AAPD 2024 is guaranteed to be an Annual Session like no other! We're excited to present a unique and unforgettable experience, not only in the world of dentistry but also in socializing and networking. Our conference isn't just about seminars and workshops; it's about fostering connections, celebrating successes, and having a fantastic time!

Join us during these social events over the weekend and make your conference experience even more memorable. You can purchase tickets for all three events during the registration process. For safety and security purposes, all attendees and guests must be registered for AAPD 2024 to attend social events. 

Bus transportation will be available to the Welcome Reception and President's Farewell Dinner from the Westin, Fairmont, Delta, Intercontinental, and Sheraton hotels. Additionally, bus transportation will be provided to the MTCC from the Westin and Sheraton during event hours. Check the app for the full schedule


Early Career Dentist Happy Hour
Thursday, May 23 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Rec Room

AAPD is extremely excited to host the AAPD 2024 Happy Hour at The Rec Room in Toronto! Step into a world of endless fun, laughter, and delightful camaraderie as our Happy Hour will leave you with lasting memories and the opportunity to forge new relationships, unwind with friends, and celebrate the shared passion for dentistry. Rec Room is the perfect combination of fun, nostalgia, and great food, filled with an abundance of games, activities, and entertainment options. Whether you’re looking to make valuable connections, discuss the industry, or simply unwind and race VR motorcycles with your colleagues, Rec Room will offer the perfect space for young professionals to come together and have fun!


AAPD & AAPD Foundation Welcome Reception
Friday, May 24 | 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rebel Entertainment Center

Welcome to the 6ix! AAPD is thrilled to host the 2024 Welcome Reception at Rebel Entertainment Complex in the vibrant city of Toronto. Get ready for an unforgettable evening filled with non-stop excitement, carefully curated for guests of all ages!

Rebel Entertainment Complex offers a unique and extravagant entertainment space, setting the stage for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. With breathtaking views of Toronto’s cityline, you will not want to miss the opportunity to stop and take a picture by the water. The main room features an expansive stage, state-of-the-art lighting, and audio-visual setup. The world-renowned Canadian rock sensation, Barenaked Ladies, will perform a high-energy show that will have you singing and on your feet! 

Additionally, 40,000 sqft. of a private soccer dome and authentic volleyball courts with a variety of activities for the kids to enjoy! We assure you it is an endless night of entertainment, promising to keep both parents and children engaged throughout the entirety of the event.

Secure your spot at the Welcome Reception in your attendee portal and make it a night to remember. Tickets are limited and wristbands are required. Wristbands for Welcome Reception will not be sold at the venue so please stop by Registration to purchase or pick them up before 5 PM Friday. 

Ground Transportation

  • Shuttles will begin boarding for the Welcome Reception from each AAPD hotel at 6:00 PM.

Boat Transportation

  • We will also be having boat transportation as an option this year. 
  • Two large boats will be departing at 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM from the Westin Harbour Castle, 207 Queens Quay West (at the foot of York St.), just a short 5-minute walk straight west from the Westin.
  • Boarding begins 30 minutes before each departure.
  • Each boat can fit approximately 500 people and are first-come-first-serve. Shuttle buses will be running all night to and from the hotels.

*Misplaced or lost wristbands must be repurchased, with no exceptions. Subject to availability.

View the Welcome Reception map & food menu


President’s Farewell Dinner
Sunday, May 26 | 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Get ready for a night of glitz, glamour, and unforgettable memories at the President's Farewell: Sequin and Sneaker Ball! Join us at the exquisite Ricarda's in Toronto for a culinary experience like no other. Indulge in delectable dishes crafted by renowned chefs, sip on handcrafted cocktails, and immerse yourself in an ambiance that exudes energy, fun, and sophistication. 

This is not your average farewell event for our president Scott Cashion. We're breaking the mold and bringing together the best of both worlds: sequins and sneakers! Dress to impress with your dazzling sequin gowns or sharp suits, but don't forget to bring your favorite pair of sneakers to dance the night away. Get your tickets now and get ready to sparkle and dance the night away at the President's Farewell: Sequin and Sneaker Ball.