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8 convention preview I www.avmaconvention.orgEventsExhibit Hall ReceptionSaturday, August 45:00 pm - 6:30 pm Entertainment awaits as you network with exhibitors during this hosted reception. The AVMA Show: AVMA's Opening SessionFriday, August 36:00 pm - 7:30 pmJoan Embery, a well-known animal and environmental advocate, has raised awareness of animals and wildlife conservation through her books and tours. Hear the latest insingts from this well-respected icon, who has made appearances on such shows as The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and Good Morning America. Emceeing this event will be Jay Thomas, the television and film star who rose to fame on the hit TV show "Cheers." Sponsored by Hill'sFirst-time Attendee ReceptionFriday, August 35:00pm - 6:00pmNetwork with other first-time attendees, get tips on maximizing your time at the convention and enjoy light snacks.AVMF Our Oath in Action Volunteer ProjectSaturday, August 47:00 am - 2:00 pmVolunteer to help the San Diego animal shelters. Open to all convention attendees and community members. All volunteers must be pre-registered. Children must be 13 years of age or older and accompanied by an adult. For more information visit or contact email at by Hill'sAVMA's Got TalentSaturday, August 47:00 pm - 7:30 pm Back by popular demand, AVMA's Got Talent! invites you and your veterinary colleagues to display non-clinical talents. Look for details on our Facebook page. 2011 Winner Kelly Marchbanks

Join the conversation! #AVMAmeets I CONVENTION PREVIEW 9E????????nt????CONCERTSaturday, August 47:30 pm- 9:00 pmRock out to Smash Mouth, known for hits, "All Star," "Walking on the Sun" and "I'm a Believer". Sure to be enjoyed by the whole family! Sponsored by MerialTrails for Tails 5K Run / WalkSunday, August 57:00 amEnjoy the perfect San Diego weather at the annual Trails for Tails 5K Run/Walk. Convention attendees and local runners (and their dogs!) are invited to run or walk and raise money for a good cause. Proceeds will benefi t select San Diego animal shelters and the animal welfare programs of the AVMF. Fee includes a t-shirt, refreshments and awards.Adults: $25, children under 12 are freeRegister at A Night on the MidwaySunday, August 56:30 pm - 8:00 pmHave fun and support the work of YOUR Foundation The AVMF hosts this special event, with all proceeds benefi tting programs funded by AVMF. In a private setting, you'll enjoy:. Exclusive docent tours. 7:00 pm all hands on deck for an animal lovers surprise. Complimentary food and beverage. Simulated fl ight adventures. Historic air craft carrier exhibits. Interact with Midway naval ambassadors. Say "cheese" for your commemorative photo. Early access shopping aboard the ship. Stay aboard until the 9:45 event ending fi rework displayTickets; $75 for adults; $25 for children 12 and underHosted by the AVMF 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmBayer welcomes all convention attendees aboard the ship for family fun and fi reworks:. Music and dancing on the fl ight deck. Complimentary light refreshments. Optional simulator rides. Unmatched networking. Pose for your commemorative photo. A show-stopping fi rework display at end of the eveningYour attendee badge is required for entrance onto the USS Midway.Sponsored by BayerHistory, food, fun and fi reworks aboard the USS Midway.Two opportunities to enjoy this iconic aircraft carrier: . Ticketed, early access with event exclusives and proceeds that benefi t the AVMF or. General admission with fun and fi reworks for the whole family sponsored by Bayer