Entertainment, Networking, and Social Events

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Further Engagement

In addition to education and learning, some of the biggest benefits to attending any conference is the networking, entertainment and fun, and social events. Take advantage of the time you’re around so many like-minded professionals and set a goal for yourself to meet a few new people. Here are some tips:

  • Post about attending the Summit on LinkedIn and follow the Summit account on Twitter or on Slack.
  • Make a list of a few people you would like to meet and write down some questions for them.
  • Visit our industry partners and sponsors! They will be available each day for discussion of their products and services.

Extracurricular Activities

The STC Atlanta Chapter is planning social events each day, May 14-17, so plan accordingly! The events will take place in afternoon or evenings outside of Summit education. Below is a list of the events planned. More details will be posted as available.

Questions? Email stcatlanta@gmail.com for more information or visit the Atlanta chapter table on-site at the Summit in the expo hall.

Sunday, 14 May: Opening Event

6:00 to 9:30 PM  Illuminarium: After Dark

About the Venue:

The beauty of our daytime attraction transforms into an adults-only escape with a full bar.

O’KEEFFE: One Hundred Flowers – Georgia O’Keeffe, recognized as the Mother of American Modernism, is arguably the most important female artist of all time. O’KEEFFE: One Hundred Flowers breathes life into a virtual garden of the modernist painter’s most celebrated pieces. A series of evolving visual landscapes, synced with a powerful all-female soundtrack, celebrates and reimagines the treasured floral stills featured in Georgia O’Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers, one of the best-selling art books of all time with over one million copies sold worldwide.

Where to Join the Group:

Meet in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta ground-floor lobby at 6:00 PM on Sunday, 14 May and look for the Summit Event Guide holding a sign for the event. The event is restricted to guests ages 21+ only, so please be sure to bring a valid government-issued ID to present prior to entry. Upon arrival, show your electronic ticket and government-issued ID to the box office for entry. Follow the guidance of event staffing and event signage from there to enjoy the show.

Getting There:

550 Somerset Terrace NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Located less than three miles from the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. We encourage attendees to taxi or rideshare to the event.

Getting there on foot can take about 40 minutes, while traveling by car should take around 10 minutes.

If you drive, parking is limited, and has no designated parking spaces at the venue. To avoid delay and added cost, we recommend using rideshare services.

Additional Registration Information:

  1. Click on the RSVP form below to go to the Illuminarium site
  2. Click the Book Tickets button
  3. On the calendar that loads, click O’KEEFE | After Dark
  4. Click O’KEEFE | After Dark @ 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
  5. A new window will open to showclix, their ticket vendor
  6. Click the May 14 box on the calendar in the upper right corner
  7. Just below the calendar, the available times box will display and reflect available showtimes
    1. *You will be able to enter the venue anytime after your selected show time but, the time you select will be the earliest you can enter the venue
  8. Select your preferred entry time from the dropdown menu
  9. Click the Get Tickets>> button
    1. *The text reflects “SPACE After Dark ” but the venue has confirmed that the Sunday, 5/14 showing will be O’KEEFFE: One Hundred Flowers
    2. *Do not choose “The GROUP (Online) – SPACE After Dark” option. STC has a discount code that you will enter just before checkout
  10. Select the number of tickets you’d like to purchase
  11. Click the Get Tickets>> button.
  12. The confirmation screen will reflect SPACE After Dark @ $35.00 but the venue has confirmed that the Sunday, 5/14 showing will be O’KEEFFE: One Hundred Flowers and the box office will be aware and will allow entry with the purchased ticket.
  13. Enter coupon code CON20 for STC Atlanta discounted pricing

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Monday, 15 May: Opening Session and Sky View Ferris Wheel

ALL DAY: Visit the Expo Hall!

Exhibitors are in their booths to discuss their products and services with attendees.

12:00 PM Opening Session and Lunch

7:00 PM (open until 10:00 PM) SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel

About the Venue:

Towering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park, the SkyView Ferris Wheel features 42 climate-controlled + private gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area. Those looking for an even more enhanced experience will enjoy our VIP gondola boasting Ferrari style seats, glass floor and a longer flight time. With our convenient location just steps from many of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, SkyView Atlanta is the perfect compliment to your downtown adventure.

How to Join the Group:

We’ll meet in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta ground-floor lobby at 7:00 PM on Monday, 15 May. Look for the Summit Event Guide holding a sign for the event. Upon arrival, use your cell phone to allow the box office to scan your ticket barcode. Follow the guidance event staffing and event signage from there to enjoy the pretty lights!

Getting There:

SkyView Atlanta
168 Luckie Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Located less than one mile from the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Getting there on foot can take about 11 minutes, while traveling by car should take about 3 minutes.

