ObesityWeek offers attendees multiple opportunities to network and connect throughout the conference. Attendees registered for the scientific sessions receive one complimentary ticket to both the Welcome Reception and AfterDark. Additional guest tickets can be purchased for $40 each.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Mardi Gras World
Connect with friends old and new in the heart of New Orleans during this evening event complete with local entertainment, music, drinks and dinner.

International Reception & Award Ceremony

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Lounge, Convention Center
Join ASMBS, the ASMBS Foundation and IFSO Wednesday evening for the International Reception, a time dedicated for guests who came great distances. The networking session is also a cocktail reception, and the winners of this year’s International Awards will be recognized at the event. This is also an opportunity to learn more about ASMBS and IFSO and the societies’ efforts in preventing and treating obesity.


Thursday, Nov. 3, 9:00 – 11:59pm
Location: Generations Hall
Relax, unwind and celebrate all that you learned at the conference with your friends and colleagues at the AfterDark Reception. This evening event offers live music and dancing to wrap up the final night of the meeting.

Other Social Events

Both TOS and ASMBS offer multiple social events to help attendees network with those in their specialty or interest area.