Special Events

Special Events

New Member Reception (By Invitation Only)
Sponsored by the AAI Membership Committee
Friday, May 4, 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 Wayne Yokoyama, and fellow Council members and Chairs from various AAI committees will join new members for casual conversation and light refreshments.

AAI Public Policy Fellows Program Dinner (By Invitation Only)
Sponsored by the AAI Committee on Public Affairs
Friday, May 4, 6:15 PM – 9:30 PM

AAI welcomes the 2018-19 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’ 2019 Capitol Hill visit to advocate for increased support for biomedical research and the National Institutes of Health.

The AAI Journals Editorial Boards Dinner Meeting (By Invitation Only)
Generously sponsored by Sheridan Journal Services
Saturday, May 5, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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

Service Appreciation Reception (By Invitation Only)
Generously sponsored by BioLegend
Sunday, May 6, 7:45 PM – 10:00 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 2017-2018 AAI volunteers.

Generously sponsored by BioLegend
Monday, May 7, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
801 Red River St.,
Austin, TX

This year’s Gala will be held at the Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin’s premier indoor/outdoor music venue. Unwind with your colleagues for a boot stompin’ good time! Enjoy an authentic Texas style BBQ buffet with all the trimmings (vegetarian options provided), and dance to the music of The Nightowls, dubbed Austin’s “Soul Royalty.”

Independent Meetings and Events during IMMUNOLOGY 2018™
Meetings and events planned in conjunction with the AAI meeting cannot be scheduled during the official hours of IMMUNOLOGY 2018TM. AAI hotels and the Austin Convention Center are unable to provide meeting space that is in conflict with AAI sessions and events.