If you drive, SkyView offers discounted parking ($6.00) for the LAZ parking deck located two blocks from SkyView at 100 Luckie Street and 1010 Cone Street (the corner of Luckie & Cone streets). Show the SkyView ticket agent your LAZ parking ticket when entering the venue and the SkyView ticket agent will give you a discounted chaser ticket to use when exiting the garage. We suggest using rideshare services rather than walking or driving to avoid parking costs.

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Tuesday, 16 May: Honors Celebration and Dine Around Atlanta

ALL DAY: Visit the Expo Hall!

Exhibitors are in their booths to discuss their products and services with attendees. At 3:30 PM be sure to be there for the prize give aways!

12:00 PM Honors Celebration Lunch

The STC Honors Event honors those who have earned the rank of Fellow and Associate Fellow; recipients of the Jay R. Gould, Ken Rainey, Frank R. Smith, and Intercom awards; the Student Scholarship award; the Student Honors Society (STX); and those chapters and SIGs that have earned the Most Improved Community and Community of the Year awards. Don’t miss your opportunity to congratulate your peers and colleagues! There will be a cash bar and refreshments served. All Summit registrants are invited.

6:00 PM STC Summit Dine-Arounds

Looking for some company for dinner?

Join fellow Summit attendees as they gather for food and drink after a full day of educational sessions. Plenty of dining venues await within walking distance of the conference hotel. Meet up in the hotel lobby of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta with our Restaurant Guides at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, 16 May, who will coordinate the group outings to your choice of local restaurants:

Attendees will pay for their own food and drinks, but the camaraderie is priceless! When paying for dinner, separate checks will be requested, so no advance payment is necessary. However, please RSVP to let us know you are joining the group. We will make reservations based on the number of responses we receive.

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Wednesday, 17 May: Closing Session and the Georgia Aquarium

11:00 AM Closing Session

1:30 PM (open until 9:00 PM) Georgia Aquarium & the Behind the Scenes Tour

The Behind the Scenes Tour is optional as an add-on to the general admission ticket and has an additional fee. STC Summit attendees who wish to join are advised to purchase a ticket for the 3:00 PM tour. This tour is also open to the public, and space is limited. Visit the Georgia Aquarium site for more information.

About the Venue:

Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that contains more than 11 million gallons of water. Georgia Aquarium is a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. As a leader in aquatic research and exceptional animal care, we are dedicated to fostering a deeper appreciation for our ocean and the animals that call it home.

Alongside other accredited facilities, our team conducts crucial research by working with animals both in human care and in their natural habitats to improve husbandry methods, develop innovative and exciting new exhibits, contribute to the understanding of the underwater world and apply new discoveries to the conservation of aquatic life. Every day, researchers in the Aquarium’s exhibits and labs are learning more about marine life in order to develop new methods of animal care and veterinary medicine. By combining field research with the study of on-site animals in a controlled environment, the Aquarium is contributing to the advancement of human knowledge in the area of animal science.

Where to Join the Group:

Meet in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta ground-floor lobby at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, 17 May. Look for the Summit Event Guide holding a sign for the event. Upon arrival at the venue, you will go through security and then be prepared to have your phone ready with your Georgia Aquarium confirmation email open to scan your ticket at the contactless turnstiles. It takes about 3.5 hours to see everything at the aquarium but most guests typically take around 2-4 hours. The optional Behind the Seas Tour takes about 45 minutes of this time.

Optional Add-on – Behind the Scenes Tour:

All participants of the Behind the Seas Tour will meet at the desk on the second floor next to the Ray Touch Pool. A Behind the Seas Tour sign will identify the tour. The tour guide will arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time. STC Summit attendees are meeting for the 3:45 PM tour. All tours leave on time. Guests arriving up to 5 minutes late will be escorted to join the rest of the tour already in progress. No refunds will be issued for missing part or all of a tour. There is an 18 person maximum per tour group.

Getting There:

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Located less than a mile from the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Getting there on foot can take about 10 minutes, while traveling by care should take about 3 minutes. Download walking instructions here.

If you’re driving and planning to park onsite, use the following street address for a direct route to Georgia Aquarium parking: 357 Luckie Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30313. The official Georgia Aquarium Parking deck is accessible via entrances on Luckie Street or Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. You can pre-pay for parking online in advance. Bring your pre-paid parking ticket with you when you enter the parking deck. Parking is $17 or $12 when pre-paying. For more information, visit: https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/booking/directions-parking. We suggest taking rideshare transportation rather than walking or driving to make your way to the venue to avoid parking costs.

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