Special Events

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

WELCOME RECEPTION (6:30pm–8:00pm)
Sponsored by United Surgical Partners International

Kick off the conference by attending this year’s Welcome Reception inside the ASC industry’s largest Exhibit Hall of the year. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, reconnect with old friends and get to know other ASC professionals. Familiarize yourself with the Exhibit Hall and start your Exhibit Hall Passport to enter ASCA’s grand prize give-a-way. With food and drink that showcases the best of Orlando’s world-renowned cuisine, this reception will help open ASCA 2015 with a splash. Be sure to attend!


THURSDAY, MAY 14

NETWORKING RECEPTION (5:30pm–6:30pm)
Sponsored by United Surgical Partners International

Relax after a full day of educational sessions with a sampling of finger foods and light snacks. Visit with vendors and colleagues, explore the innovations on display and learn about products and services that can improve your ASC. Door prizes will be awarded during the evening!


FRIDAY, MAY 15

ASCA 5K FUN RUN/WALK (6:30am–7:30am)
Sponsored by SourceMedical

A Healthy Way To Start the Day

ASCA's 5k is a race for all ages and fitness levels! Regular runners and first-timers alike are welcome to join us for the 5k Fun Run/Walk. Whether you’re trying to beat your personal best or walking with friends and co-workers, this is a great way burn some extra calories during the Annual Meeting. This event is a fun opportunity to soak in the beautiful landscape of the Marriott World Center – and a terrific way to get your body moving and energized for the rest of the day.

Utilize the ASCA 2015 pedometer to track your fitness over the course of the meeting. The 5K Fun Run/Walk gives you the chance to boost your overall distance; on average, a runner logs about 6,200 steps during a 5K. Staying hydrated is easy with water refilling stations along the route. Don’t forget your reusable water bottle! All race participants will also receive an ASCA 5K Fun Run/Walk T-shirt!

Register for the 5K Fun Run/Walk today!


CELEBRATION LUNCHEON (12:00pm–2:00pm)
Sponsored by Surgical Care Affiliates

Take a short break from the intensive educational program and enjoy a leisurely sit-down lunch with your colleagues while you help celebrate recent successes in the ASC industry. Along with the networking opportunities you will find at this event, be prepared to be entertained when our featured speaker takes the stage. Invite your friends, colleagues and family members to join in. This part of ASCA’s annual meeting offers something that everyone can enjoy.


SOCIAL EVENT (6:00pm–9:00pm)

Buses start leaving hotel at 5:40pm

Florida is known for its Latin influence, and while Miami may have Little Havana, Orlando has Cuba Libre! Come join your ASCA 2015 colleagues at one of Orlando’s favorite night spots: the Cuba Libre Rum Bar. Pass through the doors and leave Orlando behind as you enter Havana, circa the 1950s. Come for a night of Latin flavor from the re-creation of an Old Havana street while enjoying contemporary Cuban cuisine, salsa dancing and, of course, the drink made legendary by Ernest Hemingway but made best by Cuba Libre: the mojito.


Spend your evening on one of two floors, either by dancing the night away on the first floor with Cuba Libre’s DJ or relaxing on the second floor as a solo guitarist serenades you. Buses will leave the hotel starting at 5:40 pm and begin returning around 8:00 pm, with the last bus leaving at 9:00 pm. Join this evening of dancing, dining and Cuban culture for an unforgettable networking opportunity that only ASCA and Orlando can provide.