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Join in the diamond anniversary celebration when the AAEP’s 60th Annual Convention heads into the heart of the American West – Salt Lake City, Utah – Dec. 6-10, 2014! 

Practical and comprehensive educational sessions, daily networking and social events, and a trade show brimming with the newest products and services will offer incomparable opportunities to grow your knowledge, practice and career. 

 

 Registration is now open! You can register, book your hotel room or browse the educational program below.

 

Register for Event

  • RegistrationClick to Expand


    It is a special year...our Diamond Anniversary and we want you to join us! Registration is now open and includes 100+ hours of CE, lunch in the Trade Show Sunday-Tuesday, a copy of the Proceedings book, the Welcome Reception on Saturday night and many other educational and networking opportunities. The rates are listed below. Register online here.

      Thru Sept. 1 Thru Nov. 1 After Nov. 1
           
    AAEP Member $470 $515 $595
    AAEP Honor Roll Member $245 $270 $310
    Non-member (veterinarian) $695 $740 $820
    AAEP New Member Applicant
    (Includes dues through 6/30/15)
    $670 $715 $795
    BEVA Member $470 $515 $595
    AAEP National Student Member $40 $40 $60
    AAEP New Student Applicant
    (Includes dues through 8/31/15)
    $70 $70 $90
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    The educational program for the AAEP's 60th Annual Convention will provide you practical and comprehensive sessions covering the veterinary topics most pertinent to your daily practice. With a mix of lectures and smaller Table Topic discussions the knowledge you will walk away with will prove invaluable to your veterinary career.  Click here to browse this year's program.
    Convention Session
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    The AAEP has worked with Orchid Event Solutions to offer special hotel rates for our convention attendees. Included with all room rates is free access to internet in your guest room and complimentary shuttle service from your hotel to the Salt Palace Convention Center. The list of the hotels and the rates are listed below. Click here to view a map of the hotels in relation to the Convention Center.
    Salt Lake Skyline

     

    Hotel

    Rate
    Hilton $159
    Hotel Monaco $175
    Marriott City Center $145
    Marriott Downtown $179
    Radisson $169
    Salt Lake Plaza $137
    Shilo Inn $139


    How to book your hotel room

    OnlineClick here to make a new reservation, modify your existing reservation or cancel your reservation.

    OR

    Phone: Toll-free (US) - 800.470.8077
                   International - +1 801.214.7273
                   Agents available 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) Monday through Friday.

    All reservations must be received by November 14, 2014 to guarantee availability and special rates. Your reservation will need to be made with a credit card guarantee or check equaling the amount of one night’s room and tax for each room reserved. If you are interested in booking a hotel suite, please e-mail help@orchideventsolutions.com. There are a limited number available at a discounted rate for AAEP attendees.

    Orchid Event Solutions will send reservation confirmation within 24 hours via e-mail if booked online or by telephone, your confirmation will be sent within 72 hours of receipt. You will not receive a written confirmation from the hotel. 


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    The AAEP Trade Show is known for presenting the newest in cutting-edge veterinary products and services for your practice. This year's show will definitely live up to that well earned reputation!  

    As new exhibitors are added to this year's show, this page will be updated. To find out what is happening right now for the 2014 Trade Show, click here.

    Interested in becoming an exhibitor?  Click the link for more information and a booth application.


    Trade Show 2013
  • Receptions & Social EventsClick to Expand
    Convention 101: Helpful Hints for the First-Time Attendee
    Saturday, Dec. 6, 4:45-5:30 p.m.

    New to the AAEP Annual Convention? If so, acquire tips to maximize your Convention experience and meet fellow first-time attendees during this casual program. Afterward, walk together as a group to the Welcome Reception.
    Convention 101 
    Welcome Reception
    Saturday, Dec. 6, 5:30-7:00
    Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., With You Every Step of the Way and by Patterson Veterinary, Strengthening and Enhancing Practice and Patient Health.

    This is your first and one of the best opportunities to renew acquaintances and meet your fellow members before going to dinner.  
     Welcome Reception
    New Practitioner's Reception
    Sunday, Dec. 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories.

