2017 Conference


The AFDOSS Fall Conference will be held August 20-23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana!!!

*Draft Conference Agenda

WHAT:     The Association of Food & Drug Officials of the Southern States (AFDOSS) 2017 Annual Educational Conference

WHERE:  The JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130

WHEN:     Sunday, August 20 – Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Conference Registration Rates:

AFDOSS Member $275
Non-Member (Regulatory)

Includes the Annual Membership Fee, $20

Non-Member (Associate)

Includes the Annual Membership Fee, $75

Local Health Environmentalist $125
Alumni/Life Member $170
Guest/Spouse $125
Single Day (No Meals) $100
Speaker (Single-Day) $125

Hotel rates are as follows:

Room rate is $128.00, per night;

  • $2 Occupancy Fee, per night;
  • 14% Room Tax, per night; and
  • 1.75% Tourism Tax, per night.

That works out to $150.16/night – the conference rate ($128) plus associated taxes/fees.

Parking information:

Valet only at $42 Overnight;

  • Up to $45 for SUV’s; and
  • $20.00 Daily (In-and-Out, Same Day).
  • Plus tax, and rates are subject to change without notice.

Here is the hotel reservation link:


You can also make reservations by phone at 1-877-622-3056. When making reservations by phone, please advise them to identify yourself as part of AFDOSS staying at the JW New Orleans Marriott and indicate your desired dates.

Conference Registration, Travel/Grant Applications, and Exhibitor/ Sponsor Applications to follow at a later date.

Silent Auction 

Hours and Location:
Monday, August 21st  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, August 22nd  8:00 am – 5:00 pm


  • All bids will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August
  • Silent auction item will be awarded to the highest bidder for the item
  • Payment can be made using cash, check or charge


Help make this year’s silent auction a huge success by donating a souvenir, keepsake gift or novelty item, or by bidding on any item in the auction.  Have fun and show your support – all auction proceeds benefit the Mary Logan Scholarship Fund! The Mary Logan Scholarship funds undergraduate scholarships which are presented to deserving students who are in their third year of college and plan to serve through a career in research, regulatory work, quality control or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs or consumer product safe

Shipping Information:

JW Marriott New Orleans – AFDOSS
Guest Name
614 Canal Street
Guest Phone Number
New Orleans, LA 70130

Packages cannot arrive prior to August 17, 2017