Closing Event & Social Activities


Engaging with colleagues and friends, both old and new, is a key feature of the yearly gathering. While the closing event requires the advance purchase of a $50 ticket, which is available through online registration, all other activities are accessible to all conference attendees. Brace yourself to connect with individuals worldwide, united by a shared objective: to exchange knowledge and insights about the latest developments in the field of mass spectrometry.

Group of four people engaged in discussion at the annual conference.
Opening Reception

Sunday, June 2, 7:45 - 9:30 pm, Exhibit-Poster Hall (hall D), Anaheim 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.

Closing Event at the Grand Plaza (in front of the Convention Center)

Event Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Ticket Cost: $50
Advance purchase ticket is required. Ticket sales close on Mon, June 3 or when capacity is reached.

If you have already registered for the conference and wish to add-on a closing event ticket, simply return to online registration for the annual conference (you will see a green check box for your registration) and you will see all items available for you to "Buy" --short courses (long list), then closing event and companion registration. Make your selection and proceed to check-out.

The online registration system allows for purchase of one companion badge and one companion closing event ticket. If you need to purchase additional companion badge / companion closing event ticket, please contact for assistance.

This is an OUTDOOR event in front of the convention center. Event ticket includes a light supper buffet, cash bars, and entertainment by The Little Mermen!