Atlanta

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Founded in 1837, Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.  Atlanta is home to a number of Fortune 500s.  They have found the combination of infrastructure in technology, housing, an educated labor force which includes many Veterans, and its famous Southern Hospitality an irresistible combination.  For information on the rich history of Atlanta, as well as current visitor information, please visit the Official Atlanta Tourism Guide.

Collage of Atlanta landmarks


Transportation

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the nation’s busiest and one of the world’s largest airports.  Atlanta has an array of transportation options that are easily and economically accessible to the Official Hotels.  The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), Atlanta’s public transportation system, is comprised of a robust bus and rail system that connects all parts of the city.  A single $2.50 fare covers one-way bus or train trips, including transfers.  Additionally, taxis, offer flat fare rates from the airport directly to the hotels, as well as metered service in the downtown area.  One of the great perks of downtown Atlanta is its walkability.  The GWCC is conveniently located within a three-block radius of your hotel.  NVSBE will provide complimentary shuttle service over the conference dates for all planned activities.  For more information, please visit the public transportation section of the Georgia World Congress Center web site.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport    Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority


Venue

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Boulevard, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is a massive 200-acre campus located in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  This 3.9 million square foot facility has 1.4 million square feet of prime exhibit space, 12 exhibit halls, 106 meeting rooms and 2 grand ballrooms.  It ranks among the top five largest convention destinations in the country.

The NVSBE will occupy Building B in its entirety, as well as conducting additional Learning Sessions in Building A.  The contained format will make it easy for attendees to go from session to session.  In addition, comfortable, informal networking areas, with charging stations as well as Wi-Fi capability, will be situated throughout our space.  This will enable you to continue to ACCESS potential business opportunities outside the formal sessions.  For more information about the GWCC, please visit their web site.

Georgia World Congress Center

Contact the Engagement Team at nvsbe@va.gov.