GWCCA Goes Blue for Healthcare and Frontline Workers

At 8 tonight, Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) will join together with many venues, bridges, and historic buildings across the country lighting national landmarks blue to honor frontline workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the #MakeItBlue campaign, GWCCA’s International Plaza, the Southern Company Amphitheater at Centennial Olympic Park, and … Read More

Jaleesa Fears April 9,2020

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 … Read More

Kent Kimes April 7,2020

Landmarks & Legacies: Zell Miller Conference Center

A public servant, best-selling author, educator, military veteran, and Fox News contributor, Zell Miller was a man of many hats. On the cusp of the two-year anniversary (March 23, 2018) of his death, this installment of Landmarks & Legacies looks at the origins of the Zell Miller Conference Center at the Georgia World Congress Center … Read More

Kent Kimes March 20,2020

Tuesday Talk: Getting revved up for Atlanta International Auto Show

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. One of the Georgia World Congress Center’s (GWCC) longest-running and most popular public events returns this week as the 38th annual Atlanta International Auto Show (AIAS) sets up … Read More

Kent Kimes February 25,2020

Landmarks & Legacies: GWCC’s Sidney J. Marcus Auditorium

Landmarks & Legacies is an occasional unConventional blog series exploring the various identifying and distinctive physical features of the GWCCA campus. Thirty-five years ago today, the Georgia World Congress Center’s (GWCC) largest auditorium took on the name of one of the convention center’s most ardent supporters. The 1,726-seat Sidney J. Marcus Auditorium in GWCC’s Building … Read More

Kent Kimes February 21,2020

Tuesday Talk: Finally, The Rock has come back to GWCCA

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. ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Last week Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his business partner Dany Garcia announced that their multi-faceted event Athleticon is coming to the … Read More

Kent Kimes February 18,2020

Landmarks & Legacies: Centennial Olympic Park Magnolia Tribute Garden

Landmarks & Legacies is an occasional unConventional blog series exploring the various identifying and distinctive physical features of the GWCCA campus. What do you give philanthropists as a thank you gift? For the people and organizations that donated $27 million to a capital renovation plan to reimagine Centennial Olympic Park, logoed tchotchkes didn’t seem appropriate. … Read More

Kent Kimes February 7,2020

Tuesday Talk: GWCC’s new $55 million exhibit hall open for business

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. With a snip of over-sized scissors, the Georgia World Congress Center’s (GWCC) brand new $55 million expansion exhibit hall made its official debut today (Jan. 28). On the … Read More

Kent Kimes January 28,2020

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 … Read More

Kent Kimes January 16,2020

Landmarks & Legacies: Whimsical mural spices up Centennial Olympic Park visitors center

Welcome to Landmarks & Legacies, a new unConventional series exploring many of the distinctive physical features, prominent landscapes, public art displays, historic monuments, and architectural idiosyncrasies of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) 220-plus acre downtown Atlanta campus. You may ask, why is there a giant stainless steel peach sculpture on the GWCCA’s East … Read More

Kent Kimes January 10,2020

Celebration Bowl builds on family tradition as Aggies three-peat

As a proud alumna of North Carolina A&T State University and a Greensboro, N.C, native, I wouldn’t have missed Saturday’s (Dec. 21) Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl for the world. The Celebration Bowl crowns a winner between the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). “The event’s mission is to provide the schools, alumni, fans, and … Read More

Ashley Gilmer December 23,2019

420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park adds to 2020 lineup

The Grammy Award-winning rock act Cage the Elephant has joined Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park as 2020 headliners while Gary Clark, Jr. was dropped from the lineup due to scheduling conflicts. Cage the Elephant is just one of several performing acts announced today bolstering the festival’s previously-revealed lineup that includes Phish frontman Trey … Read More

Kent Kimes December 12,2019

Tuesday Talk: T. Swift headlines free Final Four fest at Centennial Olympic Park

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. ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Taylor Swift is returning to the GWCCA campus for the third stint in five years as the NCAA announced late last week … Read More

Kent Kimes November 12,2019

Tuesday Talk: Sweetwater 420 Fest artists revealed, Cool Globes surround coolest stadium

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. Sweetwater 420 Fest is coming back to Centennial Olympic Park in 2020 with a double-dose of Phish frontman Trey Anastasio. Anastasio will perform at the three-day event with … Read More

Kent Kimes October 22,2019

Hoop Dreams: GWCCA campus serves as epicenter of summer basketball

The NCAA Division I, II, and III Men’s National Champions will be crowned on our championship campus in April as Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena host the NCAA Final Four but the hoops action is already heating up this summer in downtown Atlanta. Thousands of high school basketball players hoping to become the next … Read More

Parker Hendricks July 11,2019
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