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Hotels within walking distance

The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

165 Courtland Street NE,
Atlanta GA 30303
Tel: 404.659.6500
Fax: 404.524.1259
Toll Free 1.800.325.3535

The Sheraton is closest to the conference venue.  100 rooms are available at a price of $109 plus tax.  Reservations at this rate can be made by CLICKING HERE.

Walking direction from the Sheraton to conference venue
Head south on Courtland St NE (follow one way traffic direction). The Student Center is 5 blocks from the Sheraton.

Walking direction from conference venue to the Sheraton
Head north on Courtland St NE (against one way traffic direction). The Sheraton is 5 blocks from the Student Center.

The Glenn Hotel

110 Marietta St NW Atlanta,
GA 30303

Walking direction between the Glenn Hotel to conference venue

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlantaa

181 Peachtree Street, N.E.,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 USA
Phone: (404) 659-0400

Walking direction between The Ritz-Carlton to conference venue

The Ellis hotell

176 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Reservations: (877) 702-1085
Telephone: (404) 602-0563
Main Fax: (404) 525-7872
Reservation Fax: (678) 651-2880

Walking direction between The Ellis hotel to conference venue


How to get theree

By Air

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson AirportMetropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), trains and busses and by interstate highways.  There are also car rental companies located inside the airport terminal.

On May 16th, the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal will open at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).   For more information about new international terminal please visit this web site..



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


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 FUR XV International Conference will be held in Student Center (33).  View an enlarged Campus Map, or download a PDF of the Campus Map.

Local Attractions

Attractions within a fifteen minute walk

Georgia Aquarium - the World’s Largest Aquarium.
World of Coca-Colaź - Take a virtual journey from the invention of Coca-Colaź
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



Atlanta has hundreds of restaurants featuring cuisines from all over the world.

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Important Deadlines

April 30, 2012:Paper Submission Deadline

May 15, 2012: Early Registration Deadline

June 15, 2012: Late Registration Deadline