Food & Coffee

For recommendations and more information on restaurants and grocery stores  in the vicinity of the conference venue:


For special events (e.g. Fellows Dinner, opening reception, poster sessions, closing banquet, etc) throughout the meeting where food is provided, please note: vegetarian, and gluten free options will be provided and labeled as such.
If you have any other specific dietary needs, please email Katie Kulp ( with subject line “Dietary Need – (special event name)” so other arrangements can be made.


The hotel will have some specials for dinner throughout the week– such as a prime rib dinner in Epazote and a Biergarten by the pool. The hotel is doing special menu/price points for AOS on those specials, and they will be ‘pre-selling’ wristband tickets for these at their various onsite outlets. So for example, if an attendee buys a grab-and-go box at lunch, the attendee can also purchase a dinner special at the same time. The attendee will get a wristband that they will wear to that designated dinner location. Folks can still attend and get these specials at dinner time without a wristband. The ‘pre-selling’ of wristbands is meant to provide faster service so access to the area is easier and food/beverages are accessed faster. Printed out information and menus about these specials will be available for viewing at the registration table.

Bird-Friendly Coffee Sponsor of 2018 AOS Meeting

Organic Early Bird Blend
Medium-Dark roast – Mellow, roasted nuts, cocoa.

Smithsonian Bird-Friendly® certification ensures layers of shade canopy and a protective habitat for migratory bird populations. Certified farms in Latin America provide these delicately flavored beans, with hints of roasted nuts and cocoa.

For more information:
Allegro Coffee
Smithsonian Bird-Friendly Coffee Certification