An event designed for learning professionals & executives   •   Atlanta, GA
Conference February 12–14
Certificate Programs February 9–11
Expo February 12–13
Duke CE Leadership Experience February 12
Innovations in Training February 14 (pm)–15

Hotels & Venue

Training 2018 Conference & Expo
will take place at:

Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) Building A
285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591
Parking and Street Map

Duke CE Leadership Experience will take place at:
Ernst & Young (EY) Headquarters
Room:  14th Floor, 14.1031 A, B & C
55 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Approximate 15 minute walk from the Omni Hotel at CNN Center.

Georgia World Congress Center

Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC)

Hotel Reservations

Hotel rooms fill quickly, so book your room soon! Special room rates are available through January 14, 2018 or while supplies last through Connections Housing, our housing bureau.  Connections Housing is the only official hotel agency for your Training 2018 needs.**

How to Book Your Training 2018 Hotel Room through Connections Housing:


Use this link to book your hotel room online.  
If your selected dates do not allow you to book a room, email with the dates of your requested stay.

Phone:  Connections Housing at 800.262.9974 (toll free) or 404.842.0000 (International)
Fax: Connections Housing at 678.228.1920

Need to book more than 10 rooms?
Use our convenient 'Group Reservation Form' found here.

Government Per Diem rooms are available on a limited basis at this link (choose the 'Government' option in the 'Guest Type' box in the upper left of that page) or by calling Connections Housing at 800.262.9974 (toll free) or 404.842.0000 (International.) In order to be eligible for this rate, you must have valid government identification at check-in. Government rates are currently listed at the group rate. 2018 government rates will be confirmed in October of 2017 and an updated hotel acknowledgement letter will be emailed to you at that time.


Hotels shown are within walking distance to the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC).  No event shuttles are provided. (Do not call the Hotels directly. These rates are only available through Connections Housing.)

Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Park
267 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
Distance from GA World Congress Center: Across the Street
$199 single or double*

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
275 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Distance from GA World Congress Center: 2 blocks
$180 single or double*

Omni Hotel at CNN Center
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303
Distance from GA World Congress Center: Connected/Across the Street
$196 single or double*

Hotel Amenity Chart is available here.

* Rates shown above do not include tax and are available by contacting Connections Housing as shown above. (Do not call the hotels directly.) Additional guest charges may apply.

Connections Housing is the only approved, official housing vendor for the Training Conference. Unauthorized housing companies may be contacting you advertising cheaper rates and may imply or claim an affiliation with the Training Conference.  These unauthorized companies aggressively pursue attendees to book hotel rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. Unfortunately, some past attendees have fallen prey to these companies and have either been: relocated with little or no warning, lost their significant deposits, not received the guest room nor the hotel they thought they had booked. Reservations made through an agency other than Connections Housing will be at your own risk.  If you are contacted by another housing service trying to sell hotel rooms, please notify Training Conference Housing Management at before providing any company or personal, credit card or banking information.

Additional Travel Information


Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport makes visiting very convenient. More than 80 percent of the U.S. population is within a two-hour flight of Atlanta and with frequent direct flights getting to the city couldn’t be easier. With its close proximity to Downtown Atlanta, you’ll be at the Georgia World Congress Center  or your hotel in no time. Go here for airport ground transportation options or page down to 'Public Transportation' and 'Taxi' information below.


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SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel While in Atlanta, don't miss this fun attraction! Towering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park and just steps away from the Georgia World Congress Center, the SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area. Those looking for an even more enhanced experience will enjoy the VIP gondola boasting Ferrari leather seats, glass floor and a longer flight time. With its convenient location just steps from many of Atlanta's most popular attractions, SkyView Atlanta is the perfect complement to your downtown adventure. For more info visit

For more fun things to do in Atlanta see 50 Fun Things to do in Altanta

Atlanta Streetcar:  Attendees staying in the downtown area can board the Streetcar at one of the 12 stops along the route to get to restaurants, hotels and other local attractions, including Centennial Olympic Park.  Visit the streetcar website for fare, schedule, and safety information.  You’ll also find a list of things to see and do in Downtown Atlanta that are easily accessible from the Atlanta Streetcar.


The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC)  is centrally located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The convention center is easily accessible by car, train, bus or plane.

The GWCC is located in the convention corridor of downtown Atlanta, next to a multitude of restaurants and attractions. The center is easily accessible from both Interstate 20 and the Connector (Interstates 75/85). With Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Georgia World Congress Center is accessible by 80 percent of the American population in two hours or less. The GWCC campus is served by two MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) stations.

Driving to the Conference? A Georgia World Congress Center Campus map with an overview of the facility and local streets can be found here.


For information on Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) parking information including rates and directions go here. Note that Training 2018 will be held in Building 'A' of the Geogria World Congress Center.

Public Transportation (MARTA)

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is Atlanta’s public transportation system comprised of a bus and rail system that connects all parts of Atlanta. A single $2.50 fare covers one-way bus or train trips, including transfers.

For many events on the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) campus, parking is at a premium and MARTA is the fastest and easiest way to arrive. This is especially true for Georgia Dome events, where MARTA is highly recommended.

The GWCC (and our Training 2018 event is Building A) is MARTA accessible by using the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station (W-1) or the Vine City Station (W-2)

If you are coming from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, MARTA has a rail station located at the north end of the airport, near baggage claim. This service offers the quickest and least expensive way to get to and from the airport to downtown Atlanta. For more information on MARTA, visit


Atlanta has more than 1,500 taxis available to take attendees to and from their hotel throughout Atlanta. With preset rates for trips to and from the airport and within Downtown and Midtown, taxis provide an economical mode of transportation.

Flat Rate Fees from/to the Airport**

Downtown $30.00
Buckhead $40.00
Midtown $32.00

Flat Rate Fees Within Downtown and Midtown

Fares originating from a business and concluding at a business within the zone of Downtown or Midtown have a rate of $8.00 for one person.

**There is a $2.00 charge for each additional person.

Parking, MARTA and Taxi rate ranges are current as of May 2017.

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