A Picture-Perfect Meeting Space and Hotel

There is a lot to look forward to at the 63rd ACNM Annual Meeting & Convention from a world-class location and a stunning venue to a theme carried throughout the meeting—that honors the legacy of the grand midwives.

Our headquarters hotel is the beautiful Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa located along the banks of the Savannah River just steps from the Savannah Convention Center. Many of the evening activities for the 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the Westin. Both the convention center and the Westin are a 2-minute ferry ride from historic downtown Savannah. You can explore the area via one of the bicycles that are parked at the front of the hotel for all guests to use. The Westin also offers 3- and 5-mile RunWESTIN running routes, designed in partnership with New Balance. Take off on your own, or join a group run led by their Run Concierge.

Just across the river, ACNM will have additional sleeping rooms contracted with other hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets (details coming soon). Enjoy a beautiful and relaxing trip on one of Savannah’s 4 water taxis. They are officially named “the Belles,” to honor 4 strong women—Juliette Gordon Low, Susie King Taylor, Florence Martus, and Mary Musgrove—who shaped the city’s history. These ferries operate 7 a weeks, from 7 am to midnight.

The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center is a superbly functional, architecturally stunning waterfront complex also on the Savannah River. The venue offers large meeting spaces and an easy-to-navigate layout, and is a perfect fit for the ACNM Annual Meeting. The majority of the Annual Meeting events will be held at the convention center, including all workshops, sessions, general sessions, exhibits and the midwifery awards dinner.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

By Tana Stellato
President, Stellato Meeting Solutions, LLC

Article via Fall Quickening 2017

Exploring the Enchanted City of Savannah

With so much to see in this enchanted city, here’s a quick list of “must-see” things to do in Savannah.


Visit Forsyth Park

This 30 acre park is nestled in the Historic Landmark District and is known for its Spanish Moss draped Oak Trees, pedestrian/jogger-friendly sidewalks and the fountain. You can also swing by Chippewa Square, also known as Forrest Gump Square, the bus stop scenes from the Oscar winning motion picture were filmed on the north end of the square.


Take a Ghost Tour

Known as one of the most haunted cities in America, Savannah’s streets are filled with mystery and intrigue… especially at night. Ghost tours offer the bravest of souls a chance to learn about the ghosts and spirits that haunt the historical district. If you’re not afraid of a little paranormal activity, there are plenty of terrifying tours to choose from.


Eat Lunch in the Yard

On Saturdays, The Grey, a former Greyhound Bus Station turned restaurant, hosts a breezy patio lunch. Enjoy anything from grilled sausage to a good ol’ oyster roast for only $7 a plate!


Visit Telfair Museums

If you’re a fan of artwork from the 19th and 20th centuries (or if you just need a break from the Georgia heat), you’ll want to spend a few hours perusing this mansion-turned-museum housing more than 4,500 works of art.


Stroll Down River Street

Beautiful cobblestone streets (high heels beware!!) offer the perfect platform to walk down this one-of-a-kind riverfront view. With over 70 local shops, restaurants and businesses, River Street is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, offering a charming experience for all who visit.


We’re excited about the “Show Us Your Badge” discounts offered to ACNM’s Annual Meeting attendees! For being an ACNM Annual Meeting attendee, you’ll receive a discount at various dining, shopping, and tour locations, just for showing your meeting badge! Learn more at VisitSavannah.com

Stay tuned for registration opening January 2018!