SOFT 2015

SOFT 2015 Meeting Information

SOFT 2015 will be held in Atlanta GA, on October 18th-23rd, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. We are committed to providing a fun and educational experience as we offer up some good old fashioned southern charm.

Atlanta provides a wonderful backdrop for SOFT 2015. During free time, plan to visit one or more of the following attractions: the World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, High Museum of Art, Turner Field (home to the Atlanta Braves), CNN studio, Zoo Atlanta, College Football Hall of Fame, the Fox Theater, Stone Mountain Park, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Historic Oakland Cemetery, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens or the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Atlanta has many attractions to offer in close proximity to the host hotel.

Located on Peachtree Street in downtown, the Hyatt Atlanta has been selected as our SOFT 2015 meeting hotel. The Hyatt offers world class amenities with 1260 guestrooms, two restaurants, two lounges, Perks (offering 24 hour coffee and snack service), spacious ballrooms, ample meeting space and exhibitor space located in the Grand Hall just an elevator ride away.

Transportation from the airport is very convenient with a MARTA train station only a block (short walk) from the Hyatt.  For $3.50 fare use the “Red Line” to/from the Atlanta Airport.  The train runs every 15 minutes.  The MARTA is clean, safe, fast and inexpensive.  All trains departing the airport will stop at the “Peachtree Center Station” so utilize the first train that becomes available.  There are only 8 stops between the airport and the Peachtree Station.

The Peachtree Center Mall is just across the street from the Hyatt, with 30 retailers and another 30 restaurant choices, including a 24 hr CVS.  There are also many other shopping and dining options nearby up and down the connecting streets.  Downtown Atlanta is a vibrant, beautiful venue for SOFT 2015.  We are so proud to showcase Atlanta and the plentiful fascinating attractions.

As many of you understand, there is still much work to be done. If you have suggestions for a better meeting, please contact one of our committee. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Robert and Lisa 

SOFT 2015 Planning Committee Members

Meetings Hosts Robert Sears
Lisa Holt
Scientific Program Diane Boland
Madeline Montgomery
Workshop Chairs Demi Garvin
Deborah Denson
Treasurer Brad Hepler
Exhibitor Liason Jarrad Wagner
Social Chair Tim Grambow
SSEP / YFT Sarah Urfer
Registration Bonnie Fulmer
Audio Visual Frank Wallace

Website Coordinator

Russel Lewis
Mike Angier

Volunteer Coordinator

Melissa Kennedy
Kim Dailey
Karla Moore 5K Fun Run Brittany Gresham
Sunshine/Rieders Silent Auction Denise Schiller