• The NAVC Conference 2016: Events & Entertainment Schedule

    Check out the NAVC Conference 2016 social events and evening entertainment below.


    Download the NAVC Conference 2016 Official Schedule for session titles, schedules and more.


    General Session Featuring Bert Jacobs
    Open to All! • Sponsored by Merial and NexGard
    9:30 AM • Marriott | Sago Ballroom


    Bert Jacobs combines innovative business lessons, humor and inspired story-telling to weave the compelling story of how he and his brother John, with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank, launched a business that now sells products in over 4,500 retailers nationwide: Life is Good®, Inc. Bert’s lessons on branding, leadership and corporate social responsibility apply to organizations of all sizes. His inspiring story will help you see how optimism can truly take you anywhere in your veterinary career.

    Opening Ceremony with Comedian Brian Regan
    General Session – Open to All! • Sponsored by Hill’s & the NAVC
    7:00 PM • Gaylord | Osceola Ballroom


    With the perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian has distinguished himself as one of the top stand-up comics around, whose material is relatable to generations of fans and revered by comedians as the best in the business. Open to all registrants and guests.


    NAVC Fitness Class: Yoga 
    Sponsored by Today’s Veterinary Practice
    6:30 AM • Marriott | Exhibit Hall

    Start your Sunday morning off with serenity with this ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice including exercise, stretching, breathing techniques and relaxing meditation.

    Veterinary Technician’s Networking Reception
    Open to all Veterinary Technicians • Sponsored by Merial
    5:00 PM • Marriott | Royal Ballroom

    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.

    Alumni Receptions
    7:00 PM • Marriott | See hotel signs for room locations.

    Renew old friendships at NAVC Conference Alumni Receptions, sponsored by each university’s alumni association for veterinarians and their families. Participating universities are listed below. Check the NAVC Conference Mobile App and hotel signs for room locations in the Marriott.

    International Delegate Reception
    (International Attendees Only)
    8:00 PM • Marriott | Sago Ballroom


    A reception honoring all international delegates at the NAVC Conference. Don’t miss this exciting event that celebrates culture and tradition. (International Attendees Only.)


    NAVC Fitness Class: Zumba
    Open to All! • Sponsored by VetFolio
    5:30 PM • Marriott | Sago Ballroom


    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.

    NAVC Concert Series: Sheryl Crow
    Open to All! • Sponsored by Bravecto, Merck Animal Health
    8:00 PM • Gaylord | Osceola Ballroom


    Free-spirited, fearless and fierce — Sheryl Crow has sold more than 35 million records worldwide, saw the launch of her very own clothing line, Bootheel Trading Co., and is a cancer survivor and passionate humanitarian at the pinnacle of her success. Join us and get moving with this legend of music and nine-time Grammy Award winner. Open to All! Doors open at 7:30 PM.


    IGNITE! The Veterinary Profession’s Version of TED-like Talks*
    Sponsored by Zoetis and WeLead
    8:00 – 11:35 AM • Marriott | Grand Salon 8

    Join us for a unique veterinary profession learning opportunity consisting of 10-minute TED* like talks on “What Moves” your colleagues. IGNITE! talks are designed to spark conversations, offer fresh ideas and bring new perspectives about the future of our profession.

    *The NAVC and IGNITE! are not affiliated with TED or TEDx

    Zoobiquity: Bringing Human Science to Animal Science
    Sponsored by Aratana
    7:30 PM • Gaylord | Osceola Ballroom

    Find out how a cardiologist whose experience in helping to treat a monkey led to a journey of discovering what animals can teach us about the human body and mind and how species-spanning commonalities do exist! This journey ultimately inspired the New York Times bestselling book, Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health. Open to All! Doors open at 7:15 pm.


    Finale Party
    Sponsored by Today’s Veterinary Technician
    Open to All!
    7:00 PM • Marriott | Palms Ballroom


    The NAVC welcomes all Conference attendees to bid adieu to the NAVC Conference 2016 with a fun and energetic farewell celebration. Open to All!

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