Social events

Join us throughout the week at social events for networking and enjoying downtime with your colleagues. Please note: Unless otherwise noted, all the social events listed below are at the Hawaii Convention Center.    

Saturday, April 28, 2018

ARVO Foundation and Dowling Society Gala at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Great Lawn (outdoors)
2005 Kalia Road

The Saturday evening before the Annual Meeting, the ARVO Foundation hosts a dinner of over 400 members and friends of ARVO to honor individuals and organizations who have shown dedication to the ARVO Foundation and its mission. This evening among colleagues is a great start to the ARVO week. 

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Luau-themed Sunday Social on the Rooftop Garden
6 - 7:30pm
Hawaii Convention Center

Enjoy a night full of Hawaiian fun at the Luau-themed Sunday Social! Join ARVO attendees for great food, drinks, music, dancing and more.

Cost $15.00 (includes admission and two drinks)
Children 5 and under receive free admission
Registration for the ARVO Annual Meeting is required to attend this event. Tickets for the Sunday Social can be purchased online or onsite Saturday and Sunday (depending upon availability). These tickets are non-refundable.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Student/Trainee Social
7:30 - 9pm
Hawaii Convention Center

Members-in-Training are invited to join us in honoring 2018 travel and research grant recipients. Please come and mingle with your colleagues, make new acquaintances and meet members of the ARVO Board of Trustees.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Annual Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Luncheon
1:30 - 3pm
Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii USA

The annual Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Luncheon, a fundraising event for the ARVO Foundation, takes place on Tuesday of the Annual Meeting. Over 300 attendees enjoy networking together over lunch. Prominent scientists from around the world are invited as guest speakers to share their experiences. While the luncheon program is chosen to support women in eye and vision research, attendees of all genders are welcome to attend.  

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ARVO Classical Concert at the Hilton Hawaiian Village
8 - 10pm
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Coral 4

Be sure to attend another ARVO classic. ARVO members perform some of the best-known classical selections at this popular concert event. Sit back, relax and enjoy the chamber music.

No admission fee.

ARVO Karaoke Night
9pm - 12midnight
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Kapuni Room

Show your vocal talents or cheer on your favorite performer at ARVO's annual Karaoke Night! Come out for light snacks, great drinks and an awesome time! Cash bar and light snacks provided. You must be 21 years or older to attend this event.

Cost: $10.00 (includes admission and one drink)
Registration for the ARVO Annual Meeting is required to attend this event. Tickets for Karaoke Night can be purchased online or onsite Saturday - Wednesday (depending upon availability).


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Vancouver Welcomes ARVO 2019 Kick-Off Reception
10:15 - 11am
Hawaii Convention Center
Exhibit Hall

Join ARVO and Tourism Vancouver as we look forward to the ARVO 2019 Annual Meeting, April 28 - May 2. All are welcome to join!