Social Events

Don't miss the chance to mingle, network and enjoy some great New Orleans cuisine!  Purchase your tickets when you register.  Tickets are also available on site. If you have already registered and wish to add event tickets to you order, please contact the ACA office.


Young Scientists Meeting Orientation

Saturday, May 28, 2011 (prior to the Opening Reception)

Our focus is to orient new 'young scientists' and first time attendees to the structure of the ACA Meeting and how to make the most of their experience.

Opening Reception

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Renew old friendships, welcome new participants and support our exhibitors at the Opening Reception and 2011 Exhibit Show. The reception is free for all registered participants and their registered guests. Name tags are required for entry into the ballroom.


Young Scientists SIG Mixer

Sunday, May 29, 2011 - tickets required

The Young Scientist Mixer is one of the meeting's most popular events. The mixer provides a great opportunity for young scientists (students, postdocs, and early career scientists/teachers) to network and socialize. The mixer is enthusiastically supported largely by ACA corporate members. There will be no charge for registered students or postdocs but you must indicate on your registration form if you wish to attend. Tickets will be available for $25 to all other registered participants and registered guests. 


Mentoring Dinner

Monday, May 30, 2011 - ticket required

Since 1995 the ACA has sponsored a Mentoring Dinner to provide a relaxed atmosphere for young scientists to network and seek mentors within the crystallographic community.  Young scientists will have the opportunity to discuss their science and career aspirations with seasoned scientists within their field. While there is no obligation to maintain contacts made during this event, we hope that both Mentors and Mentees will find it a rewarding experience. Mentees are usually considered students, post-docs, and early career teachers/scientists (i.e. non-tenured assistant professors) while Mentors are typically more experienced researchers, although assistant professors wishing to mentor are more than welcome to do so.  Tickets are $25 for Mentees and $50 for Mentors.

Awards Banquet

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - tickets required

Winners of the 2010 Poster Prizes will be announced, along with a presentation by the Past President. Cash bar will be open at 6:30pm and dinner will be served at 7:30pm.  The menu will include a three-course meal with your choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian entree. Tickets are $35 for Students and $70 for all others.




Award Presentations

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Winners will be honored at the Awards Banquet on June 1st, 2011.

Purchase Tickets

Event tickets can be purchased with your registration, on site or contact us to add tickets to your existing order. 



Sponsored Events

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Check back for more information on events sponsored by Exhibitors, like the Rayonix Party and the Rigaku Fun Run.