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Thursday, March 1

EXHIBIT HALL OPENING RECEPTION
7:00 PM8:30 PM
Help launch the AGHE 2018 Annual Meeting with a stroll through the Exhibit Hall and a visit to the first poster session of the meeting. Posters will be on display from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and presenters will be at their boards for the first hour. Sample a variety of hors d’oeuvres; a cash bar will be available.

NEWCOMERS’ WELCOME
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Separate registration is required. Fee: $0
The Newcomers’ Welcome is an excellent introduction to AGHE. This event is a good way to break the ice, meet AGHE members and leaders, and become part of the organization and conference. Students and international guests are encouraged to attend.

STUDENT SOCIAL HOUR
9:00 PM, Fandangles Resturant & Bar (Sheraton Atlanta)
Join members of the AGHE Student Committee as they celebrate the start of the 2018 Annual Meeting. Socialize and network with fellow undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students while unwinding after the AGHE Welcome Reception. Post-docs and junior faculty are encouraged to attend this casual event as well!

Friday, March 2

AGHE NETWORKING THROUGH PECHA KUCHA
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Separate registration is required. Sign up fast as seats are limited!
Consider participating in this exciting AGHE networking event. Attendees will learn about cutting-edge gerontology topics from content experts through a set of slide performances.

What is Pecha Kucha? Pecha Kucha is an exciting way to provide information at conferences. It is an image-based slide presentation style that is concise and fast-paced. It allows for speakers to share images on a variety of topics.

Pecha Kucha at AGHE: Ten presenters will share 6 image-based slides portraying the topic. Slides are shown for 20 seconds each and speakers present a comment or two at the conclusion of the presentation. Each presenter will have a total of 2 minutes to share slides. After each presenter shares his/her Pecha Kucha images, they return to their table. At the conclusion of all slide presentations, each presenter will lead a discussion at one of the tables. At this point, session attendees will be encouraged to move and sit at the table with the topic that interests them based on the images that were shared. After attending the session, attendees will have a deeper knowledge of contemporary gerontology topics.

MENTORING WITH AGHE FELLOWS
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Separate registration is required. Sign up fast as seats are limited!
Whether you’re a student, post-doc, or an early career faculty member or professional, you don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to personally network with AGHE Fellows. Take advantage of this small informal setting to glean wisdom, seek counsel, or receive guidance and encouragement from a group of dedicated and experienced gerontologists.

DINE-AROUNDS
Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:45 PM
Take advantage of this networking opportunity and dine with your fellow meeting attendees. Sign up for a specific restaurant at the AGHE registration area.

Saturday, March 3

EVENING EVENT: Totally Awesome 80's Neon Bash
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Separate registration is required. Fee: $50
Take a step back in time and join us for a totally rad 80’s party, never to be forgotten! We are totally going “Back to the Future” as we reflect on the past and look forward to the future of AGHE. Wear your favourite gnarley 80’s outfits and break out the cases of hairspray and blue eye shadow. Prepare to dance the night away (moon walk, break dance anyone?) after a righteous, “where's the beef” southern BBQ buffet. This party is a don't miss. It’s going to be one bodacious time! Tickets for this event are non-refundable and non-transferable. One drink ticket is included.


Throught the Meeting

EXHIBIT HALL: Visit the exhibit hall throughout the conference. Submit your completed exhibitor passport for a chance to win a prize!

SILENT AUCTION: A popular annual event, the Silent Auction is where you can browse and place bids on a variety of charming items while giving back to AGHE. New for this year! Buy it now option! You asked for it, we delivered. All items will have the option of being bought before the close of the auction.

STUDENT LOUNGE: Come enjoy the perfect spot to recoup, plan your session attendance, network with other students, and partake in the Student Committee offerings! The Student Lounge will be open on Friday and Saturday during the conference.

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