Local Information

How to get there
By Air
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) is easily accessible from many international airports.  The airport is located 10 miles south of downtown Atlanta.  It is accessible via local Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), trains and busses and by interstate highways.  There are also car rental companies located inside the airport terminal.
The AMTRAK station is located at 1688 Peachtree Street, NW. For more information visit their Web site or call the local station information line 404.881.3062.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides rail services on two lines: South-North and East-West lines.  Both lines will stop at Five Points Station which is the closet station to venue.  Both conference hotels (the Westin and the Holiday Inn) are within a five minute walk from Peachtree Center station (South-North line). MARTA airport station is located (South-North line) at the north end of the airport, near baggage claim, and the train ride to downtown takes about 20 minutes.  For more information on MARTA please visit http://www.itsmarta.com
By Car
Atlanta is the meeting point for three major interstate highways. Follow these directions to get to Georgia State University from almost anywhere. You may also want to check out the campus map.  Visitors can park at G Deck. Parking fee for visitors is $6.00 per entry.

From I-75/85 Northbound
Exit #246 (Central Avenue/Fulton Street). Follow the signs to Fulton Street. At the light at the end of the ramp, turn right on Fulton. At the next light, turn left on Capitol Avenue. After crossing MLK Jr. Drive, Capitol Avenue becomes Piedmont Avenue and passes through campus.

From I-75/85 Southbound
Exit #249A (Courtland Street/Georgia State University) is a one-way street that leads to the campus.

From I-20 Eastbound
Exit #56B (Windsor/Spring Street), go straight to the third traffic light. Take a left on Central Avenue, which leads to the campus.

From I-20 Westbound
Exit #58A (Capitol Avenue) and turn right at the light. Stay on Capitol Avenue, which changes into Piedmont Avenue and leads to the campus.


Conference Venue

The 2006 International Meetings of the Economic Science Association will be held in Helen M. Aderhold Learning Center (15).  View an enlarged Campus Map, or download a PDF of the Campus Map.

Directions to the Helen M. Aderhold Learning Center (blue) and Commerce Club (green) from conference hotels.

Local Attractions
Attractions within a fifteen minute walk
Georgia Aquarium - the World’s Largest Aquarium.
World of Coca-Cola® - Take a virtual journey from the invention of Coca-Cola®
Underground Atlanta -
unique shopping, dining, history and entertainment.
Centennial Olympic Park -
the world's gathering place during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
CNN Center - experience world news live on the CNN studio tour
Philips Arena -
check out events and ticketing
Georgia Dome - check out events and ticketing
Attractions within a fifteen minute walk from MARTA stations
Atlanta Civic Center - Civic Center Station (N2)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Arts Center Station (N5)
Center for Puppetry Arts - Arts Center Station (N5)
Fox Theater - North Avenue Station (N3)
Herndon Home - Vine City Station (W2)
High Museum of Art - Arts Center Station (N5)
Margaret Mitchell House - Midtown Marta Station (N4)
Woodruff Arts Center - Arts Center Station (N5)
Oakland Cemetery - King Memorial Station (E2)
Attractions within a fifteen minute drive

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