Tours will be available to highlights of the Atlanta area, some are included in the conference registration, and others will be available for an additional fee. Please visit Conference Activities Page for scheduled conference tours.

Welcome to the City of Atlanta. Atlanta 's attractions are known the world over for its parks, sports teams, shopping, museums, and entertainment. The Greater Atlanta area is full of attractions for all ages. Rising from ashes after its Civil War-era torching, this vibrant Peach State capital gracefully blends cosmopolitan sophistication, high energy, and traditional southern hospitality. Atlanta has spent the last 135 years building what has been described as the Capital of the New South and the Next Great International City .

There are major art, science, nature, and archaeology museums, a vibrant theater community, an outstanding symphony, a well-regarded ballet company, opera, blues, jazz, Broadway musicals, a presidential library, Confederate and African-American heritage sites, and dozens of art galleries.

Add to that entertainment attractions such as Georgia 's Stone Mountain Park, a regional theme park, a botanical garden, and major league sports teams, and you have the ingredients for a family friendly city. The culinary spectrum ranges from grits and biscuits to caviar and sushi. Fried chicken and barbecue are available, but Atlanta also serves up Thai, Ethiopian, and Russian cuisine.

MARTA rapid-transit trains began running in 1979, and today most of Atlanta : city center and vast suburbs, is accessible by bus or subway.

Georgia Aquarioum
Georgia Aquarioum Interior
High Museum
High Museum Interior/new addition
(MODA) Museum of Design Atlanta
(MODA) Museum of Design Atlanta
Atlanta World of Coke
Atlanta World of Coke
MLK Memorial
MLK Memorial
Centenial Olympic Park Centenial Olympic Park
Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta Botanical Garden
Stone Mountain Stone Mountain
CNN Center CNN Center
Atlantic Station Atlantic Station
Cyclorama Fox Theatre, 1929



Atlantic Station Shopping
Atlanta Botanical Garden