August 22 – 25, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA| USA

Welcome to Atlanta!
Atlanta is home to world-class restaurants and an abundance of diverse cultural attractions and events, a festive nightlife and six professional sports teams, our city is the epicenter for arts and entertainment in the South. More than 18 million visitors arrive each year to experience all that Atlanta has to offer. With all of the excitement surrounding your trip to our city, we do want to remind you of some traveler safety tips that should be followed during your stay.

Public Safety:

    • Do not answer the door in a hotel or motel room without verifying who it is.  If a person claims
      to be an employee, call the front desk and ask if someone from their staff is supposed to have
      access to your room and for what purpose.
    • When returning to your hotel or motel late in the evening, use the main entrance of the hotel. 
    • Be observant and look around before entering parking lots.
    • Close the door securely once you enter your room and use all of the locking devices provided.
    • Do not needlessly display guestroom keys or convention badges in public.
    • Do not draw attention to yourself by displaying large amounts of cash or expensive jewelry.
    • Do not invite strangers to your room.
    • Place all valuables in the hotel or motel’s safe deposit box.
    • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
    • Check to see that any sliding glass doors or windows and any connecting room doors are
    • If you see any suspicious activity, please report your observations to the management.
    • When walking always project a confident image; walk with a purpose.
    • Stick to well lit, busy areas.
    • Remove convention badges outside the meeting site.
    • Do not give money to panhandlers.
    • Report suspicious behavior to the Police or a Downtown Atlanta Ambassador.
Emergency Numbers:

    • Emergency Assistance: 911
    • City of Atlanta
            - Police: 404.614.6544
            - Fire: 404.546.7000
            - Ambulance (24 hrs)
    • Fulton County:  404.730.5700
Hospitals Located in/near Downtown Area:

    • Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University
      550 Peachtree Street
      Atlanta, GA 30308
      Main: 404.686.4411

    • Atlanta Medical Center
      303 Parkway Drive
      Atlanta, GA 30312
      Main: 404.265.4000
      ER: 404.265.4262

    • Grady Memorial Hospital        
      80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE
      Atlanta, GA 30303
      Main: 404.616.1000

    • Northside Hospital
      1000 Johnson Ferry Road
      Atlanta, GA 30342
      Main: 404.851.8000

    • Piedmont Hospital
      1968 Peachtree Road
      Atlanta, GA 30309
Drug Stores/Pharmacies Located In/Near Downtown Area:

    • CVS, 235 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404.577.4054    
    • CVS, 133 Peachtree St North(GA Pacific Bldg), Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-522-6330
    • CVS, 12 Broad Street SW, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404.681.1976
    • Publix @ Ansley Mall, 1544 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324;  404.724.0932
    • Publix @ Ponce, 1001 Ponce DeLeon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306; 404.898.0360
    • Walgreen’s @ Piedmont, 595 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404.685.9665
Grocery Store (Downtown):

    • Publix @ Piedmont, 595 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308; 404.881.1750
    • Publix @ Ponce - 1001 Ponce DeLeon Avenue NE, 404.898.0360
    • Kroger- 725 Ponce DeLeon Ave, Atlanta, 404.875.2701

Medical Services / Disaster / First Aid:

    • American Red Cross / Metro Atlanta Chapter, 404.876.3302
    • Children’s Health Care System, 404.321.4444
    • Emory Health Connection Physical Referral, 404.778.7744
    • Georgia Dental Association, 404.636.7553
    • Georgia World Congress Center First Aid, 404.223.4096
Disability Consultants/Services:

    • Sign Language Interpreting Specialists, Inc, 770.531.0700; TTY 770.287.9479
Atlanta Ambassador Force:
The Ambassador Force of the Downtown Improvement District will provide an escort for employees and residents in the District to a parking lot, MARTA station or any location in the District during the following hours:

Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 12 Midnight
Saturday, 8:00am to 12 Midnight

Sunday, 8:00am to 11:00pm

If you need an escort, call the ADID Field Office at 404/215-9600 or www.atlantadowntown.comGive your name and location to the ADID Dispatcher and a member of the Ambassador Force will respond.
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Centers:

    • Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW, 404.223.4000
    • Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atrium Suite 345, 404.305.8426
    • Underground Atlanta, 65 Upper Alabama St., Downtown, 404.523.2311
Dry Cleaners (Downtown)

