Friday, February 1

Associate Attendee Meet-and-Greet: Crossing Borders

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Supported by:

Organized by the ORS Associate Members Forum and New Investigator Mentoring Committee

With the hectic schedules and elevated stress levels associated with attending a national conference, there is little time for early career attendees to meet and mingle in a low-key setting. This fun and relaxed mixer is an opportunity for young investigator attendees to speak and learn about one another in such a setting. Our goal is to embrace and celebrate the incredible diversity of the ORS with this year’s theme: “Crossing Borders”. This event will be the perfect opportunity exclusively for Assistant Professor, Resident, Fellow, Post Doc, Student & PhD Candidate attendees to meet other attendees who come from other parts of both this country and the world.

Additional registration fee required for non-members.

Saturday, February 2

Perfecting the ORS Annual Meeting Experience

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM 

This interactive session moderated by a panel of experienced ORS members will help Annual Meeting attendees make the most of their meeting experience and will provide an outline of meeting enhancements.

2019 ORS Mentor Match Program – Meet & Greet

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

This program pairs early career investigators with experienced professionals within our research community with the hope that the two will learn from one another and enjoy a stronger, more fruitful professional experience.  ORS’ multidisciplinary membership offers a myriad of opportunities to connect.

To participate in the program, check “Mentor” or “Mentee” under Mentor Match Program on the registration form.  An email will be sent with a link to complete the “Mentor” and/or “Mentee” forms.

Women’s Leadership Forum Reception

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Organized by the ORS Women’s Leadership Forum

With support received from Virginia Tech

Join the members of the Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) at this event to celebrate many accomplishments of women in the field. This is an excellent opportunity to network and celebrate successes!

Additional registration fee required.