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Networking Opportunities

One of the benefits of attending the Annual Meeting is the opportunity to re-connect with old friends and to meet new people along the way. Join us for these networking opportunities.

Wednesday, October 4

4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Opening Reception in the Exhibit Showcase

We’ll share a little Taste of Charleston with attendees at this opening event. Wander through Charleston-themed food stations and enjoy local music while you connect with colleagues and start meeting our exhibitors.

Supported by a generous contribution from: 

6:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Shuttle Service to Downtown Historic Charleston

Supported by a generous contribution from: 

Get a taste of Old Charleston and head downtown on a complimentary shuttle, provided to meeting attendees starting at 6:15 pm, departing from the Embassy Suites. Shuttles will drop off at the U.S. Customs House, 200 East Bay Street. Buses will run on a continuous loop between 6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 5

6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Physician’s Breakfast
By invitation only – If you are a physician, please look for your invitation via email or contact aacvpr@aacvpr.org for information.

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Showcase

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Rapid Fire Sessions

Collaborate with your peers to identify solutions to challenges in your rehabilitation programs and walk away with a plan to take action and succeed.


Friday, October 6

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Dietitian Breakfast
The first annual AACVPR Dietitian Breakfast welcomes all RDNs who are attendees, students or speakers. AACVPR membership is not required. This breakfast will provide an opportunity to network, share “insider” information, and disseminate nutrition-oriented opportunities within AACVPR. Please RSVP to aacvpr@aacvpr.org. For questions or to contribute to our agenda, contact Ellen Aberegg, at ellen.aberegg@att.net.

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Showcase

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Happy Hour Gathering

Enjoy complimentary beverages offered by all hotels for hotel guests.

7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Celebration Banquet and Awards Presentation

Honor the best in our field as we present the 2017 AACVPR awards. Full meeting registration includes a ticket to this evening of celebration; students, one-day registrants, and guests may purchase tickets for $65 each. Pre-registration is required, and tickets may be purchased at registration until Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.
Emerging Professionals Event: An Evening at 492

Students can join fellow emerging professional for an evening networking event at one of Charleston's hottest restaurants, 492, for southern desserts and cocktails. Mix and mingle with the AACVPR Board members and make lasting connections that will help progress your career.