Check out the Call for Proposals
Registration is not available yet, but the costs are listed below to allow participants to make plans and request funding, if available. On-time regsitration will last until Jan 22, after which late registration fees will apply.
Note: Scholarships are available from the SWCA for students and professionals presenting at the conference.
On-Time Registration Costs
Late Registration Costs
Registration after Jan 22 will be considered late and will incur additional fees. Registration will remain open until and during the conference.
Note: The hotel is also serving as the main conference site.
The Courtyard Decatur is 16 miles northeast of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is one of the world’s busiest airports and offers flights to 200+ domestic and international destinations. The airport can be overwhelming for the first-time visitor, but signage is generally helpful. For your return flight from Atlanta, you are advised to arrive well ahead of time as lines at check-in and security can be very long. Most major rental car companies have a location at the airport.
MARTA (see below) has a rail station directly accessed from the baggage claim area, and rail/bus fare is $2.50 for a one-way trip to downtown Decatur (plus $1 for a ticket or $2 for a reloadable card). Taxis and ride shares from the airport to downtown Decatur typically cost around $40 per person, although cost may vary.
The conference hotel does not provide an airport shuttle.
MARTA is Atlanta’s bus and rail service. The Courtyard Decatur is 0.2 miles from the Decatur MARTA Station, from where you can take the subway to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (and other destinations). To take the MARTA train to the Decatur Station from the airport, you can board either the red or gold line heading north to Five Points Station, then transfer to the blue line heading east to Decatur Station.
Please check the website for the schedule, but note that trains may not always arrive on time: https://www.itsmarta.com/train-stations-and-schedules.aspx.
The Number 36 Bus operates between Midtown and Decatur: https://www.itsmarta.com/36.aspx.
The hotel has a parking garage. Car traffic in downtown Decatur is generally not heavy, but please remember that driving here from the airport, for example, will involve driving on busy interstates. I-75/I-85, I-20, and I-285 can all get clogged up, even outside of rush hour.
While free parking is usually available at shopping centers and other places, you will have to pay for parking in parts of Decatur (https://www.decaturga.com/cd/page/parking) and in popular locations in Atlanta. At Emory University, you can park for free in several parking garages in the evening and on weekends; fees apply Monday-Friday 7am-5pm: https://transportation.emory.edu/visitor-parking.
There is a free Emory-run shuttle from the Decatur MARTA Station to Emory University: https://transportation.emory.edu/shuttles (select the CCTMA shuttle).Downtown Decatur is very walkable and features many sidewalks. There are bike lanes on some major streets in Decatur, and PATH trails can take you to Stone Mountain and other attractions. Visit the website for trails and maps: https://www.pathfoundation.org/metro-atlanta-path-trails. For runners, we recommend the PATH trails, the Beltline, and Decatur’s Legacy Park (a cross-country route): https://decaturlegacypark.com/.