By Air - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is approximately 12 miles to downtown Atlanta.
Visitors to Atlanta can take MARTA from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The MARTA station is located past the baggage claim area in the airport. This service offers the quickest and least expensive way to get to and from the airport to downtown Atlanta - take the Dome/GWCC/Phillips/CNN stop station.
By Road - Atlanta is accessible via Interstates 20, 75, 85, and Georgia 400, with I-285 forming a beltway around the city.
Taxi Service - Atlanta has more than 1,500 taxis available with preset rates for trips to and from the airport and within downtown and midtown. Cab fare from airport: $30 one-way, approximately 15-20 minutes.
Hertz is the preferred car rental company for the conference. Click here to learn more about Hertz's meeting services. To reserve your special meeting rate, you will need to provide CV# 04SE0001 when making the reservation. You can make your reservation online at www.Hertz.com or call Hertz at (800) 654-2240 in the U.S. and Canada. In other countries, call (405) 749-4434. Click here to see rates for meeting services.
Atlanta offers a sunny climate, sporting activities, outdoor recreation, cultural events, nightlife, and attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, and the Fox Theater. In September, the average high temperature is 82 degrees Fahrenheit with a low of 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Read more about Atlanta.
While you're attending the conference in Atlanta, you can…
- See the largest fish through the largest window in the largest aquarium at the Georgia Aquarium, where you can see tens of thousands of animals in more than 8 million gallons of water.
- Learn more about the story behind the world’s most recognizable soft drink brand at The World of Coca-Cola.
- Catch a game with one of Atlanta’s four professional sports teams with facilities downtown, so it’s game time all the time.
- Enjoy the cuisine of more than 700 Zagat-rated restaurants, 45 Wine Spectator awarding winning restaurants, 14 AAA four and five–diamond restaurant and DiRoNA Award Winners.
- Fly to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, the world’s busiest airport with nonstop service to 150 domestic and 95 international cities in 57 countries, or drive to Atlanta along I-20, I-75, I-85, and GA 400, with I-285 forming a beltway around the city.
A U.S. visitors (B-1) visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a port of entry and request admission into the United States from a U.S. immigration inspector. Begin your visa application process as early as possible as it could take several months to process.
The US-VISIT program is now in effect and applies to all visitors (with limited exceptions) holding non-immigrant visas, regardless of country of origin. Visitors will now have their two index fingers scanned and a digital photograph will be taken.
Visitors from Visa Waiver Program countries
For 35 countries in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens meeting the visa waiver criteria will not need a visa but they must have a machine-readable passport. In addition, as of Jan. 12, 2009, travelers visiting the United States from VWP countries must be approved for travel electronically prior to boarding a carrier to the United States. Travelers must fill out the forms online at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
Registration via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is intended to replace the I-94W paper form by collecting biographical information over the Internet from visitors from countries that participate in the VWP.
More information and ESTA form
ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda are required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an alien registration card, Form I-551, if applicable.
Find out more about the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.
For more information visit:
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of Homeland Security