This reception immediately precedes the Welcome Reception and first Poster presentations. This gathering will provide opportunities for new members and first time attendees to meet each other and SMDM leaders. Our goal is to help new members and first time conference attendees get the most out of their experience with SMDM and the Annual Meeting. Please join us for an informal orientation, where you will meet members of the Board, Chairs of the Interest Groups, gain insight into how our meeting operates, and receive help in identifying the sessions that are a good fit for you. We look forward to meeting you.