The NAVC Conference 2017: Events & Entertainment Schedule
Check out our social events and evening entertainment.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
As the featured General Session speaker, Robin Roberts will kick off the week by sharing stories about her award-winning career, her battle against multiple life-threatening illnesses and her triumphant return to the anchor desk of Good Morning America.
Orange County Convention Center: West Concourse | Tangerine Ballroom
DOORS OPEN – 8:15 AM
SHOW STARTS – 8:30 AM
Join the Dirty Jobs TV host and Deadliest Catch narrator, Mike Rowe, for the opening ceremony and kick off the NAVC Conference in style.
HYATT REGENCY BALLROOM
DOORS OPEN – 6:30 PM
SHOW STARTS – 7:00 PM
After your fun-filled run, you’ll enjoy a private party featuring light breakfast, refreshments, SeaWorld Animal Ambassadors, and if you’re one of the top finishers in your age group – your moment in the spotlight during the medal presentation
SEAWORLD® ORLANDO ARRIVAL – 5:45 AM
RUN BEGINS – 6:30 AM
POST RUN PARTY – 7:00-8:30 AM
Age Groups: Under 18 | 18-30 | 30-40 | 40-50 | 50+ Cost: $25 per runner*
Transportation will be provided from the Orange County Convention Center. *Discounted tickets for SeaWorld Orlando admission will be available.
Sunday “big game” event
Calling all sports fans! Join us Sunday evening for a big game viewing party to watch the two final teams face off for the championship. With the Exhibit Hall closing at 4:00 PM and no other nightly events scheduled, there’s no excuse to miss the game.
HILTON ORLANDO EVENT BEGINS – 5:30 PM
Monday, February 6, 2017
CONCERT Series: Darius Rucker
Merck Animal Health and the North America Veterinary Community welcome Grammy Award-winning artist Darius Rucker to Orlando this February. Get ready to groove with his number 1 hits “Wagon Wheel” and “Alright”.
HYATT REGENCY BALLROOM DOORS OPEN – 7:30 PM
SHOW STARTS – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
FUN(D) Golf TOURNAMENT
Take some time out from the Conference to support a great cause and enjoy championship golf at one of Orlando’s premier courses, the Shingle Creek Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the WSAVA Foundation’s “Fight Against Rabies,” a part of the AFSCAN initiative.
SHINGLE CREEK GOLF CLUB
SHOTGUN START – 8:00 AM
Cost: $150 per golfer; $550 per foursome
Cost includes light breakfast, lunch, range balls and goodie bag.
Transportation will be provided from the Orange County Convention Center
*Club rentals are available starting at $50 per player.
Other Exciting Events
NAVC Fitness Class: Yoga
Start your Sunday morning off with serenity with this ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice including exercise, stretching, breathing techniques and relaxing meditation.
Sunday, February 5 • 6:30 AM
NAVC Fitness Class: Zumba
The NAVC Zumba Class will get everyone moving on Monday evening! With a mix of Latin and International music and moves, Zumba participants can enjoy a fun, effective workout in the form of a dance fitness party.
Monday, February 6 • 5:30 PM
Veterinary Technician’s Networking Reception
Come relax while you recharge your phones and connect with other veterinary technicians. Attend special educational snippets and events by industry partners, learn about technician specialties and connect with board members from NAVTA. A schedule of events will be posted at the lounge entrance.
Tuesday, February 7 • 5:00 PM
Renew old friendships at NAVC Conference Alumni Receptions, sponsored by each university’s alumni association for veterinarians and their families.
Tuesday, February 7 • 7:00 PM
The NAVC welcomes all Conference attendees to bid adieu to the NAVC Conference 2017 with a fun and energetic farewell celebration.
Wednesday, February 8 • 7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Ballroom
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