Social Events

Opening Night Reception: Carnival Night in NOLA

Generously sponsored by eBioscience, an Affymetrix company
Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Great Hall Lobby – Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

As you exit the President's Address, you'll be greeted by a traditional southern Louisiana band in the Great Hall Lobby for the Opening Night Welcome Reception. There you'll sample the many flavors of New Orleans cuisine, catch up with old friends, and be entertained by revelers "borrowed" from Mardi Gras—as well as psychic readers and jesters. Try the Cajun two-step to the celebrated Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers band.

Swingaroux The Sugar Mill Mardi Gras Beads Carnival Mask

IMMUNOLOGY 2015™ Gala: Lagniappe* on the Levee—The Tastes & Tunes of New Orleans

Generously sponsored by BioLegend
Monday, May 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
The Sugar Mill
1021 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Pause during your week of intense science to enjoy an evening with friends and colleagues at the AAI Gala: Lagniappe on the Levee—The Tastes and Tunes of New Orleans. At this festive event to be held at the historic Sugar Mill directly across from the Convention Center, you'll enjoy sampling the ambience and cuisines of three distinctive New Orleans neighborhoods—the Vieux Carré, the Garden District, and Cajun Bayou Country. You'll also be treated to the tunes of the 14-piece Swingaroux Band performing the many different genres of Louisiana music. And when you aren't dancing, you'll find lagniappe in novelty entertainment.

*Lagniappe: a Creole expression pronounced [lay-nee-ap] and meaning "a little something extra"