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Scoliosis Research Society 50th Annual Meeting & Course

Social Events

Opening Ceremonies

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Open to all registered delegates and their registered guests at no additional fee. Name badges are required.

The Annual Meeting will officially begin with the Opening Ceremonies and this year’s Howard Steel Lecture, presented by SRS founding members and past presidents and devoted to the history and future of SRS. The evening will include an introduction of the SRS officers and honored presidents from other spine societies.  All delegates and registered guests are invited and encourage to attend the Opening Ceremonies.  Following the Opening Ceremonies, we will move to a hosted reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and plenty of lively conversations and reunions with colleagues and friends.

Farewell Banquet

Friday, October 2, 2015
Dress Code: Black Tie Optional

Open to all registered delegates and registered guests. Tickets are $50 each and should be purchased in advance. A limited number of tickets may be available onsite but SRS strongly urges delegates and guests to purchase tickets at the time of registration. Name badges are required.

The 50th Annual Meeting & Course will culminate with a formal plated dinner and a silent and live auction at the former Old Milwaukee Road Railway Depot.  The Depot, a Renaissance Revival Style building listed on the National Register of Historic Places will serve as the perfect backdrop for this historic celebration.

During the Farewell Banquet, the SRS Development Committee invites you to participate in the live and silent auction. With many wonderful and interesting items,  including:    

The silent and live auctions are sure to be an exciting part of the evening. 

Click here to download a full list of all auction items, including descriptions.

All funds raised from the auction go to the Research, Education and Outreach (REO) Fund via the 50th Anniversary Campaign to honor the mission and future goals of the Society.

Golf Event

On this important SRS anniversary, arrangements have been made for members, spouses, significant others and guests attending the SRS meeting to play golf on four separate days, on four FINE golf courses in Minneapolis - one a former US Open course - all four important golf courses in Minneapolis!!! 

The golf is scheduled to occur on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, September 26th through 29th. The golf does not conflict with any meeting-related professional activities. Each day will be a separate event and the competition will be arranged before play begins and prizes will be awarded on a daily basis - not for all four days - since different members will have different schedules... click here to continue reading.

Please email meetings@srs.org to sign up for the event.
Send inquiries or ideas to rgaines@cogmds.com.

Optional Tours

The following tours are available to registered delegates and guests through Event Lab, our partners in Minneapolis. All tour reservations must be made directly on the Event Lab website, any questions regarding registration or tour details should be directed to Event Lab. 



Wednesday, September 30
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Tour 12:30 - 4:30 pm $50.00
Thursday, October 1
St. Paul City & Gangster Tour 12:30 - 4:00 pm $60.00

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Tour
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
12:30 – 4:30 PM
$50.00 per person

An ADVENTURE in NATURE!  Experience the beauty of over 1,100 acres of magnificent gardens, stunning landscapes and natural areas including woodlands, wetlands and prairies featuring over 5,000 plant species and varieties.

A personally guided tram tour around the grounds begins your adventure.  Stroll the gardens, view a hands-on demonstration, shop in the unique gift shop featuring local artists and vendors or enjoy lunch from the restaurant on the dining terrace while honeylocust trees provide shade and surrounding perennials add seasonal color.  Lunch will be at your leisure.  The cost of lunch is not included in the tour price.

Your senses will come alive at the breathtaking beauty of this Minnesota treasure.

Tour includes Arboretum admission, personally guided tram ride and a snack of Pearson’s candy bar and bottled water.

A minimum of 20 attendees is required to operate this tour.  Please see Refund Policy below for more information.

Depart and return to Hilton, Minneapolis. Motor coaches will depart from the 11th street entrance of the Hilton.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

St. Paul City & Gangster Tour
Thursday, October 1, 2015
12:30 – 4:00 PM
$60.00 per person 

Gangsters galore – a true tale of Saint Paul, a city for saints and sinners!  The adventure begins in the historic Wabasha Caves that once housed the famous “Casino Royale” nightclub.  Don’t miss the bullet holes.

Back in the day, Saint Paul was home to gangsters and the legends tell of massacres and ghostly lore.  Back on your motor coach, a lively costumed “gangster guide” commandeers it to explore the dark side of the city where the kidnappings and gun battles were stage with 1930’s gangsters like John Dillinger, Ma Barker and Babyface Nelson.  True tales will be told of the famous bank robberies, hold-ups of mail trucks and trains and the hostages who were held for ransom.  Who knew Al Capone once lived in Saint Paul!  Your journey includes a trip down historic Summit Avenue – the longest avenue of Victorian homes in the country.

Tour includes admission to Wabasha Caves, Gangster Tour, buffet lunch in Wabasha Caves and a snack of Pearson’s candy bar and bottled water.

A minimum of 30 attendees is required to operate this tour.  Please see Refund Policy below for more information.

Depart and return to Hilton, Minneapolis. Motor coaches will depart from the 11th street entrance of the Hilton.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

Refund Policy:

Refunds are available for all tours prior to tour departure date.  A $5.00 per person cancellation fee will be removed from each refund amount.  To cancel a tour and receive a refund, please contact Event Lab at 952-224-8558 or jnoble@eventlab.net.

A minimum number of attendees is required for each tour to operate.  If your tour does not meet the minimum number of attendees, the tour will be cancelled.  At that point you will be offered 3 options: 1) the opportunity to join the same tour at a different time (if available), 2) the opportunity to apply your payment to a different tour, 3) receive a full refund with no cancellation fee.

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September 21-24, 2016
Prague, Czech Republic

For more information and/or questions, please contact:

Scoliosis Research Society
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-289-9107
Email: meetings@srs.org

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