Tabernacle Choir Event

Allentown and AALAS cordially invite you to attend The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s live performance of the Music & the Spoken Word at the historic Tabernacle location. Open seating, first-come-first-served. Tickets are not required. Casual attire as appropriate, per your discretion.

When: Sunday, October 22, from 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Must be seated by 9:15 a.m.

Where: The Historic Tabernacle at Temple Square
50 N. West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
(walking distance from the Salt Palace Convention Center)

Optional for all attendees: stay after the performance to watch the Choir rehearse its Christmas set, a forty-five-minute showcase! Also, thirty-minute organ recitals are open to the public daily, as well as choir rehearsal on most Thursday evenings–both at the historic Tabernacle location.

Due to the popularity of this event and venue capacity, available seating will be first-come-first-served.

More details and online streaming information is available here.

Career Center 

Post resumes and job openings on the Career Center bulletin boards. Looking for a job? Post your resume and check back for notes from potential employers. Looking for new employees? Post your openings, and browse resumes to find the perfect candidate. If you cannot attend the National Meeting, we’ll post your ad for you. Please send your poster to Heather Lampi, AALAS, 9190 Crestwyn Hills Dr, Memphis, TN 38125-8538. The poster should be no larger than 11 × 17 inches and must be received no later than September 25, 2023.

For more information and helpful tips, review the Career Center instructions

AALAS Foundation Seeks Auction Donations

The AALAS Foundation is holding its annual virtual silent auction during the AALAS National Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT. Proceeds from this event support the Foundation’s efforts to educate the public about the essential role of animals in research. You can help these outreach efforts by contributing an auction item to this year’s event. To donate to the AALAS Foundation virtual silent auction complete the online pledge form, located here. Deadline to submit an auction donation pledge is September 30, 2023.

Silent Auction

The AALAS Foundation is excited to announce its hybrid Silent Auction at the National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

All auction donations will be displayed at the Foundation Booth in Salt Lake City; however, all bidding will occur conveniently from your mobile device! Additionally, you do not have to attend the National Meeting in order to bid on an auction item.

Winning bidders attending the National Meeting may pick up their auction items at the conclusion of the auction. Winning bidders not attending the National Meeting will pay a shipping fee and their winning auction items will be shipped to them at a later date.

We are excited about this hybrid Silent Auction method and the ease it will make for placing bids and allowing all of our LAS community an opportunity to participate in the bidding!

We do still need your help to make this year’s Silent & Live auction a huge success – please consider donating an auction item!

Not sure what to donate? Items that always prove popular are animal-related gifts, event tickets, jewelry, gift baskets, gift certificates, hotel getaways, travel packages, sporting goods & memorabilia, unique items from your area, and the latest electronics.

Visit the silent auction page to pledge your auction item donation and more information. Auction donors making pledges by August 15, 2023, will be recognized in the AALAS Final National Meeting Program.

AALAS Foundation Appreciation Reception & Live Auction

Wednesday – October 25th, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Hyatt Hotel Ballroom C

Join the AALAS Foundation as we celebrate the benefactors and volunteers who generously support the AALAS Foundation.

Saddle on up in your favorite Western style hat, boots, shirt – anything casual and fun will do – for a "Wild West Evening" – Salt Lake City, Utah style!

Enjoy scrumptious food and a cash bar while bidding on outstanding auction items generously donated and up for bid this year.

All proceeds to benefit the AALAS Foundation.

AALAS Foundation appreciates all of the following sponsors of this event:

$10,000 Level Sponsor
  • Gruenberg Dry Heat Sterilizers
$5,000 Level Sponsors
  • Allentown
  • Lomir Biomedical, Inc.
  • Priority One Services
  • Systems Enginenering SE Lab Group, Inc.
$1,000 Level Sponsors
  • American Protective Products
  • Animal Care Systems
  • Bio-Serv
  • Inotiv
  • Pharmacal
  • Innovive

Technician Fun Fair

Who: All technicians!

When: Starting Monday, October 23 thru Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Where: Fun Fair registration will be onsite at the Technician Fun Fair Booth. You will visit the onsite exhibitor booths to find the answers to the questions. The exam will be accessed through the link provided when you register or scan the QR code to open the exam.

Why: To learn more about AALAS and your field, meet other technicians and make new friends, check out exhibitors’ new products and services, win cool prizes, become active in your organization, and earn CEUs! For more details, contact Nancy Dorcy.

Lunch & Learn

Are you a technician attending the National Meeting in Salt Lake City? If so, here is a great opportunity for you. Hosted by CTAD and sponsored by PMI LabDiet, the Lunch and Learn is on Monday, October 23 from 12:30–2:00 p.m in the Convention Center, Ballroom I. This is an excellent way to enjoy a complimentary lunch and hear educational talks This yearwe will have a representative from the Hogle Zoo, Dr. Erika Crook. She will be sharing a variety of cases from her time at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. Seats are limited and only available after you've registered for the National Meeting, so preregister soon!  Reserve your spot today by completing the form located here, for questions contact Nancy Dorcy.

Orientation Session

Attending your first National Meeting can be an overwhelming experience, considering the multitude of activities going on. Don’t worry—support is available to help you make the most of your experience. Join AALAS leadership and staff for the Orientation Session for new members, International attendees, and first timers on Sunday, October 22, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m in the Convention Center, Ballroom I. You’ll receive tips on how to plan your week and get the chance to meet other new members and first-timers. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to get all your questions answered about AALAS programs, educational opportunities, and National Meeting event schedules. We hope to see all newbies there!

The Emergent Leadership Forum

The Emergent Leadership Forum is designed to provide background preparation for leadership positions at the branch and national levels and will be held Sunday, October 22. It is open to branch representatives and other potential leaders at no cost to the individuals. Attendees will get an overview of association structure and governance including legal policies, tips on how to function as a board or committee member.. Branches will be given priority to reserve seats for one attendee. This event is now full for the 2023 session.