Things to Do

We've got a great lineup of speakers and content at the 2018 AESD Conference. However, if you are a spouse or guest accompanying a conference participant, or an attendee looking for more to do before or after the conference, we've got you covered!

The Visit Tri-Cities website is a great source of information for things to do and places to visit in the area.  In addition, we recommend booking one of the following tours while you're in town:
  • Manhattan Project B Reactor

    Created as part of the top secret Manhattan Project during World War II, the Hanford B Reactor produced the plutonium used in the Trinity Test (the world's first nuclear detonation) in July 1945, and the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan in August 1945 that contributed to the Japanese surrender and end of World War II.
    We have arranged a private tour on Saturday after the conference concludes (lunch and transportation to the start of the tour are not provided). To join the tour, contact Shiloh Kauzlarich at 360.464.6742 or For more information about the B Reactor and tours, visit
  • Terra Blanca Winery Estate Tours & Tasting

    ESD 123 is pleased to host the conference Friday evening President's Reception Dinner at Terra Blanca Winery.  Before the dinner, attendees and guests can join a guided tour underground beneath the tasting room and explore the barrel caves, the largest of its kind in the state of Washington.  For more information on booking a tour, email Jessica Howard at
  • Golfing

    Love to golf? So do we! There are many great golf courses throughout the Tri-Cities. If you are staying at one of the hotels in our Richland block, the Columbia Point Golf Course is just 1 mile away. Book a tee time and enjoy your stay.
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