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 Social Events and Local Activities

Annual Meeting social events provide opportunities to meet and connect with colleagues and discuss the issues of the day. Make sure to include these events in your schedule.

Welcome Reception
Wednesday, July 11, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
AOFAS Exhibit Hall
Hynes Convention Center 

Open to all registered meeting attendees and registered spouses and guests, this event is the first opportunity to meet up with colleagues, make new friends, and explore the Exhibit Hall. Walk through the aisles of new and returning exhibiting company booths, make appointments for later discussion, and enjoy beverages and light appetizers before you head out to dinner on your own. Minimum age in the Exhibit Hall is 16.

Annual Gala Event
Friday, July 13, 6:30 – 10:00 pm
Boston’s Museum of Science

One of the largest institutions of its kind in the world, the Museum of Science in Boston is the most popular cultural attraction in New England. Mark your calendars now! You will not want to miss the chance to explore the museum with your friends and guests.

The Gala will take place in the expansive Blue Wing, which houses the majority of the science center’s exhibits. In addition to perusing the Blue Wing’s three levels of galleries, Gala attendees will enjoy lively networking with friends and colleagues, food and drink, and live music.

This ticketed event is open to all Annual Meeting and industry attendees and their spouses and guests.

​​ Meeting Attendees​ (non-Industry) and their families Industry Representative​s and their families
Adult ​ ​$125 each ​$150 each
​Youth (6-17 years) ​$45 each ​$150 each
​Child (5 years & under) ​No Charge ​​No Charge

​​​​​​​​5K Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, July 14, 5:30 am - 6:30 am
Departs from the Hynes Convention Center, outside the entrance on Boylston at Gloucester Street

Round out your meeting with an exciting 5K on Saturday morning. Make a team, bring your mobile phone, and join in a scavenger hunt that will bring you to some of the most iconic areas of the Back Bay neighborhood. Local Hosts Daniel Guss, MD, MBA, and Jeremy T. Smith, MD, have put together a robust tour, starting at the Hynes Convention Center, running along the river, rounding the Public Gardens and Boston Common, and returning to the Convention Center through Boylston Street. It’s an activity not to be missed!​

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