This year we will once again have some additional meeting events provided by ACVO that you can purchase tickets to attend.  The Friday night reception will be slightly different this year so please see below.  Each registered attendee will receive tickets to attend the Wednesday Night Welcome Reception AND also to the Friday Night Reception.  You only need to purchase tickets for either event if you are bringing a guest(s).

ACVO Welcome Reception - Guest Ticket

Wednesday October 11, 2017
6pm - 8pm

Join everyone in the exhibit hall to launch the opening of the ACVO’s 48th annual conference.  Mingle with ACVO & AVOT attendees, along with 40-50 vendors and enjoy some complimentary food and drinks.  You must sign inwith AVOT first to receive your name badge, this is your pass to access the hall, so please allow time to register before meeting people at this event. Registration will be open at 5pm. (Children under the age of 5 are allowed without a ticket.)

All registered AVOT meeting attendees will be granted one admission ticket that is included with their Meeting Registration fee, as well as one drink ticket, for the ACVO’s Welcome Reception.
Like last year, ACVO will launch their exhibit hall during the reception, combining both events. 

If you wish to bring guests, EACH guest over the age of 5 must have a ticket or they will not be granted admission.  The cost for each guest will be $25. Children under 5 are welcomed to attend and do not require a ticket purchase.  Again if you have registered for the meeting and are not bringing any guests, you do not need to purchase a ticket!!

Tickets will be distributed during VOTS registration Wednesday night outside of the exhibit hall. Again, Guest admittance will not be granted if a ticket is not purchased in advance. 

Deadline for purchasing additional tickets is 8/25/17!

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THE FUN RUN IS SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday Morning Fun Run, Walk, And Stroll

Saturday October 14, 2017

Come join us for a beautiful run or walk. The run starts at 6:30am on Saturday. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the run.  Course information can be found on the ACVO website (click here). Registration and cancellations will not be possible after August 18, 2017.

Tickets are $10.00.  Registration includes a T-shirt, a map for the run and drinks.

These tickets are NOT included with your meeting registration.

Registration and cancellations will not be possible after 8/18/17.

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Friday Night 10th Anniversary Service Animal Celebration & Reception

Friday October 13, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm

We cordially invite you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ACVO/Stokes Service Animal Eye Exam Event with us at the ACVO Conference. This reception is open to all registered attendees, not only those members and staff who were able to participate.  EACH REGISTERED AVOT ATTENDEE WILL BE GRANTED ACCESS TO THIS EVENT AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.  PLEASE ONLY PURCHASE A TICKET IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BRINGING A GUEST.

The ACVO is excited to celebrate our 10th year anniversary of this amazing program with YOU! All registered attendees, AVOT attendees, registered vendors and guests (with tickets) are encouraged to attend (registered attendees are complimentary). Children aged 5 and under are permitted without a ticket. Contact the office today if you would like to add a ticket for your guests at $25 each.

Celebrate! Drinks, light food, meet Service Animals, Stokes' photo booth

Short 'Thank you' presentation & video competition winners prize presentation (please be respectful of noise during this time)

Mingle with colleagues, Service Animal teams and sponsors

Light snacks and a partially hosted bar will be available (this means 1-2 free drink tickets per attendee). We will finalize the drink situation once we have a better feel for attendance numbers and the budget in September. The food will be very light items to get you through to dinner, please do not plan for this to be a meal substitute.

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Friday, October 13th, 2017

7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Vision for Animals Foundation - 4th Annual Auction & Dinner, "A Charm City Celebration", will take place on Friday, directly after the ACVO Friday 10th Anniversary Service Animal Celebration & Reception. The event will take place on the Crab Deck at Phillips Seafood and will include a traditional crab boil dinner (learn how to properly crack a crab!), open bar, live and silent auctions and lots of fun!

for more information about the VAF Dinner & to purchase tickets, please visit the VAF Website