GWCCA’s last-minute gift guide for Father’s Day 2019

While there’s nothing wrong with a new pair of spiffy socks or a stylish new tie for the working dad, why not take your Father’s Day gift-giving up a notch? With the big day fast approaching – it’s this Sunday (June 16) – unConventional has compiled a last-minute Father’s Day gift guide, but these presents … Read More

Kent Kimes June 14,2019

GWCCA graduation ceremony tips for DeKalb County Schools

It’s that time again for caps, gowns, tassels, and rites of passage at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). We are excited to host the DeKalb County School District graduation ceremonies so get ready family, friends, and community. We will kick off the graduation season starting with Towers High School’s commencement ceremony on Tuesday (May … Read More

Troy Carbo May 21,2019

Mom-umental Mavama pods: GWCCA continues to create an inclusive space

This weekend marks a celebration of all mothers, the influential heroes of our society. Mother’s Day (May 12) honors motherhood and the impact of their maternal bonds, and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) recently became even more mom-friendly with the installation of new Mamava pods. Throughout their lifetime, mothers are often faced with … Read More

Ikram Omar May 11,2019

Five Questions with ONE Musicfest’s Jason Carter

Atlanta’s acclaimed ONE Musicfest has found a new home for its 10th anniversary – Centennial Olympic Park, on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s downtown Atlanta campus. The event – described as the Southeast’s largest annual urban progressive music festival – is set for Sept. 7-8 at the Park, and early bird tickets went on … Read More

Kent Kimes May 10,2019

Convenience is key: CVS Kiosks add to GWCCA guest experience

Imagine this scenario: You are at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) for a meeting, the keynote is about to start in five minutes and you realize you forgot to take your over-the-counter allergy medicine. Lucky for you, the GWCC has recently installed two new CVS store kiosks. These kiosks are located in Building A … Read More

Parker Hendricks May 8,2019

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week: honoring GWCCA’s unsung heroes

In the most difficult moments of our lives, there’s one phone number we call when we need help. And before the police officer gets to the scene or the fire truck comes to the rescue, there are a group of individuals answering those calls and making sure we get the aid we need. These emergency … Read More

Jaleesa Fears April 16,2019

2020 Final Four planning coming into focus on GWCCA championship campus

And then there were four – Auburn, Michigan State, Texas Tech, and Virginia were triumphant in their Elite Eight games over the weekend and are now off to the Final Four in Minneapolis.  The festivities begin on Friday (April 5) and culminate on Monday (April 8) with the Championship Game at U.S. Bank Stadium.  This … Read More

Erik Waldman April 3,2019

Parking 101: Pro tips for securing your spot on the GWCCA campus

With multiple events large, small – and in between – commonly overlapping on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus, the logistics of getting here should be part of any visitor’s plan. And if you’re driving, understanding your multiple parking options is key. The Red Deck, with seven levels and 2,041 parking … Read More

Kent Kimes March 20,2019

Meet the GWCCA’s first-ever paw patroller

Today (March 13) marks National K9 Veterans Day, a celebration designed to honor the commitment and sacrifices that military dogs, police dogs, border patrol dogs and all other canines have made for our nation. So as we recognize K9s country-wide, now is the perfect time to introduce the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) first … Read More

Ikram Omar March 13,2019

Futbol fever returns to GWCCA’s championship campus

When fans arrive at Sunday’s home opener for the Atlanta United they will notice several new changes for the 2019 season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority campus. The Five Stripes, who won the 2018 MLS Cup in the team’s second season of existence, welcome a new head coach in … Read More

Parker Hendricks March 8,2019

Be our guest: GWCCA welcomes Signia Hilton as hotel flagship

Imagine you’re downtown for the SEC Championship Game, and you’re gazing down at the magnificent Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) and the rest of the picturesque Atlanta skyline from your 25th-floor hotel suite. After a dip in the infinity pool and a quick spa treatment, you head out to the SEC FanFare in Building C of the … Read More

Kent Kimes February 22,2019

GWCCA’s Championship Campus: Super Bowl LIII by the numbers

It’s been two weeks since the day dubbed as “Mass Exodus Monday” when a record 101,999 passengers were screened at Atlanta’s airport on their way out of town after the Super Bowl. Widely hailed as a resounding success and further proof that Atlanta is the preeminent host city, Super Bowl LIII provided an opportunity for … Read More

Kent Kimes February 19,2019 New year, new look

If you’re reading this, by now you have noticed that our website received a makeover. After months of hard work and dedication, the new launched on Jan. 19, just in time for Super Bowl LIII. The reimagined digital platform is now a fully functional one-stop shop for customers and guests in search of Georgia … Read More

Jaleesa Fears February 5,2019

The 411 on 420 Fest’s daily schedule and daily tix

Attention Spreadheads: you knew Widespread Panic was headlining two days of the three-day Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park in April, but now we know which two. The venerable Athens jam band will close out the festival on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, performing two sets each night. The festival – set … Read More

Kent Kimes January 29,2019

Shop ’til you drop at NFL Shop(s) on GWCCA campus

Admit it, you’ve always wanted a Build-A-Bear stuffed animal sporting your favorite NFL team’s colors and logo. Football fans can customize their own Super Bowl/NFL-themed Build-A-Bear Workshop creations, and fill shopping bags with the largest selection of exclusive Super Bowl merchandise available anywhere, at the NFL Shop at Super Bowl at the Georgia World Congress … Read More

Kent Kimes January 28,2019