SECO 2024 in Atlanta

SECO 2024: Join Us in the Vibrant City of Atlanta

Mark your calendars! We're excited to announce that SECO 2024 is taking place from February 28 - March 3 in the heart of the South - Atlanta, Georgia.

Home to rich history, eclectic arts, and a dynamic food scene, Atlanta is the perfect backdrop for the world's premier optometry event. The city offers an inspiring blend of Southern charm and cutting-edge innovation, much like our convention itself.

In between our groundbreaking sessions and networking events, explore Atlanta's world-class attractions. Visit the historic Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the breathtaking Georgia Aquarium, or immerse yourself in the rich history of Coca-Cola at the World of Coca-Cola.

Tantalize your taste buds with Atlanta's diverse food scene, ranging from traditional Southern cuisine to innovative farm-to-table dining. And don't forget to catch a show at the famous Fox Theatre or take a stroll through the picturesque Centennial Olympic Park.

SECO 2024 is not just about expanding your professional knowledge and networking with industry leaders, but also about experiencing the warm hospitality and vibrant culture of Atlanta.

We can't wait to welcome you to Atlanta for SECO 2024!


Discover Atlanta's Culinary Delights During SECO 2024!

As we eagerly anticipate SECO 2024, there's more to get excited about than just the world-class educational sessions and networking opportunities. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic journey through Atlanta's vibrant food scene!

A Melting Pot of Flavors

Atlanta is a city where Southern hospitality meets global cuisine. From traditional Southern comfort foods to innovative dishes inspired by international flavors, the city's culinary landscape is as diverse as it is delicious.

World-Class Dining Experiences

Whether you're in the mood for a casual eatery or a fine dining experience, Atlanta has it all. The city boasts several award-winning restaurants, where acclaimed chefs serve up unforgettable meals. Don't miss the chance to dine at some of these culinary hotspots!

A Haven for Foodies

For those who love exploring different cuisines, Atlanta's food markets and food truck parks offer a plethora of choices. Sample a variety of dishes and discover new favorites as you mingle with locals and fellow attendees.

Sweet Southern Treats

No visit to Atlanta is complete without indulging in some classic Southern desserts. From peach cobblers to pecan pies, the sweet treats here will leave you wanting more.

MICHELIN Guide Atlanta Awards:
Your Culinary Compass in the City

As you navigate SECO 2024, don't miss the chance to explore the vibrant culinary landscape of Atlanta. Atlanta's dining scene is more than just diverse; it's award-winning. The inaugural MICHELIN Guide Atlanta has recognized 45 restaurants that are absolute must-tries. These accolades are not just honors; they're a declaration of Atlanta's culinary excellence.




Lazy Betty




Antico Pizza Napoletana

Arepa Mia


Bomb Biscuit Co.

The Busy Bee



Fred’s Meat & Bread

Heirloom Market BBQ

Little Bear

The Alden


Chai Pani


The Deer & The Dove


Food Terminal

The General Muir

Georgia Boy


Han Il Kwan

Home Grown

Kamayan ATL

Kimball House


Lanzhou Ramen

Lyla Lila


Miller Union

Nam Phuong

Poor Hendrix

Snackboxe Bistro

Southern Belle

Storico Fresco Alimentari

Talat Market

Ticonderoga Club

Tiny Lou’s


Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours

The White Bull

Xi-an Gourmet House

Atlanta Attractions are Perfect for the Whole Family

Atlanta has something for every tot, tween, teen, and adult to enjoy. Delight in under-the-sea adventures at Georgia Aquarium, quench your thirst in the tasting room at World of Coca-Cola, or enjoy a memory-building experience at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Whether it’s indoors or out, theme parks or puppets, explore some of the best things to do with kids in Atlanta.


The BeltLine is Devine

This 22-mile trail loops the city, connecting neighborhoods and showcasing why Atlanta is “The City in the Forest.” With everchanging artwork, unique shops, lively bars and restaurants, the BeltLine is the best way to explore the city on foot, on wheels or with your furry friends.



Who’s Pulling the Strings

The art form of puppetry takes a special place in Atlanta. Catch a performance or pay Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy a visit at the interactive museum. Learn about the influential legacy of Jim Henson, and reconnect with your childhood, making your puppetry dreams come true.



You’ll Get a Kick Out of This

With a 45-yard indoor football field, this is the place to kick it. Browse decades of memorabilia, learn about Hall of Fame football legends and interact with more than 50 state-of-the-art technology exhibits.




Are You Kidding? This is Awesome!

Kids and families love all the playful possibilities in this world of discovery. Climb through the layers of the Earth, enter a magical forest, build giant sandcastles, deliver food from farm to table, then release your inner artist — all before story time.



You’ll Get a Kick Out of This

With more than 11 million gallons of water, 10s of thousands of animals and 500 species in more than 60 habitats, it’s the largest in the U.S. Whether you check out SHARKS! Predators of the Deep exhibit, take a peek at a puffin or grab a gift from the gallery, there’s so much to dive into.



Where It’s Always Art O’Clock

The Southeast’s top art museum brings blockbuster art exhibitions to Atlanta by collaborating with world-renowned museums such as The Louvre and MOMA. Find artists from the American South and an exceptional collection of civil rights photography. The High has an annual line-up of fun special events to suit any audience.



Be Official in the Oval Office

Be the president for a day. Walk through a full-scale replica of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s White House Oval Office. Finish off your “term” by viewing the Nobel Peace Prize and walking in the gorgeous gardens.



Live the Dream of a Civil Rights Icon

Honor the work and life of civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at this historic landmark. Leave feeling inspired after remembering notable moments while visiting King’s birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church and The King Center, established by Coretta Scott King.




Sky-High Views You Can’t Resist

The view from this 20-story Ferris wheel is truly a must-see. Ride in style with a VIP experience that includes a glass floor, champagne and a perfect photo op. The climate-controlled gondolas provide a cool ride to catch the sunset or late-night views.



Level Up

Your Atlanta experience will rise to new heights atop the iconic Ponce City Market. Vintage amusements, games, food and drinks with unparalleled views live here. Adjacent venues offer delicious bites and cocktails to enjoy with the view.