Friday Mar 15

Friday Evening

President’s Reception at the National Museum of Natural History

  7:00 - 9:00 pm

The 2019 President’s Reception is an exciting and fun-filled evening that is offered complimentary to all registrants. This is the event you will not want to miss! See old friends and connect with new members and meeting attendees at this time-honored event.

WATCH VIDEO BELOW: Dr. James Taylor offers a sneak preview to his special 2019 gala…

This acclaimed event, complimentary to registered attendees, promises to be one of the most festive social gatherings ever assembled by AO. It will be held at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with your colleagues from around the world while delving into the fascinating story of our planet, and explore life on Earth through exhibitions and activities, collection objects, and research that happens in the lab and in the field. AO attendees will have the opportunity to walk through Oceans Hall, Mammals Hall, Winston Gallery, and the National Gem Collection. View permanent exhibits featuring the epic story of how humans have evolved over six million years, a one-of-a-kind interpretive exhibit of the world’s oceans, walk through time to explore scientists’ findings about America’s last dinosaurs, and so much more.

Throughout its history, AO’s spectacular social events have made for memorable Annual Meetings and this is one celebration you will not want to miss! We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.