AHEAD is providing multiple opportunities for attendees to connect and get to know each other, all included in the cost of registration.
Tuesday, July 18, 5:30-7:00pm
The Welcome Reception will kick off the main Conference on Tuesday evening. We hope you’ll arrive in Portland in time to join us from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Mingle with your colleagues for some wonderful food and beverages, entertainment, and a nice opportunity to connect or reconnect!
Exhibit Hall Opening and President’s Reception
Wednesday, July 19, 5:30-7:00pm
The President’s Reception will include a selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, hosted soft drinks, a cash bar, and live entertainment, all held in conjunction with the opening of the Exhibit Hall. This year we will be spreading recognition for AHEAD members who have served the Association and impacted the profession through their innovation, service, and scholarship throughout the week—the first awards of the week will be given in a very short ceremony at this reception. Come learn from innovative vendors and sponsors, and meet and greet old friends and new!
Friday, July 21, 6:30-9:00pm
AHEAD's closing celebration is the perfect way to close the week with new and old friends. This year we are keeping the banquet focused on fun and interactions with colleagues by moving the business meeting to an online forum at another time. The final awards of the week will be presented to AHEAD members who have served the Association and impacted the profession through their innovation, service, and scholarship, including the prestigious Ronald E. Blosser Award for outstanding service to AHEAD. Dress is casual or as fun as you'd like it to be.