Getting to the hotel
We assume that most of our visitors from out of town will be arriving at Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson Airport and staying at or near the Marriott Residence Inn Downtown Atlanta.
From the airport, we recommend that you take a MARTA train, from the station inside the airport. (It’s $2.50 per ride, so purchase a Breeze card from the machine and put $5 on that to get you to the hotel and back.) Take the northbound train to the Peachtree Center stop, and from there walk one block south on Peachtree St. to the hotel, at 134 Peachtree St. (“RI” on this map, just south of Ellis St.). If you prefer an airport shuttle, you can meet one of those in the green lane outside the airport, where there should be one leaving about every 15 minutes.
Getting to the opening night screening
The first event of the conference is Thursday’s opening night screening at 6:30pm in Kopleff Auditorium (15 Gilmer St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303) on the Georgia State University campus. This is an easy walk from the Residence Inn, from the green pin to the red one on the map below. (The Creative Media Industries Institute, where panels take place the next day, is between these two, on the east side of Woodruff Park in the building formerly occupied by SunTrust Bank.)
MARTA trains can get you directly east, south, north, or west of the city, on a very straightforward and limited grid. Should you need to call a cab, we recommend Buckhead Safety Cab Company (404) 875-3777) or, of course, Uber, using that company’s phone app.
Visitors driving to campus should use G Deck to park on campus. There is a fee during the week (Thurs-Fri), somewhere around $6-8 for the whole day. On the weekends visitors can park for free. All visitors should use the Collins Street entrance, which can be accessed by taking Decatur Street and turning under the bridge by the sports arena entrance.