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Conference venue

The conference will be held on the Georgia Tech campus in the new Technology Square Research Building. This is on the corner of 5th St and Spring St in midtown Atlanta. The building is currently under construction so we cannot be more specific about precise location, entrances, conference rooms etc. but the conference will be well signposted during the conference.

Map: here is a pdf map of the conference venue, local hotels, and MARTA train stops


The Georgian Terrace: The official conference hotel is The Georgian Terrace. This lovely hotel is on Peachtree St, opposite the famous Fox Theater, and is just five blocks from the conference venue.

Regency Suites

For those wishing to save a little money on accomodation, we are also recommending Regency Suites. This is adjacent to Midtown MARTA (the underground train service direct from the airport--see below) and six blocks from the conference venue.


Air: Atlanta's Hartsfield airport, airport code ATL, is (supposedly) the busiest passenger airport in the world. Unsurprisingly, all the major airlines operate from here with links to most major airports in the US. Domestically, it is a hub for Airtran (a cheap, no-frills airline) and Delta, each with many daily flights. There are also many daily international flights, including direct flights to/from Europe and Canada.

When you arrive at the airport, transport to the conference and hotels is extremely easy and should take around 30 minutes.

Train: There is a very useful train system called MARTA. The train system has just two lines, orange (which runs north-south) and blue (west-east) (they intersect at five points in downtown). ATL airport (Stop S7) is at the very southern end of the orange line. Thus, all trains from the airport will be heading in the right direction to the conference and hotels and you will not need to change. You buy a token for $1.75 at the station and this allows you travel to anywhere on the network.

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Taxis: taxis run on a flat-rate fare system from the airport. Currently, the cost is $28 to anywhere in "midtown" (the area around Georgia Tech and the conference and a mile or so to the east). The journey takes 20-30 minutes depending upon traffic. Within the midtown area, there is a flat-rare of $6.

Road: Atlanta is on I-75 and I-85. Atlantans drive more (miles?, cars?) per capita than any other city in the US! Hence, traffic can be awful--expect some sort of jams in the city.

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Out and about in Atlanta

This information will be added later

Any questions? Email the organizers: Carl and Tucker