ICIP 2006, Atlanta, GA

ICIP 2006 Banquet Information

Your Chance to Visit The World's Largest Aquarium

Tuesday, October 10

We have been given the opportunity to visit the aquarium in a private setting. As soon as your ICIP sessions end on Tuesday, you'll be bussed to the main entrance of the aquarium. After you hand the staff your ticket you'll be able to see this incredible place. There are five distinct galleries: Georgia Explorer, River Scout, Cold Water Quest, Ocean Voyager, and Tropical Diver. Each gallery offers up close and personal views of tens of thousands of different animals; you walk through hallways lined with various sizes of both fresh and marine water tanks. At various points within some hallways, tanks line the ceiling, and you can watch as fish, sharks, and other aquatic life pass overhead.

Beginning at 7 p.m., we'll move to the Oceans Ballroom where you will have the opportunity to see two private and elegant floor-to-ceiling views of two different galleries: Cold Water Quest and Ocean Voyager. In Cold Water Quest, you'll meet Gasper, one of five beluga whales within the exhibit known for his crowd-pleasing personality. While Cold Water Quest hosts this celebrity mammal rescued from a turbulent past, Ocean Voyager gives you a personal glimpse into the depths of the oceans; whale sharks, schools of fish, coral, sea anemones, and countless other creatures call this enormous exhibit home.

In the Ballroom between these two private galleries, we'll have our ICIP banquet event. This is not a seated dinner, but a lavish food and networking time. Catering will be provided exclusively by the world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck, and there will be plenty of wonderful foods to chose from. A nine-member live band, Atlanta’s own Shimmer, known as “America’s Hottest Party Band”, will provide live music and entertainment suitable for everyone.

Join us for this fun, unusual event at ICIP! This exciting evening will end at 10 P.M., when the buses will take you back to the Marriott Marquis. You will really enjoy this Atlanta experience!