Atlanta, GA (March 5-9, 2017)

Atlanta Information

Local Attractions

Here are two key Atlanta cultural and historic sites that CIES 2017 attendees will not want to miss!


Atlanta’s Auburn neighborhood (15-20 minute walk from the hotel) is the birthplace of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The US Parks service operates a Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, which includes the Dr. King’s childhood home as well as his final resting place.  Also not to miss is the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
The importance of Atlanta to the civil rights movement in the US is underscored by the presence of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, a museum in downtown Atlanta close to the Centennial Olympic Park and other attractions.

For information on additional attractions of interest please check out the special CIES 2017 savings pass that the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau has prepared.

Restaurant Suggestions

The conference hotel features a number of dining options on level 3.  This includes the Collage and Fandangles restaurants, both of which will be open for breakfast and lunch (with sit-down and buffet option).  The walk-up Deli in the same area will also be open for coffee and sandwiches across the day.

There are many dining options very close to the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown (165 Courtland Street NE) [click here for google map restaurant search].  One block from the hotel, the Peachtree Center features two food courts with multiple restaurants, including Benihana, Au Bon Pain, and Caribou Coffee, as well as several sandwich and noodle shops.

More upscale dinner dining options can be found on Open Table Atlanta in the Downtown or nearby Mid-Town area — or in the convenient Inman Park or Buckhead Neighborhoods.