Social Events


Wednesday Welcome Reception

Every year the Annual Kois Center Symposium opens with the traditional Welcome Reception. This is an opportunity to catch up with fellow Kois Members and friends, and a chance for your family to meet their program leaders for the weekend. The reception features Northwest beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a slide show featuring highlights from last year’s meeting.

Event Details

Wednesday, July 22nd
Hyatt Regency – Regency Ballroom A (Level 7)
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – First Time Attendees
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. – All Attendees and Family Welcome
Please RSVP during registration
Dress Attire: Casual

Thursday Night First Time Attendee Dinner

The Activity Committee has created an amazing opportunity for attendees coming to their first Symposium! If this is your first year, we want you to come and meet the Activity Committee, and other tribe members after the first day. It is important that everyone feels welcome.

Event Details

Thursday, July 23rd
Zayne & Wylie’s Seattle Steakhouse
624 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101
7:00pm – 11:00pm
$95 per person (gratuity and tax included)
Tickets must be purchased prior to Monday, July 13th via PayPal. Be sure to include your first & last name on your ticket.

Please note, this event is a first come first serve basis and seats sell out quickly!

Friday Night Event (New Venue!)

A highlight of Symposium week is our annual Friday Night Event. Scientific Program attendees and their family/guests are invited to attend. This dinner reception offers gourmet food, specialty drinks, and live entertainment. For the little ones, adult-supervised kids’ rooms are available that include fun activities and kid-friendly food.

Event Details


Friday, July 24th
Grand Hyatt (one block from the Regency)
721 Pine St,
Seattle, WA 98101
7:00 – 11:00 p.m. – All Attendees and Family Welcome
Please RSVP during registration
Dress Attire: Cocktail Attire