Special Events

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Welcome Reception
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Sponsored by the industry associate members of AFDO and the Association of Food and Drug Officials of the Southern States (AFDOSS), this reception is open to all conference attendees. We look forward to seeing you there!

Business Attire

8:00PM - 10:000PM
$25.00 Donation
Only 1 ticket needed for admission

You will learn some new information, potentially win some valuable prizes and, of course, raise money for the Endowment Foundation. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Casual Attire

Monday, June 24, 2019

Burditt Luncheon
12:00PM - 1:30PM
$30 Advance Ticket Required

AFDO forefathers Elliott Grosvenor and George Flanders once again lead us on a journey through AFDO's fascinating history. Join them as they visit previous AFDO conferences held in Atlanta in 1934 and 1946. Relive our 50th “Golden Anniversary” celebration and witness a very special presentation that was made to AFDO. Word has it that the “Father of Food & Drug Law” Dr. Harvey Wiley and his wife Anna Kelton Wiley will be attending the luncheon this year as well.

Business Attire

Monday Night Event
6:30PM - 10:30PM
$60 Advance Ticket required

Becoming One with Nature at the Atlanta Botanical Center

Join us for an evening in Atlanta’s “emerald jewel” of (horti)culture, with renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibits. Attendees will enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, the option for guided or self-guided tours of the gardens, and live local jazz entertainment from The Steven Charles Band within the event’s air conditioned Day Hall. For those who explore the 30 acres of outdoor gardens, there is a picturesque Skyline Garden and Canopy Walk. The special “Imaginary Worlds” exhibit features massive storybook-themed plant sculptures, including the characters from Alice in Wonderland, along with many 2018 sculptures outfitted with different plants in new locations.

Casual Attire

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

AFDOSS Affiliate Luncheon
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Free for AFDOSS Members

All AFDOSS members are invited to the AFDOSS Affiliate Luncheon. All awards and other AFDOSS business will be conducted during the Affiliate Luncheon in lieu of having a separate AFDOSS Educational Conference this year, so please join us for this event!

President's Reception
6:00PM - 7:30PM
(No Ticket Required)
Business Attire

All conference attendees are cordially invited to a cocktail reception hosted by the Association of Food and Drug Officials President, Steve Moris.

Wiley Award Banquet
7:30PM - 9:30PM
(Included with registration)
Business Attire

Our annual Awards Banquet brings attendees and members together to pay tribute to those who have demonstrated outstanding service and devotion in the administration of the food, drug, and consumer protection laws of our country.
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