Annual Meeting

Join District 8 AALAS April 25 & 26, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle in Seattle, Washington for our 2019 District 8 AALAS Meeting! Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Hyatt Regency Seattle is within a mile of Seattle’s must-see attractions, including the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pike Place Market, and more.

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Please join us at the Hyatt Regency for the 2019 District 8 meeting hosted by Washington, Oregon, and Northern Rocky Mountrain Branches of AALAS. This multi-day conference will feature speaker presentations, poster sessions, and workshops designed to help educate and bring new ideas to those in the laboratory animal field. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the Exhibit hall to talk to vendors about new and upcoming products in the lab animal field.

Posters will be displayed in the hall - attendees are encouraged to visit while the authors are present at their posters to ask questions.

The exhibit hall will feature snacks and refreshments. Attendees will have several chances to view the exhibit hall during breakfast, breaks, and between speaker sessions.

Exhibitor registration opens soon.  Attendee registration will open by the end of the year

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Platinum Level: Includes 2 guests, 2 draped tables, and a full page ad
  • Gold Level: Includes 2 guests, 1 draped table, and a full page ad
  • Silver Level: Includes 1 guest, 1 draped table, and a 1/2 page ad
  • Bronze Level: Includes 1 draped table, and a 1/4th page ad
  • Break Sponsorship: Sponsor one of our 3 beverage and snack breaks that take place in the exhibitor hall
  • Breakfast Sponsorship: Sponsor one of our 2 breakfasts available

Registration for exhibitors will be open soon - stay tuned!


The AALAS District 8 holds an annual educational meeting in the spring of each year. The meeting is rotated between the Branches to allow for greater participation by the local Branch members. Each annual meeting is a three day event running from the opening activities on Wednesday afternoon through the conclusion of the educational presentations on Friday afternoon.

The Branches of District 8 entered into a cooperative agreement with the formation of the District 8 Council whose sole charge is to support, promote, and insure continuation of the annual District 8 meeting and to provide the best meeting for our members.

The current District 8 zones:

  • Northwest: Northern Rocky Mountain, Oregon, & Washington
  • Capitol Bay Area: Sacramento Valley, & Northern California
  • Desert: Mountain West & Arizona
  • South Pacific: Hawaii, Southern California, & San Diego

The current District 8 Meeting schedule is:
2019 – Northwest (Northern Rocky Mt., Oregon, Washington)
2020 – Capital-Bay Area (No Cal, Sac Valley)
2021 – Desert Zone (Arizona, Mountain West)
2022 – South Pacific Zone (Palms to Pines, San Diego, So. Cal)

2023 - National AALAS Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT - October 22-26

View Previous Meetings

2009 - South San Francisco, CA - 482 attendees (324 individuals, 158 vendors)
2012 - Irvine, CA - 192 attendees (113 individuals, 79 exhibitors)
2013 - Portland, OR - 276 atendees (189 individuals, 87 exhibitors)
2015 - National AALAS in Phoenix - 4047 Attendees with 1400 Exhibitors
2017 - Salt Lake City, UT - 161 attendees (96 individuals, 65 exhibitors)