Social Events and Networking Opportunities

Opening Reception

Wednesday, October 18, 7:00-9:00 pm

Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819

On Wednesday, October 18, from 7:00-9:00 pm after a full day of science, ASHG invites you to enjoy an evening of fun with your fellow colleagues. Celebrate genetics at ASHG 2017 with lawn games, refreshments, and a new matching game. When you arrive at ASHG 2017, your meeting bag will have a button (badge) of an iconic image in genetics. At the Opening Reception, you’ll find your match, make a friend, and win a prize!  

ASHG2017 Matching Game

The reception will feature a very special musical guest: Ethidium Spill, whose members include genetic rock stars Francis Collins, Anthony Antonellis, and Elliott Margulies. Party with old friends and new colleagues and get amped up for another outstanding meeting! This event is open to all registered attendees. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a cash bar.

#ASHG17 Tweetup

Thursday, October 19, 6:45-8:45 pm

Location: The Pub Orlando, Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive #1003, Orlando, FL 32819

Ever wonder what all of those people on Twitter or other social media look like in person? Here's your chance to find out. Join the members of the ASHG communications committee and any other ASHG attendees who use social media like Twitter -- or anyone who wants to learn -- for a happy hour and conversation. This event is open to all ASHG attendees.

Ancillary, Satellite, and Exhibitor Events

Dates, Times, and Locations Vary

Throughout the meeting, outside organizations may hold educational events, networking opportunities, and university/special receptions. Please see the Schedule of Events for a listing of ancillary events and see the Ancillary Event page to organize an event.