There are numerous hotels in downtown Atlanta to reserve accommodation, though we have a room-block from March 6 to March 10 at Home2Suites by Hilton Atlanta Downtown.

Home2 Suites:87 Walton St (entrance on Cone St)

Conference: GSU Knowles Conference Center- 85 Park PL


  • Turn right after exiting the hotel.
  • Walk along Cone Street two blocks to Luckie St.
  • Turn right on Luckie St.
  • Walk three block and turn left on Peachtree St.
  • Walk two block on Peachtree St and turn Right on John Wesley Dobbs Ave
  • Turn immediately at the next right on Park Pl- GSU Law School will be on the left.

On the North and South line, travel to the Peachtree Center Station on the North/South rapid rail line. Look for the Ellis Street exit in the station. Go up those escalators then take the Peachtree Street West exit out of the station. Turn right. The college is less than a block from the station at the corner of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue and Park Place, next door to the Georgia-Pacific Center.

On East/West line, travel to Five Points:

A. Either transfer to north/south and follow instructions from Peachtree Center

B. Exit at Five Points-

a. Peachtree St Exit.

b. Turn left and walk down Peachtree st (one block)

c. Turn right onto Edgewood (Walgreens at corner, park on other side)

d. Turn left onto Park Pl and walk to 85 Park Pl (about two blocks).

From the North
Take Interstate 75/85 southbound to Exit 249A (Courtland Street) and follow the exit ramp to the right onto Courtland Street. Continue along Courtland Street for .5 miles and turn left onto Auditorium Place (Courtland curves to the right at Edgewood Avenue. Auditorium Place is immediately on the left after this curve). Turn right into the first Deck M driveway for visitor parking.

From the East
Take Interstate 20 westbound to Exit 58A (Capitol Avenue / Downtown) and continue for .6 miles. Turn right onto Capitol Avenue and continue for .2 miles. After passing the Capitol on the left, Capitol Avenue turns into Piedmont Avenue. Continue straight on Piedmont Avenue for .4 miles and turn left onto Auditorium Place (which is the next street after Gilmer Street). Turn left into the first Deck M driveway for visitor parking (indicated by a red visitor parking sign).

From the West
Take Interstate 20 eastbound toward Atlanta and merge onto Interstate 75/85 northbound via Exit 57 toward Chattanooga/Greenville. Continue on 75/85 for 1.4 miles and then take Exit 248B (Edgewood Avenue/Auburn Avenue /J.W. Dobbs Avenue) and continue for .2 miles. Turn left onto Edgewood Avenue and continue for .3 miles. Turn left onto Courtland Street and take an immediate left onto Auditorium Place. Turn right into the first Deck M driveway for visitor.


Exit Deck M onto Gilmer Street, head northwest (up) Gilmer Street SE and walk to Edgewood Avenue (about 0.2 miles). Turn left on to Edgewood Avenue (about 300 feet) and walk to Equitable Place NE (about 400 feet) then turn left onto Auburn Avenue NE (about 98 feet) then turn right onto Park Place NE. The college will be on your right. If you reach the Georgia-Pacific Center, you have gone too far.

1. MARTA (public transit system)

  • Head to baggage claim and follow signs for MARTA
  • Take Red or Gold line North (North Springs or Doraville) to Peachtree Center
  • Exit the train and follow the signs to the Ellis Street/Peachtree West exit, which is near the public library
  • At street level, walk straight ahead to enter Forsyth Street
  • Walk two block to Popular stree, turn right.
  • Turn left on Cone St- hotel will be on left.

2. Taxi Services

Readily available outside the Atlanta Airport terminals, the cabs are metered, with set fees for journeys to the central business district. Please note that due to state law, taxicabs are obliged to collect sales tax on all fares.

3.  Rideshare (Lyft or Uber)

  • International: can pick up curbside, outside of baggage claim
  • Domestic terminal:
    • South-side pick up (Delta)
      • Walk from Plane Train escalators to South baggage claim
      • Take escalator adjacent to door S5 to lower level
      • Exit building through door LS2
      • Cross roadway to parking deck
      • Slight right turn around stairwell
      • Slight left turn and follow marked path
      • Slight right turn to arrive at pick-up location
    • North pick-up location (non-delta airlines)
      • Walk from Plane Train escalators to North baggage claim
      • Take escalator adjacent to doors N2 or N5 to lower level
      • Exit building via doors LN1 or LN2
      • Cross roadway to parking deck
      • Follow marked path through parking deck
      • Arrive at pick-up location


Contact urban@gsu.edu for visa invitation letter