Special Events

Special Events

Thursday, May 9, 2019  4:00 pm – 4:45 pm  

New Member Reception (By Invitation Only)

Sponsored by the AAI Membership Committee

AAI welcomes new Regular, Associate, and Postdoctoral Fellow members to meet each other at a relaxed gathering. Members of the AAI Membership Committee, AAI President JoAnne Flynn, fellow Council members and Chairs from many of our committees will join new members for casual conversation and light refreshments.
(Badge and invitation required)

Thursday, May 9, 2019  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  Center Terrace, San Diego Convention Center  

Opening Night Networking Event

The Opening Night Network Event is back! Immediately following the President’s Address, registrants are invited to toast old friends, make new connections, plan their week, and enjoy a picturesque view of San Diego Bay. Light refreshments and a drink ticket are included in your registration.
Registered attendees only.

Thursday, May 9, 2019  7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  

AAI Public Policy Fellows Program Dinner (By Invitation Only)

Sponsored by the AAI Committee on Public Affairs

AAI welcomes the 2019–2020 AAI Public Policy Fellows to this first meeting with members of the AAI Committee on Public Affairs and the AAI Public Affairs staff. Discussion topics will cover the upcoming program year, including the Fellows' 2020 Capitol Hill visit to advocate for increased support for biomedical research and the NIH.

Friday, May 10, 2019  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm  

The AAI Journals Editorial Boards Dinner and Meeting (By Invitation Only)

Generously sponsored by Sheridan Journal Services

Members of the AAI editorial boards and Publication Committee meet to discuss issues pertaining to AAI publications, The Journal of Immunology and ImmunoHorizons, as well as general issues faced by scientific publishing.

Saturday, May 11, 2019  7:45 pm – 10:00 pm  

Service Appreciation Reception (By Invitation Only)

Generously sponsored by BioLegend

AAI honors the dedicated member volunteers of the association—committee members, editors, abstract programming chairs, and others—who work on the membership’s behalf throughout the year by giving generously of their time in support of the AAI mission. Open (by invitation only) to 2018–2019 AAI volunteers.
(Badge and invitation required)

Sunday, May 12, 2019  7:00 pm – 9:30 pm  USS Midway Museum  


Generously sponsored by BioLegend

USS Midway Museum
910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego CA

This year’s Gala will be held at the USS Midway Museum, an iconic San Diego destination. On the flight deck, attendees can experience an array of restored naval aircraft, from the workhorse of Vietnam to helicopters that picked up Apollo space missions. On deck, a band will perform dance hits surrounded by the 360-degree panoramic view of the San Diego skyline. Below, on the hangar deck, World War II aircraft can be viewed, cockpits sat in, and flight simulators experienced.

Appetizers, dinner stations, and two drinks – included in your registration fee – will be provided.

Shuttle service will be provided between the San Diego Convention Center and the Midway Museum.

Meeting Badge required for admission. Guest tickets may be purchased when registering for the meeting.