen. Although, we had a fairly large group of vendors, they paid only a fraction of what they would pay at a live exhibit hall. We are gratified that we paid our speakers at least double the going rate to attract the very best. Paying for 50 hours was a steep fixed cost. Do we really need so many course hours in 2017? What is your opinion of CEwire2016? Is there anything we can do to make it better? Please share...this is the place.