MIT Lounge

Sunday, April 23 - Thursday, April 27

image of MIT LoungeRelax and meet with colleagues in the MIT Lounge, located in the Mosaic Room on the first floor of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.



Trainee/First-Time Attendees Info Table

Stop by the desk outside of the MIT Lounge (Mosaic Room) during the following times to get questions answered, grab meeting materials and get advice on how to make the most of the Meeting:

  • Sunday, April 23 - Tuesday, April 25
    8am - 3 pm CT

Social & networking events

2019 Karaoke nightSunday, April 23 - Thursday, April 27

You can join a number of events throughout the week for networking and enjoying downtime with your colleagues.

For events that are ticketed, you may purchase tickets when you register for the Annual Meeting. If registered already, you may add tickets to your current registration.

WEAVR Drop-In Mentoring Program

Two women sitting at a table; one shaking hands with a drop-in menteeSunday, April 23 - Wednesday, April 26
Noon - 3pm CT daily
Poster Hall (meet by ARVO Central)
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

WEAVR is offering Drop-In Mentoring at the ARVO 2023 Annual Meeting. Mid- and senior-level female ARVO members will be available to meet with individuals who may be looking for professional guidance from a female perspective.

Breakfast with an Expert

Tuesday, April 25
7 - 8:30am CT
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Registration — $15

Breakfast with an Expert is your chance to meet with subject experts for in-depth conversations in a small group setting. Experts will host a table, give guidance and answer questions on a specific theme. Browse the table topics and choose the one you are most interested in.

Sign up when you register for the Annual Meeting. If registered already, you may add a table to your current registration.

Résumé Review

Tuesday, April 25
3 - 5pm CT
MIT Lounge (Mosaic Room)
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Sign up for a one-on-one session with an experienced ARVO member to review your CV/résumé. Bring a printed copy of your résumé

To reserve a session, stop by the First Timers table (outside the MIT Lounge) from Sunday, April 23, to sign up. Any unclaimed spots or no-shows* will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

*As review sessions are only 20 minutes, late arrivals will be treated as no-shows if someone is waiting to claim an available timeslot.

Members-in-Training (MIT) Poster Award Competition

MIT First Authors of the top-five scored abstracts scheduled as poster presentations from each Scientific Section and Cross-sectional Group will be eligible for consideration as award recipients and invited to participate in the MIT Outstanding Poster Award Competition being held:

  • Wednesday, April 26
    5:30 - 7 pm CT
    MIT Lounge (Mosaic Room)

The poster viewing time is open to all. Light refreshments available.