Special Programming

The following special events and optional activities are available to attendees of Annual Session. 

Wednesday, Feb. 27
Welcome Reception: 6 – 8 p.m.
Kick off ASDA’s Annual Session by enjoying cocktails and camaraderie. Generously sponsored by Midwest Dental.
Thursday, Feb. 28
These wellness activities are generously supported by Great-West Financial, sponsor of ASDA’s Wellness Initiative.

Chair massages: 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Get realigned with a relaxing five-minute chair massage. Head to the ASDA booth to reserve your five minutes of tranquility. 

Therapy animal visits: 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Research demonstrates that animal therapy can provide medical benefits like relieving stress and reducing blood pressure. It also can provide a sense of comfort and confidence. Stop by ASDA’s booth to pet a furry friend and reduce your stress. 

Restorative yoga: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

After a long day of meetings and traversing the Expo, unwind with a 60-minute restorative yoga session. The practice helps you to slow down and focus on opening up your muscles. 
Friday, March 1
Headshot lounge: 1 – 6:30 p.m.

A professional photographer will be on hand throughout the afternoon – stop by to get a formal headshot (you’ll need it for your CV and job-hunting). Photos will be emailed to attendees about a week after Annual Session. Generously sponsored by MedPro Group.

Gold Crown Awards ceremony: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Champagne toast & photos: 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.

We’ll reveal the biggest winners of the past year, including Best Chapter Newsletter, Website and IDEAL ASDA Chapter. Honor the accomplishments of the past year, walk the red carpet and pose for photos with your award. Generously sponsored by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Saturday, March 2
President’s Gala and dinner: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Pay tribute to the “girl on fire,” ASDA President Roopali Kulkarni on Saturday, March 2, at her Hunger Games-themed President’s Gala. Doors open at 7 p.m., dinner is at 7:30 p.m. followed by dancing until 11:30 p.m. Join the celebration, where the odds are in everyone’s favor!

Dress up as your favorite Hunger Games character, or design a costume based on your district!

District 1: Luxury
District 2: Masonry
District 3: Technology
District 4: Fishing
District 5: Power
District 6: Transportation 
District 7: Lumber
District 8: Textiles
District 9: Grain
District 10: Livestock
District 11: Agriculture
District 12 (predentals): Mining  
Capitol (ASDA Staff)
Generously supported by the American Dental Association