Social Events and Activities

Opening Mixer Reception

Sunday, 24 February 2019, 19:00 to 21:00 (Exact times TBD), Puerto Rico Convention Center Terrace

Be sure to arrive in time for the opening mixer on Sunday evening. We will celebrate the culture of Puerto Rico with local artisans displaying their crafts, entertainment to get us into the Latin spirit, and food and drinks with the flavors of the culture that created them. Rums of Puerto Rico will be hosting a rum bar so that attendees can taste the various rums available on the island.  (Soft drinks also will be available.) This will be a great time to meet with colleagues and enjoy the beauty of San Juan from the terrace at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

ASLO Fellows and Membership Reception

Monday, 25 February 2019, 18:00 to 19:00 (Exact times TBD), Puerto Rico Convention Center

A reception honoring ASLO fellows and sustaining fellows will precede the annual business meeting on Monday evening. This will be a great time to meet and to talk to ASLO officers and board members and to congratulate ASLO fellows. Reception food and drink will be served. Everyone is encouraged to attend the business meeting and the membership reception -- especially new ASLO members and student members. The timing is planned so you can attend the business meeting and reception before you head out to the student or early career mixer.

ASLO Business Meeting

Monday, 25 February 2019, 19:00 to 20:00 (Exact times TBD), Puerto Rico Convention Center

The annual ASLO Business Meeting will be held during the conference on Monday evening.

Lunch and SALSA LESSONS at the PRCC

To help you relax between mornings and afternoons full of science, multiple lunch options at reasonable prices will be available at the convention center. Rather than rush to find a place for lunch, you can select one of four locations that will be serving a variety of food from American-style lunches to Puerto Rican dishes like a Mofongo Bowl. Local musicians will play while you relax in comfortable places, take in the beautiful scenery, and visit with fellow attendees and colleagues. There will even be Salsa dance lessons to get you up and moving.

jam session

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, Exact Times TBD, Latin Roots Salsa Club, San Juan

This fun event on Wednesday evening, will be an opportunity to enjoy the musical talents of fellow scientists. Having occurred during past ASLO meetings, quite a following has developed among both musicians and audience members. Venture into Old San Juan on Wednesday evening to Latin Roots Salsa Club to spend time in a variety of ways - visiting with colleagues, enjoying the entertainment at the club that evening, and staying around to experience ASLO scientists-musicians take the stage to jam for everyone. Musicians can bring their own musical instruments. Information on renting an instrument or borrowing one will be available soon.


Friday, 1 March 2019, 20:00 to 23:00 (Exact Times TBD), Puerto Rico Convention Center Terrace

An evening carefully planned to enhance the venue of San Juan. You can salsa dance to the sounds of one of San Juan’s finest bands and enjoy a buffet with lots of local flair. An optional fee is required for this event.  Space is limited, and you must purchase tickets in advance. Cost: $75.00 per person for professionals including those who are early career; $45.00 for students.