Annual Meeting

Social Activities


Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 9, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
AOFAS Exhibit Hall, Henry B. Gonzalez 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.

Celebrate San Antonio
(formerly known as the Gala)

Friday, September 11, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

Interior of Buckhorn Saloon

Pack your cowboy hat and experience the best of Texas at this family-friendly event! Make unforgettable memories with friends and colleagues where Teddy Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders and Pancho Villa is rumored to have planned the Mexican Revolution. For over 131 years, the Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place for good conversation, great food, and spectacular wildlife exhibits.

Longhorn at the Buckhorn Saloon

Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by a real Longhorn steer. Enjoy drinks at the Saloon, containing one of the world's most unique and largest collections of horns and antlers. Ride a mechanical bull, if you dare. Wander around and explore the Hall of Texas History Wax Museum, the Texas Ranger Museum with the Bonnie and Clyde Exhibit, and other unique oddities. Food stations throughout the exhibits will delight you with the best of Tex-Mex and other authentic local fare. Then scoot your boots to the Toepperwein Room for live music and dancing, complete with a line dance instructor. Cap off your evening at the complimentary green-screen photo booth, packed with plenty of fun props, to capture a great night of memory making.

Food, drink, and entertainment are all included in the ticket price. Hope to see y'all there!


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