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Social & networking events

Join us at these events throughout the week for networking and enjoying downtime with your colleagues. 


Saturday, April 22

2019 Annual Meeting Sunday Social at Vancouver AquariumARVO Foundation Gala
7:30 - 10:30 pm
New Orleans Convention Center

Held the evening before the opening of the ARVO Annual Meeting, members and friends of ARVO join together for a semi-formal dinner and celebration to honor individuals and organizations who have shown dedication to the ARVO Foundation and its mission.

This year's Gala will feature dinner and entertainment as we return to a century ago with a 'Roaring '20s' theme. This fun evening among colleagues is a great start to the ARVO Week. Ticket purchase required.


Sunday, April 23

2019 Annual Meeting Sunday Social at Vancouver AquariumSunday Social
7:30 – 10:30pm
The Fillmore New Orleans
6 Canal Street
New Orleans, La. 70130

Toss the black tie, it's no formal affair. Just come as you are for that 'Big Easy' flair. Enjoy a live band, New Orleans style activties and entertainment. Suitable for all ages.

Registration for the ARVO Annual Meeting is required to attend this event; guest tickets are available as well. Tickets for the Sunday Social may be purchased online with registration, or on site Saturday and Sunday (depending upon availability). These tickets are non-refundable.

$35 (includes admission and two drinks)

Saturday Purchase tickets in the registration area of the New Orleans Convention Center
Sunday Purchase tickets at ARVO Central


Monday, April 24

2019 Student/Trainee SocialStudent/Trainee Social
6:30 – 8pm
New Orleans Convention Center

Members-in-Training are invited to join us in honoring 2023 travel and research grant recipients. Please come and mingle with your colleagues, make new acquaintances and meet members of the ARVO Board of Trustees. No ticket purchase required.


Tuesday, April 25

2022 WEAVR EventWomen in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Luncheon
1:45 – 3:15pm
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Everyone is welcome to attend the annual Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Luncheon, a fundraising event for the ARVO Foundation. Over 500 attendees enjoy networking together over lunch and hearing a powerful keynote presentation. Ticket purchase required. Proceeds support women in the visual sciences.


Wednesday, April 262019 Karaoke Night

ARVO Karaoke Night 
9pm – midnight
Republic NOLA
828 South Peters Street
New Orleans, La. 70130

Karaoke time! Please join us in the famous French Quarter for cocktails, dance, music, a light snack and most of all a fun time. Rock the stage and sing your favorite song. You must be 21 years or older to attend this event.

Registration for the ARVO Annual Meeting is required to attend this event; guest tickets are also available with your registration. Tickets for Karaoke Night may be purchased online or on site between Saturday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 26 (depending upon availability). These tickets are non-refundable.

$20 (includes admission and one drink)

Purchase tickets at ARVO Central.


Thursday, April 27

2024 Seattle Kickoff
2:45 - 3:45pm
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Exhibit Hall

Join us for a light snack as we close out the 2023 Annual Meeting and look forward to 2024. All are welcome to join!