Join us in the Loveliest Village on the Plains October 22-24, 2020 as we host the 113th Annual Conference and 14th J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference. Your registration provides you with access to both conferences which will run concurrently. They will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, in the heart of the Auburn University campus. More than 80 CE sessions will be offered during this three day conference.
REGISTRATION OPENS IN APRIL
Class reunions will be held on Saturday, October 24 for the members of the classes from 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015. Reunion registration is separate from Annual Conference.
To learn more about Class Reunions, click here.
Thank you for registering for the 2020 Annual Conference and J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference scheduled for Oct. 22-24, 2020. We look forward to seeing you this fall. To help you prepare, we’ve put together this quick reference guide so you’re ready for a successful event. For schedule and speaker details, check out the conference website.
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
241 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36830
Check-in/Registration Desk Hours
Attendees may pick up their registration packets at the conference venue during the following hours:
4-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21
6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22
6 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23
6:30 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, Oct. 24
Conference Center: Parking will be available in the parking deck, adjacent to the hotel. Attendees driving in to the conference each day may drive straight to the parking deck rather than pulling in to the loop in front of the hotel. Valet staff will be stationed at the entrance to the deck. Attendees will have the option to valet ($10/day) or self-park ($5/day). The valet staff will direct attendees to the self-park levels of the deck.
College of Veterinary Medicine: Attendees may park in the large parking lot adjacent to Greene Hall for any events taking place at the CVM. Equine conference lab attendees may park in the large animal hospital parking lot.
Conference Name Badges
All registered attendees and paying guests will receive a name badge. Name badges are required for admission to the lectures, exhibit hall, and meals. Please wear your name badge throughout the conference.
Proceedings, when provided, will be available online for all registered attendees wishing to print in advance. Registered attendees will receive an email with link and password to access the notes. Multi-part lectures, extending more than one hour, may have combined proceedings. Electronic access will remain available for four weeks following the conference. Printed proceedings must be purchased in advance. Attendees who purchase printed proceedings will receive them at conference check-in.
What to Pack
Business casual is appropriate for all sessions and events at Annual Conference. The Back-to-College event on Saturday is casual. Wear your favorite Auburn gear. Cocktail attire is appropriate for those attending reunions. We do recommend that you dress in layers for the education sessions as temperatures in meeting rooms can vary.
Wi-Fi at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
Wi-Fi will be provided for our conference at no charge; use AU_Guest. No password is needed.
This year’s conference will offer more than 80 CE sessions. View the full schedule and list of speakers on our conference website. With the exception of the FL pharmacy course and specialty labs, there is no advance registration required to attend any specific education lecture.
REGISTRATION OPENS IN APRIL
|REGISTRATION TYPE||EARLY REGISTRATION RATE
(On or before 6/15/20)
|REGULAR REGISTRATION RATE
(On or before 9/25/20)
|LATE REGISTRATION RATE
(On or before 10/18/20)
|ON-SITE REGISTRATION RATE
|Recent Graduate (classes of 2015-2019)||$315||$380||$430||$500|
(Thursday or Friday)
|AU/Tuskegee Faculty/Staff/Students (Meals Included)||$75||$75||$100||$100|
* Refund Policy: Refunds, less a $50 processing charge, will only be issued for those registrants cancelling at least 2 weeks prior to the conference date.
Annual Conference also means class reunions, and 10 classes will gather Saturday, Oct. 24. Class reunions will be held for the members of the classes from 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015.
You do not have to register for Annual Conference to attend class reunions.
Additional questions? Contact Jo Beth Wicks.
The third annual Career Connect will be held in conjunction with the 2020 Annual Conference and J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference. This is a networking opportunity for soon-to-be veterinary graduates to create connections with possible future employers. Practices/companies seeking to hire upcoming graduates may register to attend this event. Interested students from the classes of 2021 and 2022 will be available to meet with registered representatives from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Registered practices/companies are limited to one representative. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required to attend. Registration deadline is Oct. 1.
Registered Annual Conference Attendee
Career Connect Registration Only
- High top table space to accommodate practice promotional material
- Face-to-face interaction time with registered students
- Printed booklet with details of registered students (will be distributed on-site only)
Please contact Jo Beth Williford for further questions or information.
The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine invites you to join us in celebrating our 113th year of providing continuing education and fellowship for veterinary practitioners, professionals, and students at our 2020 Annual Conference and J.T. Vaughan Equine Conference. We are offering several sponsorship and exhibitor options for your company. This year’s program will offer a variety of professional continuing education in various disciplines of small animal, farm animal, and equine veterinary education. We will also provide continuing education courses designed specifically for veterinary technicians.
The conference will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center Oct. 22-24, 2020. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for conference attendees. Reservations may be made by contacting the hotel directly at (800) 228-2876. Mention the veterinary annual conference to receive a group rate.