The inaugural annual UCLA Neurosurgery Resident Research Day was held virtually on December 11, 2020. The event was open to everyone in the Neurosurgery department, related departments such as Neurology, medical students, and family members of residents. PGY4, PGY5, and PGY6 residents gave presentations that were specifically formatted to mimic podium talks at national meetings in order to gain experience during a fun, lower-pressure event. Alumni of the UCLA Neurosurgery residency program joined the event as discussants for the various presentations. This fun evening also included activities such a wine tasting and a white elephant gift exchange. Awards were presented to the top three research presentations as well as to residents excelling in other areas of the program.