    If you’ve been in practice less than five years, swing by the New Practitioners’ Reception to meet and connect with colleagues who likely share many of your professional challenges and aspirations.

     New Practitioner Reception
    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Breakfast
    Monday, Dec. 8, 7:00-8:00 a.m.

     
    Alumni Receptions
    Monday, Dec. 8, 6:00-8:00 P.m.

    Many veterinary school alumni associations have chosen to sponsor receptions, which all will take place this evening. A complete list of schools hosting a reception can be found here. Note: All receptions are still being confirmed, therefore this list is subject to change.

     
    Christian Veterinary Mission Evening Seminar
    Sunday, Dec. 7, 6;00-7:30 p.m.

    Join the CVM for an evening of fellowship. The program will include updates on the CVM and an encouraging word. "Abounding Love," based on Phil. 1:9. Open to all and registration is not required.

     
    Christian Veterinary Mission Fellowship Breakfast
    Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7:00-8:00 a.m.

    Start your day off right by gathering with other veterinary professionals for the CVM Fellowship Breakfast. Open to all and registration is not required. 

     
    The President's Luncheon
    Tuesday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
    Requires a separate ticket; $50 a person. Tickets can be purchased at the time of registration.

    Join AAEP officers, board members and honorees for lunch as we recognize the outstanding contributions of leadership and volunteer service to the AAEP during our awards presentation. Outgoing board members will be recognized and new board members will be introduced.
     President's Luncheon
       

     


    International Events

    These special events have been planned exclusively for the AAEP's international members to meet and socialize. The AAEP is represented in 64 countries and members from around the globe are invited.


    International Members' Breakfast
    Monday, Dec. 8, 6:30-8:00 a.m.
    INT Breakfast
    International Members' Reception
    Monday, Dec. 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m.


    Int Reception
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    Part metro and part mountain, Salt Lake City blends the amenities and conveniences of a large city with the charm and natural splendor of a mountain town. Getting there is a breeze, with direct flights from more than 90 cities worldwide and inexpensive light rail service between the airport and convention district. It is easy to reach, easy to get around and easy to enjoy:  

    • Hundreds of restaurants, bars, clubs, and shopping and entertainment options within walking distance of the Salt Palace Convention Center
    • Relaxed liquor laws with alcohol served at bars and restaurants
    • Four world-class ski resorts just 40 minutes away
    • Free light rail and bus service throughout much of downtown
    • Clean, safe and picturesque 

     

    Raise your glass

    Unwind with colleagues at any of the hundreds of restaurants, bars, brewpubs and nightclubs located within or near the convention district. The days of “membership” requirements to enter bars and enjoy a drink are a thing of the past. This is not your father’s Salt Lake City!

    Nightlife in Salt Lake City

    Hoop it up

    If rim-rattling slam dunks and high-arching three-point shots are your thing, make a fast break to EnergySolutions Arena just two blocks from the convention center to catch the NBA’s Utah Jazz as they tip off against some of the world’s greatest basketball teams.

    Energy Solutions Arena

    Shop ’til you drop

    The nearby Gateway and the City Creek Center are home to a combined 200-plus stores and restaurants where you can satisfy your unique tastes in fashion and food. Gather with friends for dinner or knock out some early Christmas shopping.

    Salt Lake City Mall

    Kick up some powder

    Whether you prefer to meander down the “bunny” slopes or defy gravity on the black diamond trails, enjoy a snow day at any of four world-class ski resorts just 30 minutes from downtown. For more information, go to www.visitsaltlake.com/ski.

    Courtesy of Visit Salt Lake/Grant Gunderson

    Begin planning your Salt Lake City experience at www.visitsaltlake.com.

  • Future Convention Dates and LocationsClick to Expand

    2015 61st Annual Convention
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    December 5-9

    2016 62nd Annual Convention
    Orlando, Florida
    December 3-7

    2017 63rd Annual Convention
    San Antonio, Texas
    November 17-21

    2018 64th Annual Convention
    San Diego, California
    December 1-5

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    With over 100 CE credits from which to choose, over 4,000 veterinarians gathered in one city, and a trade show with nearly 400 exhibitors, the Annual Convention provides the AAEP's most comprehensive CE experience.