At SITC, we are all about helping attendees make connections while providing a great experience! SITC 2015 featured several social events designed to provide meeting attendees with opportunities to network with colleagues and learn more about how the Society is impacting the field.
30th Anniversary Annual Meeting Welcome Reception
Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
A welcome reception was held for all meeting attendees following Thursday's programming. Cocktails were shared amongst colleagues and new acquaintances in celebration of the opening of the 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting. This event was complimentary for Annual Meeting attendees.
State of SITC: Membership Business Meeting
Friday, November 6, 2015 | 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
SITC leaders presented an update on current Society activities that are impacting the field, including an overview of major initiatives and collaborations, committee projects and plans for the future. This event was open to all meeting attendees regardless of member status.
Friday, November 6, 2015 | 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
An excellent networking opportunity, the Poster Reception provided education in a more relaxed atmosphere where attendees interacted with poster presenters one-on-one.
The CheckPoints Party
Friday, November 6, 2015 | 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
A staple of SITC's Annual Meeting & Associated Programs, The CheckPoints, our own house band, rocked the party while people enjoyed a beverage and showed off their moves on the dance floor! Members of The CheckPoints band include SITC members who are renowned leaders in the field.
30th Anniversary Award Ceremony
Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Award Ceremony featured recipients of the 2015 Young Investigator Awards, as well as the winner of the 2015 SITC-Merck Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Fellowship Award. Additional award presentations included the 2015 Presidential Award, JITC Best Paper Awards and the 30th Anniversary Special Recognition Awards, which included the SITC Visionary/Legacy Award, SITC Outstanding Member/Volunteer Award, SITC Spirit Awards and the SITC Collaboration Awards.
The Award Ceremony was immediately followed by the Milestones & Momentum 30th Anniversary Reception at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Milestones & Momentum 30th Anniversary Reception
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Participants celebrated milestones in immunotherapy at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC! They meandered through the many exhibition galleries featuring thousands of the world's most significant aviation and space artifacts. Objects on display included the 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia and a lunar rock.
Shuttle service was provided from the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center. This was a complimentary event reserved for Annual Meeting attendees and registered guests. A ticket was required for entry.
Save the Date!
Save the dates for SITC 2016!
November 9 – 13, 2016
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland