The Venue

 

The Georgia International Convention Center will be the venue for the event. The spectacular GICC is Atlanta's best place for meetings and events and minutes away from Hartsfield-Jackson, Atlanta International Airport. It is just 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta which among other things, is home to Coca Cola, CNN and the world's largest Aquarium

First and foremost, if you have booked a hotel, please be sure to make a note of the hotel where you hold the reservation.  We have contracted with three hotels - all three are Marriott brand and hence there is a slight chance to get mixed up. The 3 hotels are:
 
Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway - If you are flying into Atlanta, take Sky Train from the airport to get to GICC. Look for signs to take Sky Train. This hotel is next to the GICC. (See details below)
SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway - If you are flying into Atlanta, take Sky Train from the airport to get to GICC. Look for signs to take Sky Train. This hotel is next to GICC. (See details below)
Atlanta Airport Marriott - If you are flying into Atlanta, you will take the complimentary Marriott shuttle from the Airport. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes and pick up is at Shuttle Boarding Zone 1 at Atlanta Airport. (More details below)
 
For Guests in Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway and SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway
From Atlanta Airport (known as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), you take the ATL SkyTrain.  After you pick up your checked luggage at the north or south baggage claim area, follow the overhead signs and hallway placards toward the Rental Car Center (The GICC station is en-route the Rental Car Center on the SkyTrain). Proceed out of the west end of the terminal under the covered walkway. Take the escalator up to the station and board the ATL SkyTrain for the free, short ride to the GICC station.
 
The hotels are located in the GICC campus – Once you get down at the GICC stop, follow signs from the SkyTrain station to your Hotel.
 

From Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway and SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotels to GICC: A few minutes’ walk.

See the below map for location of the 2 hotels with reference to GICC.



Contact Number for Marriott Atlanta Gateway Hotel:    (404)763-1544
Contact Number for SpringHill Suites Atlanta Gateway Hotel:   (770) 907-8880

For Guests booked in the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel:
From Atlanta Airport (known as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), Marriott provides complementary shuttle service to and from the airport. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes and pick up is at Shuttle Boarding Zone 1 at Atlanta Airport. You can also call the Hotel directly for information regarding the shuttle.
After you pick up your checked luggage at the north or south baggage claim area, follow the overhead signs to Ground Transportation. You’ll find signs for the Airport Marriott Hotel Shuttle. Please refer to: http://www.atlanta-airport.com/Passenger/GroundTransportation/Shuttles.aspx

From Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel to GICC:
The Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel is about 5-8 minutes away from GICC. The Sammelan committee has arranged for chartered bus transportation between the hotel and the venue.   It is less than 10 minutes ride.  The transportation service will be available throughout the day and night with higher frequencies in the morning and at night. Below is the schedule. The schedule is as follows:


 
Contact Number for Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel: (404)766-7900

 

Below is the picture of the GICC Floor plan showing the International ballroom partitioned into 3 rooms.

It also shows the two seminar rooms for Kids camp and the Exhibit Hall A for dining. The general event parking is on the north entrance and the two Hotels (Springhill suites and Marriott) is outside the South Entrance.