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Dining Options


Emory University has a few eateries available on campus with a la cart options, such as Kaldi’s Coffee at the Depot, and Cox Hall. Most meals (with drink) at these locations cost $15-$24 total per person per meal (Estimated $210-$322 for the week, excluding the banquet). There are also an assortment of restaurants located nearby in nearby Emory Village on North Decatur Road and Emory Point on Clifton Road.

Save some money and dine with the conference delegates! We are pleased to offer affordable meal plan options for the conference and strongly suggest that conference delegates select an option from one of these plans. Conveniently, the meal plan options are with the Dobbs Common Table, an all-you-can-eat style cafeteria located inside the Emory Student Center just across the hall from the conference meeting rooms. The dining hall features indoor and outdoors seating options. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, and halal options are available here. Please review the meal plans described below to select your best fit. 

**Note that all estimates are based on 2022 costs and final prices will be updated in January 2023.** 

Dining Options

Important: We are also offering a discounted banquet ticket meal in the bundled meal plans – see the “Meal Plan+” options below. Tickets for the banquet to be held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden may also be purchased a la carte while seats last during registration.


Meal Plan Option 1 – Cost Estimate: $160

For delegates arriving 6/3/2023 and departing 6/9/2023

  • Saturday, 6/3/2023
    • Dinner at Dobbs Common Table
  • Sunday, 6/4/2023
    • Breakfast at Dobbs Common Table
    • Lunch at Dobbs Common Table
    • Dinner at the Opening Reception on McDonough Field (included for all delegates)
  • Monday, 6/5/2023
    • Breakfast at Dobbs Common Table
    • Lunch at Dobbs Common Table
    • Dinner at Dobbs Common Table
  • Tuesday, 6/6/2023
    • Breakfast at Dobbs Common Table
    • Lunch at Dobbs Common Table
    • Dinner at Dobbs Common Table
  • Wednesday, 6/7/2023
    • Breakfast at Dobbs Common Table
    • Lunch is not included. It is either on your own or included in some of the fieldtrips
    • Dinner at Dobbs Common Table
  • Thursday, 6/8/2023
    • Breakfast at Dobbs Common Table
    • Lunch at Dobbs Common Table
    • Dinner is not included. Either on your own or buy a banquet ticket a la carte while seats last.
  • Friday, 6/9/2023
    • Breakfast at Dobbs Common Table


Meal Plan Option 1+ – Cost Estimate: $230

All of the above meals from Meal Plan 1 plus a ticket to the final banquet to be held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.


Meal Plan Option 2 – Cost Estimate: $135

For delegates arriving 6/4/2023 and departing 6/9/2023

  • Sunday, 6/4/2023
    • Lunch at Dobbs Common Table
    • Dinner at the Opening Reception on McDonough Field (included for all delegates)
  • Monday, 6/5/2023
    • Breakfast at Dobbs Common Table
    • Lunch at Dobbs Common Table
    • Dinner at Dobbs Common Table
  • Tuesday, 6/6/2023
    • Breakfast at Dobbs Common Table
    • Lunch at Dobbs Common Table
    • Dinner at Dobbs Common Table
  • Wednesday, 6/7/2023
    • Breakfast at Dobbs Common Table
    • Lunch is not included. It is either on your own or included in some of the fieldtrips
    • Dinner at Dobbs Common Table
  • Thursday, 6/8/2023
    • Breakfast at Dobbs Common Table
    • Lunch at Dobbs Common Table
    • Dinner is not included. Either on your own or buy a banquet ticket a la carte while seats last.
  • Friday, 6/9/2023
    • Breakfast at Dobbs Common Table


Meal Plan Option 2+ – Cost Estimate: $205

All of the above meals from Meal Plan 2 plus a ticket to the final banquet to be held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

What to do if you are only attending a portion of the conference? We have daily meal rates available for dining at the Dobbs Common Table. The day rate includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for $36/person/day.

Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions
Emory Dining takes food allergies seriously and will try to accommodate the dietary needs of students and guests, where possible. The Dobbs Common Table in the Emory Student Center is a peanut-, tree nut-, and shellfish-free facility. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, and halal options are available at the Dobbs Common Table. At other dining locations, the eight most common allergens are present. Read more about resources here. Please declare any food allergies and/or dietary restrictions on the conference registration page so that we can best meet your needs.