Social Program



Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 6:50-8:20 PM 

Marriott Ballroom Salon 3

Ready to meet a few new faces at this year’s meeting? Or just reconnect with your colleagues? The Welcome Reception is the perfect opportunity to do so! This networking event takes place immediately following the Opening Ceremony and Plenary Lectures, where the conference chair will kick off the event with a group toast. Conference attendees will enjoy a welcome reception of wine and light hors d'oeuvres. Open to all conference participants; conference name badge is required for entry.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:00-7:30 PM 

Exhibition Hall C

Enjoy an open bar and delicious bites while cruising the exhibit hall to network and build new connections. The exhibition offers opportunities to view new product launches, check out innovative products, explore ground-breaking technologies, and discuss challenges and solutions with experts in the booths. Open to all conference participants; conference name badge is required for entry.



Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:30-10:30 PM 

Pier 4 at the Wharf - conference dinner ticket required in order to go onboard

Join us for an evening of sightseeing, food, music and fun while cruising along the Potomac River where you will enjoy fascinating views of America's great landmarks and Washington DC's historic waterfront. The number of tickets is limited for this memorable event. We strongly suggest you purchase the dinner cruise at the time you register for the meeting as this event will sell out prior to the conference.


Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5:05-6:05 PM

Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

The Farewell Reception takes place immediately following the Closing Ceremony on Friday afternoon. Before heading out, join us to bid farewell to fellow conference attendees.