Special Events

Special Events

New Member Reception (By Invitation Only)
New-Member-SmallSponsored by the AAI Membership Committee
Friday, May 12, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
(Badge and invitation required)

AAI welcomes new Regular, Associate, and Postdoctoral Fellow members to meet each other at a relaxed gathering. Members of the AAI Membership Committee, AAI President Arlene Sharpe, and fellow Council members will join new members for casual conversation and light refreshments.

Opening Night Welcome Reception
Opening_Reception_SMALLFriday, May 12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Ballroom Foyer/Pre-Function – 3rd Floor

Following the President’s Address, exit the Ballroom for the Opening Night Welcome Reception. Connect with friends, make new acquaintances, plan your week, and enjoy the beautiful view of D.C. Remember to bring the complimentary drink ticket included with your meeting badge. Registered attendees only.

AAI Public Policy Fellows Program Dinner
(By Invitation Only)

PPFP_smallSponsored by the AAI Committee on Public Affairs
Friday, May 12, 8:00 PM. – 10:00 PM

AAI welcomes the 2017-18 AAI Public Policy Fellows to this first meeting with members of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs and the AAI Public Affairs staff. Discussion topics will cover the upcoming program year, including the Fellows’ 2018 Capitol Hill visit to advocate for increased support for biomedical research and the National Institutes of Health.

The Journal of Immunology (The JI) Editorial Board Dinner Meeting
(By Invitation Only)

Generously sponsored by Sheridan Journal Services
Saturday, May 13, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Editorial Board members meet to discuss items of interest and concern regarding The JI specifically, and scientific publishing in general.

Service Appreciation Reception (By Invitation Only)
Generously sponsored by BioLegend
Sunday, May 14, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
(Badge and invitation required)

AAI honors the dedicated member volunteers of the association—committee members, editors, abstract programming chairs, and others—who work on the membership’s behalf throughout the year by giving generously of their time in support of the AAI mission.  Open (by invitation only) to 2016-2018 AAI volunteers.

IMMUNOLOGY 2017™  GALA
GALA_smallGenerously sponsored by BioLegend
Monday, May 15, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

Celebrate the freedom of science in style at the Newseum, the world-famous museum of news and journalism, the home of the First Amendment in Washington, D.C. You’re invited to enjoy appetizers from Wolfgang Puck, drink, and dance the night away amidst front pages from 80 international newspapers, the powerful Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, and interactive displays that tackle real-life reporting dilemmas. Take in entire sections of the Berlin Wall and explore where rock and roll and politics meet at the Newseum’s newest exhibit, “Louder than Words.” Before you leave, visit its balconies for breathtaking views of the White House and the U.S. Capitol building.

The news has never been more exciting! Open to all IMMUNOLOGY 2017™ attendees. Come as you are. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided throughout the event between the Newseum and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Meeting badge required.

IMMUNOLOGY 2017™ Capitol Hill Day
Tuesday, May 16
12:15 pm – 5:00 pm

When registering for the meeting, you may wish to indicate your interest in visiting your Congressional delegation to advocate for biomedical research and the National Institutes of Health. If interested, you must be fully available to AAI on May 16 from 12:15 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., and you must participate in at least one of the training opportunities that will be offered prior to, or at, the meeting. Limited availability. Deadline to apply is March 30, 2017, with the early registration deadline. AAI will notify applicants no later than April 7, 2017.