Closing Event & Other Social Activities

Closing Event at Indiana State Museum

Thursday, June 8, 6:30 - 9:30 pm - Advance purchase ticket is required, $30. Tickets available in online registration until Mon, June 5 at 12 pm noon.

To add-on a Closing Event ticket, return to Online RegistrationSelect 'Not Registering for Conference' on the first page and proceed to next page. Find closing event tickets below the short course list.

The Indiana State Museum is 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, a ride on one of the canal gondolas, an IMAX showing of The Last Reef 3D, or end-of-the-evening karaoke!

K Marhaver portrait_optThe Last Reef 3D is the perfect tie-in to this year's closing plenary lecture by Kristen Marhaver (CARMABI Research Station) on Saving the Great Coral Reefs. Dr. Marhaver will be in Indianapolis direct from Curacao in the Caribbean! Read more about her research.

Showings of The Last Reef 3D in the IMAX theater at 6:45 pm, 7:45 pm, and 8:45 pm
The Last Reef

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.

Hospitality Suites at the JW Marriott

Hosted by ASMS Corporate Members the hospitality suites are going back to the basics this year. The atmosphere will be toned down from years past to allow attendees to learn about the latest and greatest from our industrial partners. Suites are open during the daytime for one-on-one or small group visits. In the evenings doors are open to all (Mon, Tues, and Wed, 8:00 - 10:30 pm).