    • Fashion Care- 191 Peachtree St, 404.522.0191
    • Cachet Cleaners- 161 Peachtree St, 404.644.0909
United States Post Offices (Downtown)
US Post Office-CNN Center, 190 Marietta ST NW STE 280, 800.ASK.USPS
US Post Office-Martech, 794 Marietta ST NW 800.ASK.USPS
US Post Office-Georgia Pacific, 1072 W. Peachtree ST NW, 800.ASK.USPS
US Post Office-Peachtree Center, 240 Peachtree ST NW Bsmt, 800.ASK.USPS
US Post Office-Civic Center, 570 Piedmont Ave Ne, 800.ASK.USPS
Hardware Stores (Downtown)
Noritake Showroom 230 Spring St Nw Ste 919, 404.529.9929
Tull Equipment & Supply 354 Nelson St Sw, 404.522.8855
Fulton Supply Company 342 Nelson St Sw, 404.688.3400
Echo Digital Output 150 Walton St Nw, 404.659.6180
FedEx Kinko’s Locations:
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Atlanta, GA 30313-1513
Phone: 404.223.4660
Fax: 404.223.4776
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-1208
Phone: 404.586.6190
Fax: 404.586.6299
Atlanta Hilton
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.221-6940
Fax: 404.223.0099
Atlanta Downtown 100 Peachtree St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.221.0000
Fax: 404.221.0195
Office Supply:
Office Depot
859 Spring Street
NW & Abercrombie PL NW,
Atlanta, GA 30308
Store# 2375
Office Depot
2284 Peachtree NW (Peachtree Rd & Peachtree Memorial),
Atlanta, GA 30309
Store# 2306
Financial Banking Centers:
Peachtree Street (across from Peachtree Center)
    • Wells Fargo and ATM – 404.332.6773
    • Night deposit facilities available
Peachtree Center (next to the Hyatt and Marriott)
    • Bank of America and ATM – 404.332.2700
              - Night deposit facilities available
    • Fidelity National and ATM – 404.524.1171
    • SunTrust branch and ATM – 404.588.7288
             - Night deposit facilities available
Currency Exchange:

    • American Express Travel, 404.262.7561
    • Travelex America, 404.766.2700
Atlanta Transportation:
Car Rentals:
Avis Rent-a-Car
Budget Rent a Car
Hertz Rental Car
202 Courtland Street
Ground Transportation:

Shuttle Buses
Van, Minibus, and Charter Services are provided to Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead with shuttles leaving every 15 minutes from the airport.
The Atlanta Airport Shuttle Service

Operated by: A-National Limousine
1990 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone: (404) 941-3440 or (877) 799-6282
Fax: 404-762-5007
Web site:
Rate One Way Roundtrip
Downtown $16.50 $29.00
Midtown $18.50 $33.00
Buckhead $20.50 $37.00
MARTA-Public Transportation System
Catch MARTA first. With direct train service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, MARTA is your efficient, no-hassle connection.  MARTA's airport station is attached to the Airport, right off baggage claim. One way fares are only $2.50 and $1.00 for a Breeze Card. Visit for a detailed schedule.

MARTA's Airport Station - the final stop on the South Line - is only a 17-minute trip from Five Points Station, the hub of the MARTA rail system. Other popular destinations are equally accessible from the airport.

All southbound trains go to the airport and have plenty of luggage space available at the end of each railcar. Elevators, located in every rail station, provide additional convenience to travelers carrying multiple bags.

How to Find MARTA in Hartsfield-Jackson: 
Arriving air travelers should follow the Ground Transportation signs to MARTA. The entrance to MARTA's Airport Station is located inside the western end of the airport's main terminal. Our faregates are just a few feet from the baggage claim areas. Follow the signs, they are plentiful.
MARTA rail operating hours

Train Frequencies
Weekdays:  6 a.m. to 7 p.m.: 15 minutes all lines
Weekdays:  7 p.m. to 1 a.m.:  20 minutes all lines
Weekends:  20 minutes all lines

Train Service Hours
Weekdays:  4:45 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Weekends:  6:00 a.m. to 1 a.m.
After 7 pm, Red line travels between Lindbergh & NorthSprings
After 7 pm, Green line travels between Bankhead & Vine City
Taxi Cabs
2016 Taxi Rates

Flat Fare Rate Fare
Meter Rates
$2.50 First 1/8 Mile or Part Thereof
Airport/ Buckhead Flat Fare Zone
$30.00 Flat Rate Fare
 (@2.00 for each additional passenger) $1.50 surcharge originating from Atlanta Airport
25 cent Each Additional 1/8 Mile $40.00 Flat Rate Fare
(@ 2.00 for each additional passenger) $1.50 surcharge trips originating from Atlanta Airport
Airport/ Midtown
Flat Zone
$32.00 Flat Rate Fare
(@2.00 for each additional passenger) $1.50 surcharge trips originating from Atlanta Airport
$21.00 Per Hour Wait Time
Each additional Passenger $2.00
Flat Fare Zone
Business to Business
$8.00 – one person
$2.00 for each additional person
  Drivers reserves the right to request fare in advance  
20% Discount for disabled citizens or senior citizens with proper I.D.