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If you have any questions about the content or organization of this event, contact Nina L. Glisson at (803) 777-8158 or

For registration questions please contact Jennie Duval at (803)777-3799 or

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Travel Information

Conference Venue

Conference Venue and Accommodations:
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Room Rate: $189 single / double occupancy plus tax
Hotel Reservation Deadline: January 18, 2017
Reservations Toll Free: (800) 228-9290

Click Here for online reservations

Make your reservations early. The conference rate is available through January 18, 2017; however, the room block may fill prior to this date. Once the room block is filled, reservations are accepted on a space available basis and may not be available at the conference rate.

Parking: Off - site parking is available at a rate of $25 per day or $4 per hour and valet parking is available at a rate of $35 per day - both offered with in and out privileges. Valet daily rate is $40 per day for oversized vehicles.

Airport Transportation: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – for more information visit

Airport Phone: +1 800-897-1910

Alternate Transportation:

A-National Limousine Service (sedans) - $60 one way

Bus service - $16.50 one way

Subway service - $2.50 one way

Estimated taxi fare - $32 one way

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