Social Events

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

Friday, June 28th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Opening Social – Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Come kick off the conference with an opening night reception at the Regency Ballroom BCD located on the Ballroom Level of our Conference Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Enjoy the opportunity to socialize with friends, colleagues, and other conference attendees, as well as welcome new members and meeting attendees to the Society. Beer and wine, as well as heavy hors d’oeurves, will be available.

Saturday, June 29th – 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Student Social – Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

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. Enjoy the wrap around views of the city from the Thornton Room on the 11th Floor of the Hyatt.

Sunday, June 30th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Picnic – National Zoo

Join your friends and colleagues for food and drink, and live music at the Great Cats Exhibit at the National Zoo.  Enjoy local beer and wine and multiple barbeque options just a few feet from the magnificent cats. Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel to the zoo.  Must purchase tickets in advance!



Monday, July 1st – 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Poster Social & Auction – Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

The Thursday night poster session will include poster presentations, a social, and auction in the Regency ABCD ballrooms. 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.

Tuesday, July 2nd – 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Closing Social & Awards Ceremony – National Museum of Natural History

Join us at the Closing Social and Awards Ceremony at the National Museum of Natural History. A buffet dinner and drinks will be provided.