Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Warf San Francisco, CA USA

Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf is centrally located near San Francisco landmarks including Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, and the historic network of cable cars. Venture out to the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond from your convenient accommodations in Fisherman’s Wharf.

Adress: 555 North Point Street, 

San Francisco, California, USA, 94133

Tel: +1 415 563 1234

Fax: +1 415 486 4444

Cut-off date to make a reservation at group rate is April 24, 2017.

Use the link below to make room reservations at the conference group rate.

After the cut-off date, any rooms available will be at the regular Hyatt rates and must be booked through other channels. 

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Call For Presentations

You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the meeting. Come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, practical innovations, current trends, case studies, philosophies, and latest advances on the topics which are relevant to you. 


Abstract Submission Deadline: April 07, 2017

Draft Presentation Due: May 5th

Final Presentation Due: May 10th

Abstract submissions should be sent to


  • A 25-40 minute presentation
  • Willingness to comply with requests for additional information and clarification on abstract and/or presentation material
  • Willingness to tailor a presentation for the AGIFORS SSP audience and to accept direction from the selection committee in doing this
  • Must register and attend the meeting


Details of the agenda will be updated once finalized.

Tuesday, 16 May

18:0020:00Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 17 May

08:00 09:00 Breakfast and Delegate Registration
09:00 09:30 Conference Opening
09:30 10:30 Keynote Speech
10:30 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 12:30 Presentations
12:3014:00 Business Luncheon
14:00 15:30 Presentations
15:30 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 17:30 Vendor Updates
18:00 21:30 Networking Dinner


Thursday, 18-May

08:00 09:00 Breakfast
09:0010:30 Presentations
10:30 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 12:30 Presentations
12:30 14:00 Business Luncheon
14:30 15:30 Presentations
15:30 16:00 Coffee Break
17:00 17:30 Closing Remarks

Social Activities

Welcome Reception

May 16, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

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Network Dinner

May 17, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Sponsored by





Sponsorship packages from $500 to $7500 are available. Please contact SSP chairs if you would like to participate in the program. We appreciate your help!

Host Airline

General Information


Business Events - Business Casual

Welcome Reception - Business Casual

Social Events - Evening Casual



San Francisco weather is mild. Plan for low 45F/8C and high 70F/21C with clouds and small chance of rain.

Host City

Situated on a peninsula separating San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is a uniquely picturesque city, whose scenic attractions include the largest cultivated urban park in the country, Golden Gate Park. Its notoriously steep streets, traversed by the famous cable cars, are home to a remarkably diverse ethnic population, and the city's reputation for tolerance and diversity is also evident in its history as a mecca for the gay community. Known for sophisticated cultural innovation and experimentation, San Francisco was the gathering place of the "beat" generation in the 1950s and a focal point of the 1960s counterculture, a hotbed of political protest and the birthplace of the "San Francisco Sound." Still known for its cultural attractions, today the Bay Area is also famous for its concentration of cutting-edge high-technology firms, which have drawn even more new residents to this populous region.

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Visa Information

The United States requires visas or electronic authorization for travel from most countries. You can obtain more information at


If you need a visa, please check the wait time at your consulate and allow plenty of time. If you need supporting documentation for your application, please contact the conference chairs.

More Information

For questions or more information, please contact:


Cumhur Gelogullari

Chair, AGIFORS SSP Study Group


Lisa Noell

Chair, AGIFORS SSP Study Group


Contact us

Address: AGIFORS President, Georgia Institute of Technology, 790 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332

Phone: +1 (404) 385-6634


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