Pre-Conference Ice-Breaker (Sunday, May 19th)
To welcome attendees from around the world, a reception will be held at the University of Georgia’s Center for Applied Isotope Studies (CAIS). The reception is free to all attendees including guests and will include light snacks, drinks, and a tour of CAIS.
CENTER FOR APPLIED ISOTOPE STUDIES
120 Riverbend Road Athens, GA 30602-4702
Mid-Conference Field Trip to Ocmulgee National Monument and Macon, Georgia (Wednesday, May 22nd)
This trip will include transportation to the Ocmulgee National Monument Native American mounds and museum, a bagged lunch, and a tour of the site. This is followed by a trip to downtown Macon Georgia for site seeing and shopping. The field trip is included in the full registration package. Single-day registrants can join in for $42 USD. Please register for the day trip when registering for the meeting.
Ocmulgee National Monument
This park is a prehistoric American Indian site. American Indians first came here during the Paleo-Indian period hunting Ice Age mammals. Many different American Indian cultures occupied this land for thousands of years. Around 900 CE, the Mississippian Period began. They constructed mounds for their elite, which remain today. - nps.gov
Experience Macon's culture at one of the downtown galleries and museums. Shop local art at Macon Arts Alliance. The Gallery exhibits and sells work by more than 200 artists in an array of media. If you are a fan of music, head to Gallery West and see iconic photos of music legends including The Allman Brothers Band, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Macon's culture continues at our many museums. Walk around The Tubman Museum and learn about African American art, history, and culture. Are you a sports fan? Explore the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the largest states' sports hall in the country. Tour Hay House to see beautiful architecture and explore the Cannonball House, the only house struck during Stoneman's Raid on Macon in 1864. Ramble down to The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House to see the largest collection of ABB memorabilia in the world.
Gala Dinner (Thursday, May 23rd at 7pm)
The Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday May 23rd at the beautiful State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Cost to attend is $75 per person. Please register for the Gala when you complete meeting registration.
The Gala will include live music by local artists Klezmer Local 42.
A selection of wines and local craft beers from numerous Athens area breweries will be available as well as a selection of delicious, locally made, southern fare.
Please note that Gala tickets are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.