ACT Special Events

  • Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • Welcome Reception

    • Sunday, November 15
    • PM–
    • Ticket (per Attendee/Guest): $50 (Until September 21) / $75 (September 22–November 13) / $125 (November 14–November 15)
    • (Ticketed event. Advance registration required.)

    Join fellow colleagues at this Sunday night opening event. Light fare, entertainment, and two drink tickets will be provided.

    If you have previously registered for the meeting and would like to add this special event, please email ACT Headquarters a completed Registration Form .

  • Welcome Reception and Dinner

    ToxHunt—Digital Scavenger Hunt in the Exhibit Hall

    • Monday and Tuesday, November 16–17
    • During Exhibit Hall Hours

    Join the hunt for “Dr. Fox” for a chance to win fabulous prizes! Using the ACT Mobile App, hunt for Dr. Fox in participating exhibitors’ booths. Retrieve a password from 15 exhibitors to be entered in drawings for fabulous prizes. Winners to be announced in the Exhibit Hall during the Tuesday afternoon refreshment break.

  • Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

    Awards Ceremony

    • Monday, November 16
    • 12:00 Noon–2:00 PM
    • (Open to all attendees.)

    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 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.

    Learn more about ACT awards.

  • Poster Session with Wine and Cheese

    Poster Session and Reception

    • Supported by SAGE Publishing, Inc.
    • Monday, November 16
    • 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 Night

    • Monday, November 16
    • 6:30 PM–9:00 PM
    • (Open to students and attendees with less than 10 years’ professional experience. Advance registration required, space is limited.)

    This event will provide early career professionals with an opportunity to meet and connect with experienced leaders in toxicology about different career paths, challenges, and professional growth areas.

    The night won’t end there! Immediately following the speed networking session, continue mingling with peers and experts in a mixer format. Light fare and two drink tickets will be provided.

    If you have previously registered for the meeting and would like to add this special event, please email ACT Headquarters to sign up.

  • Lite Bites and Exhibit Hall Activities

    ToxWalks

    • Tuesday, November 17
    • 6:45 AM–8:30 AM
    • (Free event. Advance registration required. Space is limited.)

    Join colleagues, friends, and members of ACT council to explore the old and new sites of Downtown Austin. You're sure to learn something new and burn some calories, walking Willie Nelson Boulevard and Congress Avenue on this fun and exciting guided tour.

    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.

  • Members' Meeting

    ACT Members’ Meeting

    • Tuesday, November 17
    • 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 about the latest ACT business and provide your feedback for the future.

  • Member Mixer

    ACT Member Mixer

    • Tuesday, November 17
    • 6:30 PM–7:30 PM
    • (Open to ACT members only. Advance registration required.)

    Immediately after 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. Light fare and two drink tickets are provided.

    If you have previously registered for the meeting and would like to add this special event, please email ACT Headquarters a completed Registration Form .

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    Closing Reception

    • Wednesday, November 18
    • 5:00 PM–6:30 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, Timothy McGovern. 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 42nd ACT Annual Meeting, November 14–17, 2021, at the Gaylord National Resort just outside Washington, DC!

    Accessibility needs, dietary needs, and allergies must be indicated during registration to arrange for accurate service and preparation. The College will try to accommodate these requests. There is no guarantee that requests can be honored. We strive to work with our partners and vendors to provide safe and delicious meals for all attendees. Despite taking every precaution, we cannot guarantee that menu items are free of trace amounts of allergens or other ingredients.