Social Activities

Technology offers so many creative options for re-imagining our annual meeting. But we know connecting with your friends near and far is important.

Check back often as we will continue to refine these and other opportunities as part of an unconventional ACEP20.

Mix & Mingle Happy Hours (formerly Digital Dine Arounds)

7 - 8 pm CDT, October 26

6 - 6:45 pm CDT, October 27 - Featuring Michael A. Granovsky, MD, FACEP and Edward R. Gaines, III, JD, CCP

7:30 - 8 pm CDT, October 28

"Meet" emergency medicine leaders and all-star speakers for a night of casual conversation over a cocktail. Mix & Mingle happy hours will begin with a DIY cocktail demo, and are hosted by a pair of ACEP luminaries. Opportunities will be available on multiple evenings – attend one (or several) that best correspond with your schedule. (Will be limited to 20-25 participants each)

S’mores & Storytelling

8 - 9 pm CDT, October 28
No one knows the range of emotions and experiences you have gone through quite like another emergency physician. As part of this personal sharing event, you can celebrate your victories, validate your pain, and expose your fears. Open up or just listen. Let it out and let the empathy flow. You have been through a lot this year – and are still facing new challenges every day. Your EM family wants you to know you are not alone. And if you want, add your own sweet childhood snack to provide a little sense of comfort during was is sure to be a powerfully moving night.

Guac with a Doc Happy Hour

6 - 7 pm CDT, October 26
Join a Texas emergency physician as they host you for an interactive happy hour, following a Texas chef’s recipe for guacamole and a Texas-themed margarita. You can have some fun in the kitchen, too - a shopping list and recipes will be shared to make your own guac and ‘rita as we take a break and have a few laughs and fellowship.

Yoga / Workout Sessions

7 - 8 am CDT, October 26, 27 & 28
Get your day started with a little physical activity! Join our instructor-led yoga sessions for some balance and centering, or if you are looking for something a little more intense, opt for the bootcamp instructors for their sessions. And if you are a Peloton user, be sure to use the current tag #ACEP20 to find our tribe!

Games and Competitions

7 - 8 pm CDT, October 26 & 27
7:30 - 9 pm CDT, October 28
Emergency physicians often laugh about how competitive they are. But you laugh the most, right? :) We get it. To feed this need, we've scheduled some entertaining games - a Trivia Night for individual bragging rights, a Knowledge Bowl to team up with friends, and a Fortnite Battle Royale for the gamers. Watch this space for sign ups coming soon!

Celebrity Chef-hosted Dinner

7 - 7:30 pm CDT, October 28
In this private event, a celebrity chef will bring their wit and wisdom as they walk you through preparing a delicious meal. Watch their tips and tricks, then download the recipe to try it yourself later.

Art Gallery / Open Mic Showcase

Paintings, photography, sculpture, music, comedy, poetry and more. See your talented peers show off their artistic sides in this come-and-go feature during ACEP20. Take a break and visit the Gallery for a few moments to smooth your soul, connect with your emotions and add some balance to your day.

Puppies and Kitties Live Stream

You know animal interactions help reduce stress levels and add emotional support, and you should be able to experience that virtually, as well. We have coordinated live streams with rescue shelters so you can get your furry fix on-demand throughout ACEP20.

Leadership Awards Recognition

Celebrate this year’s outstanding ACEP members who took their skill and expertise to the next level and helped elevate the specialty!

FACEP Celebration

Help welcome the newest class of FACEP members, as they earn their badge of honor for their dedication to emergency medicine.

And More!

  • Drop the Mic
  • Mystery Diagnosis
  • Happy Hours
  • Chapters/alumni groups
  • Quarantine House style networking

Check back often as times - and more activities - will be added!