Social Program     






It's not just scientific sessions!

To spur progress and advance a field, an interconnencted community is key. In keeping with the traditions of the iconic World Congress series, we are planning an exciting social program to reconnect with each other in-person after six years!

Reconnect. Rejuvenate. Return Inspired.

wc12 Welcome

Sunday August 27, 2023 17:30 - 19:30 | Exhibition Hall A & B

We extend a warm welcome to the Procter & Gamble Welcome Reception where we can meet each other in-person after 6 years!

Welcome Reception will take place in Exhibition Halls A & B at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre following the opening ceremony and opening keynote by Dr. Daniel Krewski.

Hoping to see you all there!

wc12 World Cafe

Tuesday August 29, 2023 17:30 - 19:30 | Exhibition Hall C

Welcome to the #UseScienceNotAnimals World Café where for one night only, we’re serving the world of Next-Gen Safety Science!

So please come along - relax & enjoy light refreshments, inspire each other by engaging with our:

  • Debates & Science Slam
  • Education & training providers
  • Tools & approach experts
  • Safety Science Mentors
  • Scavenger Hunt

Sponsored by Unilever and organized in partnership with Humane Society International (HSI), Institute for In Vitro Science (IIVS), Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and WC12 Canadian Organizing Committee.

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Wednesday August 30, 2023 19:00 - 22:00 | Peller Estates Winery

We warmly welcome you to the Gala Dinner at Peller Estates Winery.

Address is 290 John St E, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

Buses will depart from the Convention Centre starting at 18:15 p.m.

Buses back will depart starting at 21:30 p.m.

We can look forward to enjoying delicious food throughout the walking dinner (featuring food stations). The dinner will be held outdoors and parts of it will be on grass, so it is important to dress appropriately for the occasion.

Please remember to bring your conference badge, as it serves as your access pass.

If you have a food allergy, please notify the staff at the food station.


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WCSales23 can be entered as a promo code to receive 50% off tours.

MWC25 can be entered for 24% off tastings.