American Bamboo Society Conference
29 September - 3 October 2021

Additional Conference Information

COVID-19 Updates

  • We hoped to avoid masks since all attendees must be vaccinated, but the current Delta surge means more precautions must be taken for to avoid a “bamboo super-spreader event”
  • We are limiting the total number of attendees (including speakers) to 70.  That’s why there are only 6 slots left.
  • Please bring an ample supply of masks (N-95s are suggested) + your favorite hand sanitizer

Hotel Updates

Holiday Inn Express
1502 Sam Nunn Boulevard
Perry, Georgia 31069

9/16:  The ABS block sold out, but we think you can still get the ABS Bamboo Conference discount if you call them.

Bamboo Society (Block Code is ABS)

We reserved:

  • 5 King Rooms (1 bed per room) – group rate $139.99 (reg rate $169.99)
  • 21 Queen Rooms (2 beds per room) – group rate $154.99 (reg rate $184.99)

If you are looking for a roommate, please let us know when you register for the conference.  No guarantees, but we’ll try to match you with one.


  • This year, the best way to get to the conference is to drive your own car!
  • Many of you will be travelling from afar, thus you must fly.  Rental cars are the next best option.  
  • Airport shuttle service is another option.  The Groome drop-off in Perry is less than a 10-min walk from the hotel and Georgia Peach offers door-to-door service.
  • During the conference, transportation to and from event venues will be via your own vehicle or voluntary carpools.
  • When you register, you can let us know if you want to carpool:
    • from home to the conference (more like a rideshare)
    • from the airport to the conference
    • around the area during the conference

ATL Shuttle Services

Groome Transportation

Groome Transportation website

  • Currently $66 each way
  • 6 shuttles each way, every day
  • Check website for schedule & pricing
  • You MUST reserve a ticket for Perry
  • Perry drop-off site is a 10 minute walk to conference hotel
  • Online booking discount is $2

NOTE:  if Perry schedule doesn’t work for your arrival or departure time, you could take shuttle to Warner-Robbins and Uber/Lyft from/to there.  We can’t vouch for availability, however!

Georgia Peach Shuttle

Georgia Peach Shuttle website

  • Offers door-to-door services at a higher price
  • Might be good for late night arrivals or early morning departures
  • Check website for pricing

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