ACT Special Events

  • Welcome Reception and Dinner

    40th Annual Meeting Anniversary Program—Reliving the History of ACT

    • Sunday, November 17
    • PM–
    • (Open to all attendees.)

    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ACT Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona! Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments and milestones while we take a stroll down ACT memory lane. This will be an event you don't want to miss!

  • Welcome Reception and Dinner

    Welcome Reception—Party Like It’s 1979

    • Sunday, November 17
    • PM–
    • Ticket: $50
    • (Ticketed event. Advance registration required.)

    Willie Stargell led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a World Series win, the average cost of gas was $.86 a gallon, and ACT hosted its first Annual Meeting! Join us, and Jazzicology (a Jazz combo including ACT members), as we celebrate the 40th Annual Meeting of ACT. Take a trip back in time and do The Hustle as we party like it’s 1979. Light food and two drink tickets will be provided.

    If you have previously registered for the meeting and would like to add this special event, please complete and return the Registration Form to ACT Headquarters at acthq@actox.org.

  • Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

    Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

    • Monday, November 18
    • 12:00 Noon–2:00 PM

    Listen to a keynote presentation by the Distinguished Scientist Award in Toxicology recipient during this lunch, which is included as part of your Annual Meeting registration. Awards will be presented to the recipients of the Mildred Christian Women’s Leadership in Toxicology Award, Service Award, Carol C. Lemire Unsung Hero Award, Early Career Professional Award, and Award for Best Paper Published in International Journal of Toxicology. The ACT Furst Award for Best Student Poster presentation will be announced, as well as the North American Travel Grant, the North American Graduate Fellowship, and International Travel Grant recipients.

  • Poster Session with Wine and Cheese

    Poster Session with Wine and Cheese

    • Supported by SAGE Publishing, Inc.
    • Monday, November 18
    • 5:00 PM–6:30 PM
    • (Open to all attendees.)

    This is the opportunity to discuss the latest research findings and methodologies with poster presenters and visit with exhibitors. Don’t miss out on some of the most innovative work in the field. Two drink tickets and light fare will be offered. This event is included in the Annual Meeting registration fee.

  • Early Career Professional Speed Networking

    Early Career Professional Speed Networking

    • Monday, November 18
    • 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
    • (Open to all registered attendees with less than 10 years of professional experience. Advance registration required. Space is limited.)

    Attend the ACT Early Career Professional Speed Networking event! Early career professionals will have an opportunity to talk with experienced leaders in toxicology about different career paths, challenges, and professional growth areas.

    If you would like to add this special event, please contact ACT Headquarters.

  • Lite Bites and Exhibit Hall Activities

    Lite Bites and Exhibit Hall Activities

    • Tuesday, November 19
    • 12:00 Noon–2:00 PM

    Networking, scavenger hunt, time capsule…oh my! Join us in the Exhibit Hall to experience the ACT 40th Anniversary time capsule and take part in some friendly competition with the exhibitor scavenger hunt, with the chance to win a fabulous prize. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, including more time to meet and connect with exhibitors, during this brand-new event. Micro munchies will be served for a portion of the event.

  • Members' Meeting

    ACT Members’ Meeting

    • Tuesday, November 19
    • 5:00 PM–6:30 PM
    • (Open to ACT members only.)

    Are you interested in getting the most out of your ACT membership? Do you find yourself asking, “How can I get more involved?” Here is your chance! Come to the ACT Members’ Meeting to hear the latest ACT business and provide your feedback for the future.

  • Member Mixer

    ACT Member Mixer

    • Tuesday, November 19
    • 6:30 PM–7:30 PM
    • (Open to ACT members only. Advance registration required.)

    Immediately following the Members’ Meeting you will have the opportunity to network with fellow ACT members and further share your thoughts on the College and the ACT Annual Meeting. This event is offered as a benefit of ACT membership.

    If you have previously registered for the meeting and would like to add this special event, please complete and return the Registration Form to ACT Headquarters at acthq@actox.org.

  • Professional Social

    Early Career Professional Social

    • Tuesday, November 19
    • 7:00 PM–9:30 PM
    • (Open to students and attendees with less than 10 years of professional experience. Advance registration required. Space is limited.)

    Join us for the ultimate scavenger hunt. Teams will be given clues and challenges, some with a toxicology twist, so brush up on your gaming and trivia skills. Transportation, food and two drinks will be provided.

    Please contact ACT Headquarters to add this special event.

  • ToxTrot

    6th Annual ToxTrot

    • Wednesday, November 20
    • 6:30 AM–7:30 AM
    • (Free event. Advance registration required.)

    Start your morning off right and join members of the ACT Council as they walk, trot, or run through the 5K ToxTrot course. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow ACT members and attendees, all while burning a few calories and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Desert Ridge, Arizona. Register for this event by September 22 and complete the survey to receive a free T-shirt.

    If you have previously registered for the meeting and would like to add this special event, please complete and return the Registration Form to ACT Headquarters at acthq@actox.org.

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    Closing Reception

    • Wednesday, November 20
    • 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
    • (Open to all registered attendees.)

    This event is your final opportunity to network and socialize with fellow Annual Meeting participants and to meet with the ACT incoming President, Lorrene A. Buckley. This event is open to all registered meeting attendees. Stop by and say, "See you next time!" to old friends and new. ACT looks forward to seeing you next year for the ACT 41st Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, November 15–18, 2020!