• VMX: Events & Entertainment

    Here’s a list of entertainment and events from the NAVC Conference 2017. Stay tuned for more details for VMX 2018!

    Saturday, February 4, 2017

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    Robin Roberts

    General Session Featuring Robin Roberts from Good Morning America

    8:15 AM • OCCC Level II | Tangerine Ballroom

    As the featured speaker, Robin Roberts will kick off your NAVC Conference experience 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.

    Sponsored by

    boehringer-ingelheim

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    Mike Rowe

    Opening Ceremony with Dirty Jobs Host Mike Rowe

    7:00 PM • Hyatt Convention Level | Regency Ballroom

    Join the Dirty Jobs host and Deadliest Catch narrator, Mike Rowe, for the opening ceremony and finish out Day 1 of the NAVC Conference in style!

    Sponsored by

    Hills_TransformingLives_Logo


    Sunday, February 5, 2017

    5k Fun(d) Run/Walk Benefitting the WSAVA Foundation

    6:30 am • SeaWorld® Orlando

    Don’t miss the NAVC Conference 2017 5k Fun(d) Run/Walk, sponsored by IDEXX, for a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of SeaWorld® Orlando while supporting the WSAVA Foundation’s “Fight Against Rabies.”

    Sponsored by

    idexx

    NAVC Fitness Class: Yoga

    6:00 am • Hyatt Convention Level | Windermere Ballroom W

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

    Sponsored by

    banfield

    Sunday “Big Game” Event

    5:30 pm • Hilton

    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.

    This event will entertain even the biggest sports fan with large screens for life-like viewing of the game, silhouettes of players, games galore for the whole family and the opportunity to kick back and soak in all the fun. Refreshments will be provided.

    Sponsored by

    Elanco-web-150x100     vca


    Monday, February 6, 2017

    Veterinary Technicians’ Networking Reception

    5:00 PM • Hyatt Convention Level | Windermere Ballroom

    Join us for a special networking reception specifically for veterinary technicians and connect with your peers in a fun and collaborative setting.

    Sponsored by

    merial

    NAVC Fitness Class: Zumba

    5:30 pm • Hyatt Convention Level | Windermere Ballroom W

    The NAVC Zumba Class will get everyone moving on Monday afternoon! 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.

    Sponsored by

    banfield

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    Darius Rucker

    Concert Series: Darius Rucker

    8:00 pm • Hyatt Convention Level | Regency Ballroom

    Merck Animal Health and the North American Veterinary Community welcome Grammy Award-winning artist Darius Rucker to Orlando. Get ready to groove with number 1 hits like “Wagon Wheel” and “Alright”.

    Sponsored by

    logo-bravecto     merck_animal_health


    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Fun(d) Golf Tournament Benefitting the WSAVA Foundation

    8:00 am • Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club

    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. Play as a single or put together your own foursome and save!

    Alumni Receptions

    7:00 pm • Hilton

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


    Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    NAVC Fitness Class: Yoga

    6:30 am • Hyatt Convention Level | Windermere Ballroom W

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

    Sponsored by

    banfield

    NAVC Conference Finale Party

    7:00 pm • Hyatt Convention Level | Regency Ballroom

    The NAVC welcomes all Conference attendees to bid adieu to the NAVC Conference 2017 with a fun and energetic farewell celebration.

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