Social Events

This year’s conference will offer many exciting social events during the meeting.

Tuesday, June 20th, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Opening Social – Integrated Research and Innovation Center (anticipated venue)
Come kick off the conference with an opening night reception at the brand new Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC). Enjoy the opportunity to socialize with friends, colleagues, and other conference attendees, as well as welcome new members and meeting attendees to the Society. The IRIC has an open design with 3 levels of indoor-outdoor spaces that will facilitate viewing interdisciplinary labs as well as a Palouse summer sunset.  Beer and wine, as well as heavy hors d’oeurves, will be available.


Wednesday, June 21st, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Student Social – Prichard Gallery
All student attendees are welcome to come and socialize with your friends and colleagues, as well as meet new student members. The Student Social will immediately follow the How to Write a Successful NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant Workshop and is hosted by the Education and Graduate Students Committee. Pizza, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. The University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery hosts regional and national displays of contemporary visual arts. The Gallery is located on Main Street in downtown Moscow, about a 5-min walk from campus, which will facilitate transition to the downtown Mammal Crawl.


Wednesday, June 21st, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Mammal Crawl – Downtown Moscow
The Moscow Chamber of Commerce and the town of Moscow invite all mammalogists out to enjoy a summer evening in our pedestrian friendly downtown, located next to the University of Idaho campus. Come socialize with your friends and colleagues, as well as meet new student members. Local businesses including art galleries, book stores, coffee houses, and micro-breweries will be hosting activities and specials for ASM meeting attendees. In addition, mammal-themed films of dubious quality will be playing at the 1920s restored Kenworthy Performing Arts Center on Main Street.


Thursday, June 22nd, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Picnic – Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Join your friends and colleagues for food, drink, and live music at the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Located on campus, the 63-acre Arboretum has displays of native and global gardens, ponds, and numerous walking trails where you can stroll, relax, and enjoy an evening with colleagues out on the Palouse. Must purchase tickets in advance!


Friday, June 23rd, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Poster Social & Auction – Bruce Pitman Center
The Friday night poster session will include poster presentations, a social, and auction. What a great opportunity to discuss research with poster presenters and socialize with your colleagues. Support the ASM’s Future Mammalogists Fund through donating to and purchasing from the auction! The Auction will begin around 8:30 pm. Beer and wine, as well as heavy hors d’oeurves, will be available.


Saturday, June 24th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Closing Social & Awards Ceremony – Administration Building Lawn
Join us at the Closing Social and Awards Ceremony on the lawn of the University of Idaho’s Administration Building, one of the oldest buildings on campus. Rebuilt in 1907 after the original building was lost in a fire, the Administration Building is surrounded by 12 acres of lawns, trees, and walkways that offer the perfect setting for unwinding, socializing, saying good-byes, and congratulating the 2017 ASM award winners. Must purchase tickets in advance!