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Check out the list of events and activities we featured at the NAVC Conference 2015 to get an idea of what you can expect next year.
See our NAVC Conference 2015 Program Guide for more information!
General Session Featuring Laila Ali
Open to All! • Sponsor: Merial
9:15 AM • Marriott
Laila Ali, professional athlete, champion of health and fitness, wife, mom and daughter of Muhammad Ali is a perfect role model for today’s healthy, on-the-go woman. At the NAVC Conference, she’ll show you how she keeps an innate sense of being “every woman” while maintaining her unique blend of personality and celebrity status.
Opening Ceremony with Comedian Jim Gaffigan
General Session – Open to All! • Sponsored by Hill’s & the NAVC
7:00 PM • Gaylord
Laugh with the Gaff. Kick off your NAVC Conference experience with the stand-up comedy of legendary funnyman, Jim Gaffigan. With his one-of-a-kind sense of humor, Gaffigan has established himself as one of today’s top television, theatrical and stand-up comedians.
NAVC Fitness Class: Yoga
Open to All!
6:30 AM • Gaylord
Start Sunday morning with serenity during this ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice including exercise, stretching and breathing techniques and relaxing meditation.
Technician Networking Event
Sponsored by Merial
5:00 – 7:00 PM • Marriott
New: All techs are welcome to join this special event for networking and new connections.
Veterinary Alumni Only
7:00 PM • Marriott
Join the Alumni Reception where you can catch up with old friends from previous NAVC Conferences. This event is sponsored by each university’s alumni association and is held specifically for Veterinarians and their families.
International Delegate Reception
International Attendees Only
Sponsored by Elanco & the NAVC
8:00 PM • Marriott
International attendees are invited to attend a reception in honor of all international delegates at the NAVC Conference where they can celebrate culture and tradition.
NAVC Fitness Class: Zumba
Open to All!
5:30 PM • Marriott
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.
NAVC Concert Series: 38 SPECIAL
Open to All! • Sponsored by Merck Animal Health
7:30 PM • Gaylord
After more than three decades together, 38 SPECIAL continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. We’re thrilled to have them be a part of our Conference. Join us for this private, free concert just for NAVC Conference attendees.
Elanco 5K Fun Run
Ready, Set, Run!
6:30-7:30 AM • Marriott | Hawk’s Landing Golf Course
Elanco challenges attendees to a Florida-style 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) Fun Run! See the results from the 2014 event.
“Bentley’s Story: What the Veterinary Community Should Know About the Ebola Case in Dallas”
7:30-9:00 PM • Gaylord | Osceola Ballroom
Open to all NAVC Conference 2015 Registrants
Join us for an exclusive panel presentation discussing behind-the-scenes details about what it was like during Bentley’s quarantine, separating a beloved dog from his owner; the role quarantine played in Ms. Pham’s recovery as well as Bentley’s physical and mental well-being; and implications for the veterinary community. Get all the details.
Elanco Finale Party
Open to All! • Sponsored by Elanco
7:00 PM • Marriott
The NAVC and Elanco welcome all Conference attendees to bid adieu to NAVC Conference 2015 with a fun and energetic farewell celebration.