Travel and Lodging

Travel

The Georgia Institute of Technology is located in Atlanta, Georgia USA.  Atlanta is a major regional transit hub, and can be accessed by plane, train, bus, and automobile.  (We don’t recommend riding a bicycle to Atlanta: Midtown traffic can be pretty wild!)  Atlanta is a sprawling metropolis, divided into neighborhoods: Georgia Tech is located in Midtown, spanning the Downtown Connector, with fine dining and entertainment located along a north-south corridor just east of the Connector.

Fly in to Hartfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). Major domestic carriers using ATL as their hub include: Delta, Southwest / AirTran, United, US Airways, and other carriers.  International carriers include Lufthansa, KLM, British Airways, Air Canada, Air France, and others.  For a full list, please visit this site: http://www.atlanta-airport.com/Passenger/Airlines/.  The airport is connected to the city via highway and also by MARTA trains.  If you fly in to ATL and stay in the Georgia Tech Hotel, you can take the subway to the Midtown Station (direct from the airport on the North-South lines, Red or Gold) and either walk 5 blocks south, take a cab, or wait for one of the Tech Trolley buses to take you to the hotel.

Drive to Atlanta using one of the major interstates: I-20, I-75, and I-85 all converge in the city.  Atlanta is a commuter city and consequently sees a lot of traffic.  Parking spaces are fiercely contested, especially in Midtown near campus: we recommend that you take advantage of the Georgia Tech Hotel’s parking garage (details at the hotel web site) and either walk, take Georgia Tech’s shuttles, or utilize the resources of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) subway trains and buses.

Despite an enthusiastic car culture, the area around campus is actually very pedestrian friendly.  Just look up “Georgia Tech” in Google Maps, and you’ll see that we have lots of access from other parts of the city.

Lodging

The Georgia Tech Hotel, www.gatechhotel.com, will be the official conference hotel.  It is located at 800 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, which is right on the corner of Fifth and Spring, and a few blocks away from the Stephen Hall Building, where most of the Conference events will be held.  The Conference has obtained a block of rooms at the Georgia Tech Hotel, available from 23-26 October 2014, at the following rates:

SINGLE: $119

DOUBLE: $119

TRIPLE: $129

QUAD: $139

ADDITIONAL PERSON: $10

SUITES: $239

The cut-off date for the group rate is Thursday, 25 September 2014.  After this date, any unused rooms remaining in our room block will be released and the hotel will attempt to resell them.

Both non-smoking King and Two Queen bedding accommodations have been blocked for our  group.  Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking.  For any other requests or inquiries, please enter your questions within the appropriate request boxes during the reservations process or call the hotel directly at telephone number (800) 706-2899 or (404) 838-2100.  Reference the “Medieval Conference” room block and the dates of the block (23-26 October).

REMINDER: THE BOOKING DEADLINE IS 25 SEPTEMBER 2014.

For any additional nights needed before or after the posted group dates, please contact the hotel directly at (800) 706-2899 to check availability.

Parking: For those attendees driving to the hotel, overnight parking is $15 per night. (For unlimited in and out access to the garage, an $18 pass is available.)

Food Sensitivities and Dietary Concerns

For attendees with food sensitivities and dietary concerns or restrictions, we are posting our contracted menus:

Box lunches:

Each boxed lunch contains a sandwich (selection below), potato chips, pickle spear, and a dessert. Boxed lunches are included in the cost of registration.

Sandwich selections: ham; turkey; chicken salad; spinach veggie wrap; spinach veggie wrap w/Asiago cheese.

Dessert selection: fudge nut brownie; cookie (select one): chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia nut; cranberry walnut oatmeal; peanut butter.

Conference Banquet:

The Conference banquet will be served buffet style. A banquet ticket must be purchased separately (cost: $40) during the registration process.

Salads: Caesar salad with herb croutons, Kalamata olives, fresh grated Parmesan cheese; antipasto salad; Tuscan bean salad; sliced vine-ripened tomatoes with fresh mozzarella cheese, balsamic and basil oil

Entrees: Rigatoni Bolognese; grilled seafood catch with tomatoes, capers, and olives; herb-crusted chicken breast with three pepper ragout

Sides (suitable for vegetarian entrees): roasted orzo rice pilaf; grilled Italian-style vegetables

Breads: focaccia rolls; garlic bread

Desserts: tiramisu; amaretto cake; cannoli; toscanella

Please write to medievalisms@lmc.gatech.edu if you have dietary concerns, allergies, or sensitivities that this information does not address.