Social Events

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

Monday, June 25th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Opening Social – Flint Hills Discovery Center – 315 S. 3rd Street
Come kick off the conference with an opening night reception at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. 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 FHDC is located in the heart of downtown Manhattan and celebrates the importance of the geology, ecology and cultural history of the Flint Hills. Beer and wine, as well as heavy hors d’oeurves, will be available. Transportation will be provided between campus and the Discovery Center.

Tuesday, June 26th – 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Mammal Crawl in Aggieville

Discounts will be available at multiple bars and restaurants in the district.

Tuesday, June 26th – 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Student Social – 1115 Venue and Urban Garden – 1115 Moro in Aggieville
All student attendees are welcome to come and socialize with your friends and colleagues, as well as meet new student members. The Student Social is hosted by the Education and Graduate Students Committee. Food, alcohol, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. The 1115 Venue and Urban Garden is Manhattan’s newest event space. It is ideally located in the heart of Aggieville, the hub of Manhattan’s nightlife


Tuesday, June 26th – 8:30 – 11:00 pm

Meeting Social and Karaoke Contest – 1115 Venue and Urban Garden – 1115 Moro in Aggieville Come decide for yourself who has the most singing talent in the ASM! Light hors d’oeurves and an open bar will be available.

Wednesday, June 27th – 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Picnic – Konza Prairie Biological Research Station
Join your friends and colleagues for food, drink, and live music at the Konza Prairie Biological Research Station. Located approximately 10 miles from campus, the Konza Prairie was host to the ASM picnic event in 1997. Bison sliders, a traditional Kansas City BBQ, local beer and wine, and live music will make for a great event. Must purchase tickets in advance!

Thursday, June 28th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Poster Social & Auction – KSU Student Union, 2nd Floor
The Thursday 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 during the poster social. A cash bar will be available during the auction.

Friday, June 29th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Closing Social & Awards Ceremony – KSU Alumni Center
Join us at the Closing Social and Awards Ceremony at the beautiful Kansas State University Alumni Center. A buffet dinner and drinks will be provided. Must purchase tickets in advance!