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GWCCA honors the proud history of Black Greek-Lettered Organizations

African-American Black Greek-lettered Organizations (BGLOs) began more so out of purpose than trend. They were formed to unite like-minded black collegiate students with the common goal of self-betterment and service to their respective communities. Collectively, they are referred to as the Divine Nine and are members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Phi Alpha was […]

Team Training

Radio Communications, Incident Responses, and Notifications Bathroom Sanitation and Cleaning Tutorial

Big Night Out recap: Live music safely returns to Centennial Olympic Park

Live music emphatically returned to Centennial Olympic Park the weekend of Oct. 23-25 with Big Night Out, downtown Atlanta’s first socially distanced concert series. Each night, attendees experienced a concert like they have never seen before in 4- and 6-person private pods. Friday night kicked off with Moon Taxi and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, followed […]

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Tuesday Talk: GWCC’s new exhibit hall wins industry award

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. While the Georgia World Congress Center’s (GWCC) new $55 million expansion exhibit hall is already a hit with customers, the project is also earning construction industry respect. Exhibit […]

GWCCA’s Frank Poe: Leader, Mentor, Motivator, Icon

Frank Poe had it mapped out – he was going to be a history teacher.  Instead, he’s making history within the convention, sports and events industry – while continually teaching, leading and inspiring his staff and earning the adulation of his peers.  “He’s an icon within the industry,” said Al Rojas, General Manager of the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, Miss. Rojas worked […]

Trailblazers: Women leaders making their mark at GWCCA

Like the business side of sports and the landscape of national politics, women are also changing the fabric of public assembly facilities – and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) is a leading force. According to the Atlanta-based Castell Project, a non-profit focused on increasing diversity in hospitality industry leadership, men are 10 times […]

Creating a Championship Campus

By Joe Bocherer, Chief Commercial Officer, Georgia World Congress Center Authority  The Georgia World Congress Center Authority continues to gain momentum in 2020 with several game-changing projects. Designed with current and future customers in mind, we will continue to transform our downtown Atlanta campus into one that is unrivaled in North America. We are creating […]

GWCCA Coronavirus Statement

The Tip-off: Final Four fever heating up on GWCCA campus

We don’t yet know what quartet of college and university teams will be represented here, but many of the other pieces of a fantastic NCAA Men’s Final Four are coming together. And the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus will be the epicenter of Final Four activity. Welcome to The Tip-off, a […]

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2019 resolutions reinforce GWCCA’s vision

Cheers to the new year. The start of a new year is always a great time to reevaluate, refresh, and refocus on goals. So as we all strategize and prioritize for 2019, it’s a good time to share some of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) organizational resolutions and goals. Below are just a […]

Centennial Olympic Park temporary closure

AHR Expo: Jan. 14-16

Progressive Atlanta Boat Show: Jan. 10-13

Focal Point: Annual Report Digital Extras

From page 13: Meet GWCCA Lead Guest Services Specialist John Scott. From page 15: A timeline animation of the Georgia World Congress Center’s expansion project. From page 16: 2020 Vision update showing evolution of GWCCA campus. From page 19: Meet GWCCA Sales Manager Lidija Ahmetovic who focuses on booking business at the Savannah Convention Center.

Jurassic Quest: Dec. 7-9

American Heart Association and Northside Hospital unveil metro-area’s third CPR training kiosk at Georgia World Congress Center

  ATLANTA  – (November 29, 2018) – To save more lives from cardiac arrest, the American Heart Association (AHA) operates Hands-Only CPR kiosks in high-traffic places, such as airports, museums, and other locations to teach the general public how easy it is to learn this lifesaving skill.  Through the support of sponsor Northside Hospital, the […]

American Heart Association and Northside Hospital unveil metro-area's third CPR training kiosk at Georgia World Congress Center

  ATLANTA  – (November 29, 2018) – To save more lives from cardiac arrest, the American Heart Association (AHA) operates Hands-Only CPR kiosks in high-traffic places, such as airports, museums, and other locations to teach the general public how easy it is to learn this lifesaving skill.  Through the support of sponsor Northside Hospital, the […]

