Intelligent Network Building

SLAS is a unique nexus of diverse interests that fosters the limitless potential of global collaboration (just ask our members!). The value of time spent in world-class educational sessions at SLAS2017 is rivaled by time spent meeting speakers, exhibitors and other conference participants. A convenient (and enjoyable!) menu of social events are built into the SLAS2017 agenda to give everyone opportunities to get to know each other and continue conversations that could lead to the next Nobel Prize.

Receptions in the Exhibition Hall

Refresh and refuel with complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and snack buffets.

SLAS2017 Tuesday Evening Celebration at the Newseum
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Sponsored by Hamilton Company
Tuesday, February 7th:  6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
All registered SLAS2017 participants are invited to enjoy dinner and celebrate freedom of expression at Washington, DC's popular Newseum.

Ranked #8 of 394 things to do in Washington, DC, the Newseum promotes, explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.

Explore seven levels of interactive exhibits, 15 galleries and 15 theaters.

Transportation Provided

Complimentary and continuous round-trip shuttle bus service is provided for the less than one-mile journey between the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (9th Street entrance) and the Newseum (Pennsylvania Street entrance, 555 Pennsylvania Ave.) from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. All guests must have an SLAS2017 badge and be 21 or older to attend.

Show Your Badge (and Save)!

Show your SLAS2017 badge when you visit world-class restaurants, attractions and performing arts while you’re in Washington, DC. To participate, simply show your conference badge to any of our participating partners and receive VIP treatment and exclusive discounts.

2017 SLAS FUNd Run

Sponsored by Agilent Technologies
Tuesday, February 7th: 6:30 a.m. Start

Pack your running shoes! Start your Tuesday morning with a brisk run or walk along the historic streets of DC with your fellow SLAS2017 attendees. This non-competitive event benefits the SLAS Educational Fund. Click here for complete details.

Students and Early Career Professionals - Join the Fun!

Student and Early Career Professionals Social Events

Monday, February 6th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Student and Early Career Professional Mixer in the Member Center

Monday, February 6th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Student and Early Career Professionals Social Event at Lucky Strike, Washington DC.

All students and early career attendees are invited to Lucky Strike, Washington, DC where you can relax and mingle with your peers while enjoying an evening of bowling! This evening is FREE to all student and early career attendees, and designed to help you connect and network in an informal setting. The evening includes access to bowling lanes, balls and shoes, as well as appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar will be available.

Home Away-From-Home: The Global Village

Visitors from outside the U.S. have a designated rendezvous point in the SLAS2017 Exhibition Hall's Global Village. Meet others from your part of the world, meet the leaders who serve on the SLAS Europe Council, and meet members of the SLAS professional team.