Photo courtesy of the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, host of WEF's 2018 and 2019 Midyear Meetings.

The Midyear Meeting primarily provides an opportunity for key volunteer committees to meet face-to-face and develop programming for WEFTEC, WEF's annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (September 21-25, 2019 in Chicago, IL). Additionally, WEF’s Board of Trustees, Committee Leadership Council, and several committees meet to discuss strategic direction and progress with programs & special projects.

There is no cost to register. Participation in some meetings/events is by invitation only.

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Hotel Reservations

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE | Atlanta, GA 30305

Group Rates (available through January 14, 2019):

  • Standard @ $199.00+/night
  • Grand Club @$249.00+/night, including access to a private lounge with sweeping city views, continental breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and a dedicated concierge
  • Upgraded room types are available at higher nightly rates.
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts offer complimentary guestroom internet as a standard amenity for all hotel guests.

Rates quoted are exclusive of 8.0% nightly occupancy tax; 8.9% nightly sales tax; and $5.00 nightly hotel/motel fee (subject to change). Rates apply to single or double occupancy rooms, and may increase if a third or fourth adult guest is added to the reservation. Rooms with either one King bed or two Double beds are available.

Reservation Deadline: January 14, 2019
The group rates were available on a first-come, first-served basis until January 14. Neither WEF nor the Hotel can guarantee availability or the group rate for rooms after January 14. Call the hotel directly to inquire about room availability and the best rate(s) - 1-888-421-1422 (toll-free) or 404-237-1234. Reference “Water Environment Federation” or “WEF Midyear Meeting” when speaking with the live agent.

Deposit Policy: a credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. A deposit equal to one night’s room rate plus occupancy tax will be charged to your card in advance. The deposit will be applied to the first night of your stay. Should you cancel your reservation 48-hours or more prior to arrival, the deposit will be refunded to your credit card. However, if you cancel your reservation less than 48-hours prior to arrival or are a no-show on your guaranteed arrival date, the deposit will be forfeit.

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead standard king bedroom

Photo of a standard King guestroom courtesy of the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead Club Lounge

Photo of the Club Lounge courtesy of the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.

Meeting Registration

Download the Schedule of Events (pdf)

There is no cost to register for the Midyear Meeting. Participation in some meetings & events is by invitation only.

Advance Registration Deadline: January 28, 2019 | You may also register on site.

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Download Registration Form (pdf) | Return completed forms to Brittany Salazar

Travel & Tourism

Known as the “Beverly Hills of the East,” Buckhead's elegant residential streets are tree-lined and full of some of the most remarkable architecture and landscapes in the South, including its most prized home, the Swan House, located at the Atlanta History Center.

 Buckhead's skyline at night. Photo courtesy of the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.

 Getting to Buckhead

The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead is approximately 20 miles – a 30- to 45-minute one-way car ride - from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL):

Taxis cost approximately $43.50 one-way plus tip between the airport and the hotel.

Shared-ride shuttles/vans are available at the airport and cost an average $30.00 one-way plus tip between the airport and the hotel.

Rideshare/Transportation Network Providers  Lyft and Uber are permitted to pick-up and drop-off passengers at the airport. Currently rideshare drivers must pick-up passengers at the North and South economy parking lots, which are a short walk from baggage claim. Fares are an average $30.00 one-way for standard Lyft or UberX service between the airport and the hotel.

Travelers can board the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) northbound RED LINE train (N to North Springs) within the airport. One-way transit time between the airport and the Buckhead Station is 32-minutes at a cost of $2.50/person, one-way. Exit at the Buckhead Station N7 onto Peachtree Road South. The hotel is two blocks away.

View all Ground Transportation services available at ATL


Getting Around Buckhead

Complimentary Car Service: the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead offers guests complimentary car service to restaurants and shopping centers within a two-mile radius of the hotel. Car service runs every day on a first come, first served basis, and is subject to availability.

BucRide Complimentary Area Shuttle: “The Buc” is a community shuttle service designed to provide fast, free and frequent connections between area restaurants, shopping destinations, and MARTA rail in Buckhead.


Dining in Buckhead

Buckhead dining ranges from casual eats to gourmet fare from Atlanta's culinary icons and best new chefs. As the sun sets, Buckhead's hotel bars and rooftop lounges mix the right ingredients for a memorable night out on the town. Click on the link below for more information.

Buckhead Dining Guide

Your Event Experience

WEF’s Vision: A community of empowered professionals creating a healthy global water environment.

Core Values: Leadership, Passion, Scholarship, Collaboration and Service

 

WEF Policies
WEF respects and takes the broadest view of human diversity and inclusion, and is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment at its meetings and events for all water professionals and their guests. WEF expects all sponsors, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors and other participants to uphold our commitment to diversity and inclusion by helping us provide a positive environment for everyone. Download WEF's official policies to learn more:

Non-Discrimination and Harassment

Diversity and Inclusivity

 

Safety and Security
WEF works hard to provide a comfortable and safe environment during our meetings and events, including contracting with private security firms and off-duty police officers when required. Your help also is needed to provide a safe and secure environment. WEF recommends that you follow these safety guidelines:

  1. Share your plans. Advise a family member or friend of your travel plans, including the dates you will be gone, how you will travel to the meeting or event, and where you are staying;
  2. Protect your identity. Wear your name badge only inside the meeting or event venue; remove and secure your name badge when going to and from the venue; when disposing of your name badge, scratch out or destroy your name and/or the QR code to protect your personal information;
  3. Plan for an emergency. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where the nearest exists are located. Use the buddy system. Exchange contact information with another event attendee. In case of a venue evacuation, agree where you will meet up. Call for help if your buddy doesn’t meet up at the agreed location within a reasonable amount of time.
  4. See something, say something. If you see something that raises a safety or security concern, please follow the instructions printed on the back of your name badge to alert security personnel.

Reporting Concerns
If you have any concerns during a WEF event, please stop by the event registration area to speak with WEF staff, or you may email the WEF Executive Director Dr. Eileen O'Neill.

Future Destinations & Dates

2020 Midyear Meeting
February 5 – 8, 2020
San Antonio, Texas

2021 Midyear Meeting
February 10 – 13, 2021
Houston, Texas