Cheersport Atlanta Grand Championship: Dec. 2

Holiday decorating and programming update

Dreamhack: Nov. 16-18

WIDESPREAD PANIC, THE AVETT BROTHERS & JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT TO HEADLINE SWEETWATER 420 FEST 2019

ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2018 –SweetWater 420 Fest announces Widespread Panic (four sets, two nights), The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Rebelution, Moon Taxi, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, Turkuaz, Knower and many more artists will perform at the 15th SweetWater 420 Fest April 19-21, 2019 […]

WIDESPREAD PANIC, THE AVETT BROTHERS & JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT TO HEADLINE SWEETWATER 420 FEST 2019

ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2018 –SweetWater 420 Fest announces Widespread Panic (four sets, two nights), The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Rebelution, Moon Taxi, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, Turkuaz, Knower and many more artists will perform at the 15th SweetWater 420 Fest April 19-21, 2019 […]

SCTE-ISBE Cable Tec Expo: Oct 22-25

Battle of the Dancelines: Oct. 21

Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting: Oct. 17-20

Cyber Security Atlanta: Oct. 17-18

Event List

Georgia Dome joins iconic sites in Georgia with Business History Initiatiave historical marker

Atlanta, Ga., September 6, 2018 – Atlanta’s iconic Georgia Dome today became the newest member of the Georgia Historical Society’s Business History Initiative (BHI) with the addition of a historical marker at the former site of the Georgia Dome, now The Home Depot Back Yard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “GHS is excited to highlight the huge role […]

International Woodworking Fair Photo Gallery

Aug. 22-25, 2018, Georgia World Congress Center

Temporary Street Closure: Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW

Engraved bricks update

V-103 Car & Bike Show Photo Gallery

July 14, 2018, Georgia World Congress Center, Building B

V-103 Car & Bike Show Photo Gallery

July 14, 2018, Georgia World Congress Center, Building B

Atlanta Comic Con Photo Gallery

July 13-15, 2018, Georgia World Congress Center, Building C

SEC Summerfest at Centennial Olympic Park gets fans primed for pigskin season

College football fans will get a nice break from the dog days of summer when SEC Media Days kick off at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame and Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center next week. The event gets a jumpstart on Sunday (July 15) with the inaugural SEC Football Kickoff Summerfest presented by […]

From mountains to ocean, GWCC carpet project represents Peach State

Want beaches? Georgia has 100 miles of coastline. Mountains? We’ve got those too, from iconic Stone Mountain to Brasstown Bald, the highest point of elevation in the state. Trees? Georgia has roughly 250 species. Designed to visually capture this diverse topography, the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is in the midst of a massive, approximately […]

Fourth of July Celebration Photo Gallery

July 4, 2018, International Plaza

Hands-free driving law now in effect in Georgia

R&B group After 7 headlines Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s July 4 Celebration

(ATLANTA – June 15, 2018) The Georgia World Congress Center Authority is pleased to announce that R&B vocal group After 7 will headline this year’s Fourth of July celebration. The group features Kevon Edmonds and Melvin Edmonds and Keith Mitchell. The Edmonds brothers are the siblings of R&B singer-songwriter-producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. After 7 is […]

R&B group After 7 headlines Georgia World Congress Center Authority's July 4 Celebration

(ATLANTA – June 15, 2018) The Georgia World Congress Center Authority is pleased to announce that R&B vocal group After 7 will headline this year’s Fourth of July celebration. The group features Kevon Edmonds and Melvin Edmonds and Keith Mitchell. The Edmonds brothers are the siblings of R&B singer-songwriter-producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. After 7 is […]

Graduations at the GWCCA – Need to Know

SweetWater 420 Fest Photo Gallery

April 20-22, 2018, Centennial Olympic Park

Campus Improvements map

High Impact Weekend: More than 100,000 visitors expected on GWCCA campus

PARK UPDATE: Pedestrians will be re-routed around Phase I park construction fencing

Georgia Bridal & Wedding Expo Photo Gallery

Georgia Bridal & Wedding Expo Photo Gallery

Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show Photo Gallery