September 23, 2010
Some volunteer needs are best met by people who aren’t attending the conference. However, there are a few places where OLACers can assist without missing out. (Most times are approximate, depending on traffic.)
Registration: Thursday 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Reception: Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Poster sessions: Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Shuttle bus communications: Sunday morning and early afternoon
September 22, 2010
The Marriott is next door to a hospital (Coliseum Medical Centers); the Medical Center of Central Georgia is a short drive across the Ocmulgee River.
I’m still looking for a nearby optician that’s open on Saturday.
September 3, 2010
The hotel and the reception location are indicated in purple.
I’ve listed chain restaurants if there’s a good reason for including them.
A survey of my Mercer coworkers indicated that the best restaurants for vegetarians are: Lemongrass, Dolce Vita, Metropolis, La Parilla, Papoulis, Margarita’s, and Ingleside Village Pizza.
As everyone who has to dine gluten-free knows, chains are usually easier [although smaller restaurants are often helpful if you contact them ahead of time], so consider: Longhorn Steak House, Bonefish Grill, Chili’s, Carrabba’s Outback Steak House, and Sonny’s BBQ.