Opening Reception

Join us as we kick off the Scientific Assembly with a reception in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, May 3. The reception provides an excellent opportunity to meet your colleagues and visit with the vendors and our Scientific Assembly sponsors while enjoying food stations and beverages.  This event is included with your registration.

Exhibit Hall

Please take the time throughout the Scientific Assembly to visit with our vendors and sponsors in the exhibit hall which opens on Tuesday morning, May 3, and will remain open through Thursday afternoon, May 5. Without our corporate members, exhibitors and sponsors, the Scientific Assembly would not be possible, be sure to thank them and see the latest in products and services.

Click here to become an Exhibitor or Sponsor.

SOMA Gear Store
The SOMA Gear Store will be open in the Exhibit Hall during regular Exhibit Hall hours.


Stop by to view the latest research in the Exhibit Hall.

The author-moderator poster session will be in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, June 29, from 1800-1900.  Authors are required to stand by their posters and answer questions from attendees and judges for the full hour.  In addition, posters will be on display during all refreshment breaks and lunch on both Wednesday and Thursday, June 30 and July 1.  Poster setup and teardown are as follows:

Poster Set-up: Tuesday, May 3 - 1215-1315
Poster Teardown:  Thursday, May 5 - 1545-1700

Business Meeting

The SOMA Board of Directors will present the Business Meeting in two sessions:  Tuesday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 4, at 11:45 a.m.  Join us for the latest Association updates and installation of the 2022 SOMA Board of Directors.  The meetings will provide you with the opportunity to find out about the exciting changes that have been happening over the past year and learn where SOMA is headed in the future. 

You are invited to the Closing Reception  on Thursday, May 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Wrap up your Scientific Assembly experience by enjoying a drink with appetizers while connecting with friends to share stories and what you have learned at the Scientific Assembly.  Casual attire.

Free Networking Time

Monday and Thursday evenings will be open to provide you the opportunity to catch up with your friends and colleagues at a local restaurant or pub.