Social Events

Opening Reception

Sunday, June 4, 7:45 - 9:30 pm, Exhibit-Poster Hall, Indiana Convention Center. Open to all conference attendees (no special ticket required)

Immediately following the opening plenary lecture, the reception is an opportunity to meet up with colleagues and friends.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres (yes, enough to call it dinner), free beer and soft drinks, and cash bar for wine. Scientific posters do not go up until Monday morning - making this the time to visit with exhibitors.

Don't forget to check out one small block of posters representing the work of undergraduate students. They appreciate your interest and encouragement.

Closing Event at Indiana State Museum

Thursday, June 8, 6:30 - 9:30 pm - Ticket is required. Purchase your ticket online through 12:00 pm (noon), Monday, June 5. IF you have already registered for the conference, you can still purchase a ticket only through Online Registration. 

  1. Go to Registration page and proceed to online registration, login if needed. 
  2. Select 'Not Registering for Conference' on the first page and then Continue Order.  
  3. Then go to the bottom of the Conference Options page (below short courses) to find the Closing Event ticket order option. 

The Indiana State Museum is just a short walk from the convention center, the museum is a premier Indianapolis venue with incredible architecture and beautiful views onto the canal that runs through downtown Indy. Enjoy buffet dinner, an IMAX showing, and a ride on one of the canal gondolas.