Welcome to Atlanta

We are pleased to welcome ICED2018 attendees to the beautiful city of Atlanta!

City Skyline

Atlanta is THE metropolis in the South East of the United States, rich in multicultural history and modernity, and globally connected by the busiest airport in the world. The theme for ICED 2018 is “Institutional Change: Voices, Identities, Power, and Outcomes,” and Atlanta is home to many institutions, landmarks, and businesses that have participated globally in this vital dialogue. To experience everything that Atlanta has to offer, the program has 5 hours of excursion time built into Thursday afternoon before the conference banquet at the world-famous Georgia Aquarium that evening.

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Excursions and Attractions

Shuttles will leave the hotel beginning 5 hours before the start of the awards banquet at the Georgia Aquarium. Take advantage of this time to see some of downtown Atlanta's most famous landmarks. There's so much to see that we even recommend extending your stay after the conference ends on Friday to explore Atlanta through the weekend.

Georgia Aquarium Georgia Aquarium

Experience 10 million gallons of awe-inspiring wonders in more than 60 habitats at Georgia Aquarium, the second largest aquarium in the world. Housing thousands of animals, learn about whale sharks, sea lions, beluga whales, sea otters, and more. Plus enjoy the dolphin show and get up close with penguins during the daily Waddle Walk.

Center for Human Rights Center for Civil and Human Rights

A powerful and uplifting journey that provides an understanding of the role each person plays in helping protect the civil and human rights of all people. The Center hosts exhibitions that not only tell the history of the civil rights movement in the US, but how it relates to human rights struggles around the world. Stand face-to-face with global human rights champions. View items that changed history. 

World of Coke World of Coca-Cola

Learn the story behind the world’s most famous beverage brand at the museum showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company. See the vault containing the Secret Formula and a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process with the fully functional bottling line. Sample more than 100 beverages from around the globe. And get commemorative 8oz bottle of Coca-Cola to keep as a souvenir.

King Center The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

This National Historic Site is a uniquely powerful destination to learn, be inspired, and pay respects to Dr. King’s legacy. Embracing Dr. King’s philosophy and strategy of nonviolence to eliminate poverty, racism and violence, The King Center is determined to have a positive impact on the continuing struggle to fulfill his great dream for America and the world.


Atlanta CityPASS

Purchase an Atlanta CityPASS to maximize your site seeing while you are here for ICED2018. With the CityPASS, you get access to 6 area attractions for 9 days at 1 discounted price. How it works:

Atlanta City Pass

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We'll see you in Atlanta for ICED2018!