May Events at the Savannah Convention Center

Clinical Viral Symposium

The ASM Clinical Virology Symposium 2019 will be held in Savannah at the Savannah Convention Center May 5-8. The Clinical Virology Symposium provides a forum for the meaningful exchange of ideas dealing with viral infections and is led by biomedical scientists engaged in research and primary care physicians and laboratorians involved with patient care.

Attendees will hear the latest on microbiome-virome interactions, RNA sequencing for viral diagnosis, the challenges and opportunities for a universal influenza vaccine, and more at the 2019 ASM Clinical Virology Symposium. To learn more about the Clinical Virology Symposium visit their website,

Georgia Southern Graduation

On Friday, May 10 the Georgia Southern University (GSU) Colleges of Education, Public Health, and Health Professionals will have their commencement ceremonies at the Savannah Convention Center. To learn more about the commencement ceremonies for all of Georgia Southern University, and those held here at the Convention Center please visit, the GSU website.

Night of Champions

The Low-Country Down Syndrome Society presents the 10th annual Night of Champions on Wednesday, May 9 at the Savannah Convention Center. Night of Champions highlights exceptional contributions made by people with different abilities in their respective workplaces. The event reminds the business community of its role in having a powerful impact by actively creating accepting and inclusive communities. This event includes dinner, cocktail hour, silent auction and live music. For ticket information, visit,

Barbizon Training and Model Search

For 75 years, Barbizon has been developing models and actors through expert and reputable programs and industry connections. The Barbizon experience is about discovering what makes you special and developing your one-of-a-kind “star” quality for the whole world to see. A training event will take place on May 11th, along with a model search. Barbizon will help their students grow and succeed in their industry. Please visit their websiteto learn more about Barbizon and their events held here at the Savannah Convention Center.

Savannah Tattoo Festival

This yearly event is quickly becoming a Savannah staple for the tattoo enthusiast and artist alike! The Savannah Tattoo Festival offers attendees 18 years of age or older the opportunity to get tattooed by the best in the business. This family friendly event features tattoo artist from around the world coming together with amazing vendors, entertainment and contests.

The festival will be held May 17-19 at the Savannah Convention Center with show times varying each day. You can gain access for the day or the entire weekend. There will be student and military discounts offered as well. Tickets available only at the door. Be sure to come enjoy the 4th annual Savannah Tattoo Festival. For more information visit

The Georgia Republican Party

The Georgia Republican Party (GAGOP) will host the State Republican Convention at the Savannah Convention Center May 17 & 18. The GAGOP is committed to advancing conservative principles and electing Republican candidates up and down the ballot. Delegates and the public alike are welcome to attend this event. Advance tickets are available at the link here, with ticket prices increasing after May 10. All delegates must be elected at their respective county GOP convention. Onsite registration times will be strictly enforced. Registration closes at 10:00 am Saturday, May 18.

Savannah College of Art & Design Graduation

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) will host their commencement ceremonies Friday, May 31st at 1pm and 5pm following the 9am Presidential Conferment of Degrees. SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace, will provide remarks during both commencements. Please visit the SCAD websiteto learn more about these ceremonies and all graduation events. Celebrate commencement on Twitter and Instagram with #SCAD2019.

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Savannah, Georgia 31402

Phone: (912) 447-4000
Fax: (912) 447-4722

The designee of the Savannah-Georgia Convention Center Authority for service of process for civil actions brought against it is Kelvin Moore, General Manager, One International Drive, Savannah, GA 31401.

If you need more information about planning your event, please feel free to call our helpful Event Services staff at (912)447-4000