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Welcome to San Antonio, Texas! 


From it's colonial beginnings and frontier heroics to its vibrant blend of Mexican and Texan traditions, San Antonio is a unique and historic city that symbolizes the Texan spirit. The IAG Local Arrangements Committee has a wonderful social program planned to enhance the Scientific Session for the attendees and their guests that is the tradition of the IAG.  Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio and on the Riverwalk, the Hyatt Regency is walking distance from historical sites, attractions, and shopping.




Welcome Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, 9/25/2024.
Location: Chula Vista Room, at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Reception with heavy Hors d’oeuvres.



Dinner at the Briscoe Western Arts Museum

Thursday, 9/26/2024
Time: 6-10 pm

Wine and dine at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, located on the banks of the historic San Antonio Riverwalk, as it brings to life the vibrant culture and heritage of the Western United States. The Museum offers a permanent collection of Western art and artifacts, giving you the opportunity to experience artifacts and artwork depicting the American cowboy, Native American, the Vaquero and the many diverse cultures that forged the American West.





Bubbles and Brushes

Friday, 9/27/2024
Location: Spring Branch Room, at 9 am-12:30 pm

Back by popular demand. Enjoy a painting class from professional artist Suzi Cyr while sipping mimosas and enjoying the view of the Seattle skyline. Signup at the registration desk.

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Cocktail Reception

Saturday, 9/28/2024
Location: Garden Terrace at 6:30 -8:30 pm

Reception with light Hors d’oeuvres.



Formal Dinner, Dance & Awards

Saturday, 9/28/2024
Location: Regency FGH at 8:30 -11 pm

Saturday Night will be the Gala, with a gourmet dinner and dancing where we honor the McCollum Award recipient and those that have served continuing education in dentistry and the Academy throughout our storied history.

Black Tie Optional. Coat and Tie Required.





More activities to do in San Antonio!

San Antonio has much more to offer than just our scheduled activities.  Here are just a few of the many sites you can explore during your visit!

The Alamo

"Remember the Alamo!"  The quintessential symbol of Texas, the Alamo is the only remaining structure from the Battle of the Alamo. Under the command of William Travis, James Bowie, and famed frontiersman Davy Crockett, the defenders of the Alamo withheld an overwhelming force led by Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna for 13 days before being defeated.  Texas would ultimately gain its independence from Mexico and the Alamo would become a symbol of freedom and patriotic sacrifice.

More info at:  thealamo.org



Riverwalk Boat Tours

There is perhaps no better way to discover San Antonio than the famous Riverwalk Boat Tours.  Learn about the history of downtown San Antonio and take in the sights and sounds from the unique vanage point of the river!

More info at:  goriocruises.com


Market Square (El Mercado)

Experience the vibrant sights and sounds of historic Market Square.  Known to the locals as El Mercado, you'll find over 100 local shops and artisans.  Enjoy the sights and flavors of old Mexico and find authentic Talavera pottery, exotic curios, and handcrafted works of art.  Enjoy authentic TexMex cuisine at the world famous Mi Tierra restaurant and grabbing some pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) at the Mi Tierra's Panaderia is a must!

More info at:  marketsquaresa.com , Mi Tierra Cafe & Panaderia





DASA Spa on the Riverwalk

Located on the Riverwalk level of the Hyatt Regency, DASA Spa offers a full range of massage, body, skin and waxing services.  Come and relax in tranquil rooms and sophisticated spaces, using organic and environmentally friendly products wherever possible.

Learn more at:  dasaspa.com


San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

For the adventurous who want to explore San Antonio's colonial past beyond the Alamo, Missions National Historical Park is a must.  Built by Franciscan missionaries in the 18th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses a group of five frontier mission complexes situated along a stretch of the San Antonio River basin in southern Texas, as well as a ranch located 37 kilometers to the south.  The San Antonio Missions are an example of the interweaving of Spanish and Coahuiltecan cultures, illustrated by a variety of features, including the decorative elements of churches, which combine Catholic symbols with indigenous designs inspired by nature.

Learn more at:  San Antonio Missions


Pearl Brewery and Market

Looking for something more modern and contemporary?  The recently repurposed Pearl Brewery complex, located just north of downtown, boasts dozens of world-class restaurants, cafes, shops, and music.

Learn more at:  atpearl.com