Explore Atlanta

Explore Atlanta

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is more than just a conference — it is a prime opportunity to advance your career and grow your network, all in one place. Professionals from all over the world come together online and in-person to share insights and perspectives while building new connections.

Explore Atlanta

Discover the diverse history of Atlanta on an immersive tour or admire the beauty of the largest collection of orchids in the United States at the botanical gardens.

All excursions depart from the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Pre-registration is required when you register for the meeting [link to reg page]. Space is limited!

All About Atlanta City Tour

Sunday, May 1
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Price: USD $55/person

Experience the vibrance of Atlanta! This panoramic tour includes a driving overview of Buckhead, Atlantic Station, the Georgia Tech campus, Olympic venues, Sweet Auburn Avenue, the State Capitol Building and more! Stops will be made at the Centennial Olympic Park, Ponce City Market and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.

Ticketed passengers should meet in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta at 9:15 a.m. The tour bus departs promptly at 9:30 a.m.

To participate in the All About Atlanta City Tour, you must sign up in advance when registering for the meeting. If you need to add the city tour to an existing registration, contact Karen Kesler at karen.kesler@aocs.org.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens Excursion

Wednesday, May 4
3–7 p.m.
Price: USD $85/person

Spend your last day in Atlanta enjoying the Atlanta Botanical Gardens! This excursion includes round-trip transportation between the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, admission to the Botanical Gardens, a tour of Midtown and an experienced tour guide.

Ticketed passengers should meet in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta at 2:45 p.m. The tour bus departs promptly at 3 p.m.

To participate in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Excursion, you must sign up in advance when registering for the meeting. If you need to add the excursion to an existing registration, contact Karen Kesler at karen.kesler@aocs.org.

 

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