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Join the conversation! #AVMAconv I convention preview 758:00 pm - 9:30 pmExperience gut-wrenching laughter during our Sunday Night Live event! The laughs will be non-stop! Stay tuned on the convention website, Facebook posts and tweets to piece the clues together to find out who will be providing those laughs! Sponsored by Must-attend special events7:00 am - 9:00 amPhilippe Cousteau, Jr. is the son of Jan and Philippe Cousteau Sr., and the grandson of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Philippe is continuing the work of his father through EarthEcho International, the non-profit organization he founded with his sister and mother.Philippe is the Chief Ocean Correspondent for Discovery's Animal Planet and has recently signed on as a special correspondent for CNN International. He has been featured in television, radio, online and speaking programs across the country. He has written for many publications and has lectured at such institutions as The United Nations, Harvard University, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Read more about Philippe and his commitment public education environmental advocacy.Sponsored by 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmThe 5th Annual AVMA Concert features the Plain White T's, an American pop rock band. Formed in 1997 by high school friends Tom Higgenson and Ken Fletcher, the group is best known for the Grammy nominated "Hey There Delilah," "1, 2, 3, 4," "Take Me Away," "Hate (I Really Don't Like You)," "Our Time Now," "Natural Disaster" and "Rhythm of Love."Sponsored by Saturday, July 16Opening SessionSaturday, July 16ConcertSunday, July 17Sunday Night LiveAll events will take place at America's Center. Registration badges are required for you and your guests.

76 convention preview I www.avmaconvention.orgThe American Veterinary Medical Foundation EventsFriday, July 15A Night at the Zoo6:00 pm - 9:00 pm $50 Adults, $25 for children 12 and under.A 'Welcome to St. Louis Event' supporting the year-long work of AVMF on behalf of animals. Enjoy an evening of food and cocktails while exploring the zoo during this private event. Exclusive activities include:. 7:30-8:30 pm Stingray exclusive - up close and personal. 7:30-8:30 pm Trains running to various points of interests in the zoo. 7:30-8:30 Penguin and puffins after hours exclusive Ticket proceeds benefit the AVMF's mission to embrace and advance the well-being and medical care of animals. Tickets can be purchased online at . For more details go to HostSaturday, July 16Fourth Annual Our Oath in Action Volunteer Project9:00 am - 5:00 pm$20 (includes t-shirt, transportation, lunch)Volunteer your time to help the St. Louis area animal shelters. Veterinarians, students, family members, convention attendees and community members can support a great cause while in St. Louis. Have fun while painting, cleaning and improving the local shelters.All volunteers must be pre-registered. Children must be 13 years of age or older and accompanied by an adult. The project will run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information go to or contact Cindy Rutkowski at Register at Special Thanks to Premier PartnerAVMA P3 Partner