Volunteers needed

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

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Just in case ….

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.

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Where to have dinner

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.