June 5 - 6

General Information

The Westin Peachtree Plaza is the host hotel for the Seadragon Symposium. Located downtown at the corner of Peachtree Street and Andrew Young International Blvd, it is within 15 minutes walking distance of Georgia Aquarium. On the 70th floor are The famous Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar and View, and there is a Starbucks is in the hotel lobby.

Prepare yourself for hot, humid and sunny weather! Atlanta’s June temperatures average between 66°/19° at night and 90°/32° during the day.

Onsite check-in is available June 4th at 6:30pm in the Chastain Conference Room lobby.

Meals - Tuesday & Wednesday, June 5-6
Breakfast is served both days in the Chastain Conference Room lobby from 7:30am to 9am, and lunch is served from noon to 1pm.

Symposium - Tuesday & Wednesday, June 5-6
See schedule below for daily program - under development

*Georgia Aquarium Reception* - Tuesday, June 5
STATS Brewpub is hosting a welcome reception for attendees from 6:30pm-9pm. Appetizers and 2 drinks are included. You will also have an opportunity to try our local, limited edition Redbrick Brewing Company Seadragon Basil Blonde Ale in support of seadragon conservation!

Optional Post-Symposium Tour - Thursday, June 7
On June 7th, we are planning a post-symposium day-trip to Tennessee Aquarium for a personalized tour as part of our time together. Please send us an e-mail if you are registered for the symposium and would like to sign up for the trip!

Chris Coco Stephanie Hunnicutt
Sr. Director, Fishes and Invertebrates
Administrative Assistant, Zoological Operations
ccoco@georgiaaquarium.org shunnicutt@georgiaaquarium.org

Parking and Transportation
Valet parking at the Westin Peachtree Plaza is $45 per day. Public transportation to and from Hartsfield-Jackson airport via the MARTA rais highly recommended, as most sites, such as the Aquarium, are within walking distance of the hotel.

Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium is open from 9am to 9pm daily. The Aquarium is a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel. All registered symposium attendees have complimentary aquarium entry from June 4th through June 7th. Just show your name tag!

Activities around Atlanta

  • NEW!! Georgia Aquarium Swim with Gentle Giants - special discounted rate for registered symposium attendees from June 4th-7th.
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • The Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden

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