Schedule of Events

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transparentBackground copia.thumbnail.pngGeneral Schedule of Events:

  • June 19 & 20: Pre-conference, 2-day, Experiential Workshops
  • June 20, 7:00pm-9:00/9:30pm: Poster Session, Early Registration, & Social event at the Silver Legacy Hotel - Room "Silver Baron E"

ACBS Chapters & Special Interest Groups: Come Socialize & Have a Drink with Your Fellow Members & Potential Members - 8:00-9:30pm, June 20, Silver Legacy Hotel - Room "Silver Baron D"

This will be informal in the service of building community.

  • June 21- 24: World Conference VIII (June 24th will conclude at 1:45pm)
  • June 21 evening: BBQ & Evening Social Event - UNR campus

This BBQ is part of the ACBS conference, and will begin immediately after the final plenary on June 21, so please dress accordingly. If you would like to bring spouses or children you are welcome, and we will email attendees about the costs and method of payment for additional guests as soon as we have it finalized (because we need to notify the caterer, we will need to know about these extra guests at least 3 weeks before the conference). We will have BBQ and delicious vegetarian fare, a cash bar, and a beautiful setting on the south side of the University campus (only a few blocks from the conference hotel).

  • June 22 evening: Reno Aces baseball (minor league) game & social

ACBS Goes to the Aces: Baseball, Food and Family Fun

Tuesday evening, join ACBS at the Reno Aces minor league baseball game! This is a great opportunity to enjoy Reno's newly built ballpark with fun for the whole family. The ticket you collect in Reno in your registration packet includes admission to a reserved section of the lawn seating just for us, which is situated for excellent views, is cool and comfortable, and allows for easy mingling (there is a playground directly behind the grass berm where we'll be sitting and kids are invited to run the bases after the game). ACBS will make a splash at the game, with Steve Hayes throwing out the first pitch, and one of our members signing the National Anthem to start off the game. Once in the park, there is access to concession food and drinks. If baseball is not quite your cup-of-tea, your ticket also buys admission into the Freight House District adjacent to the park; an awesome new complex of restaurants and bars. The District is high class with swanky outdoor bars and terrace areas but has moderately priced food for all tastes, including a Sports Bar (with up-scale pub food and views of the game), an Irish pub (with 100 beers on tap and wood-fired pizzas), an industrial loft/bistro (with Cajun-style entrees) that becomes a dance club later on, and a fresh Mexican place. Your game ticket covers admission to the Freight House District and you can easily move back and forth between it and the park. Both are centrally located, within walking distance of the Silver Legacy; convenient for those who might like to stay out late after the game.

Not going or need another ticket for a family member? We'll have a Leave-A-Ticket, Take-A-Ticket basket at the registration desk to make swapping easier. Or you can purchase these lawn tickets for your family at the ballpark for $5. Don't forget to bring a towel or blanket to sit on at the game!

  • June 23, evening: Follies - Reno Ballroom (next to the Silver Legacy Hotel)

The Follies began as a manifestation of one of our CBS values -- remembering to hold ourselves and the work lightly -- and what better way to do so than through humor? Today it consists of songs, skits, and funny powerpoint presentations related to the conference, ACT, RFT, and psychology, put together by conference attendees, and coordinated by our own lovely Sonja Batten. (When you get to Reno, if you have an event to add to the follies let Sonja know so that she can help you and get you on the schedule.)

While not an official ACBS event, ACBS has always made room for this popular night. This event is open to conference attendees and spouses/partners (even though they may not understand all of the psychology humor!); we request that children are not brought to this event, as the content is sometimes not kid friendly. A reasonably priced cash bar will be available.

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