Talking turkey: GWCCA executive chef dishes expert carving tips

Nothing screams Thanksgiving like a succulent, well-presented turkey on the dinner table.  You have labored, read all the cooking blogs, stayed up late nights shopping at grocery stores and cooked all day just to get to this point. You finally made it! It is time for you and your guests to reach for your phones … Read More

Chef Billy Velasquez November 18,2019

Tuesday Talk: Symphonic sounds 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. What could be better than sweet symphonic sounds underneath the stars in the open autumn air of downtown Atlanta’s crown jewel? How about free? The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra … Read More

Kent Kimes September 24,2019

National Indoor Plant Week: Meet the GWCCA’s Plant Lady

Around the corridors, office spaces and massive concourses inside the facilities that make up the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta complex, Mashid Irvani is widely known as “The Plant Lady.” Irvani, an interior plant specialist for The Garden Design Group, is, in fact, THE Plant Lady, by trade and in spirit. In … Read More

Kent Kimes September 20,2019

National Tailgating Day: Home Depot Backyard is the place for pre-gaming

Football season is here and The Home Depot Backyard is your one-stop destination for pregame festivities before Atlanta Falcons games all season long. In honor of National Tailgating Day (Saturday, Sept. 7), unConventional checked in with The Home Depot Backyard, a beautiful, 11-acre green space that is situated on the site of the former Georgia Dome … Read More

Parker Hendricks September 6,2019

Everything you need to know about ONE Musicfest at Centennial Olympic Park

You may have been to ONE Musicfest before, but you haven’t been to ONE Musicfest at Centennial Olympic Park. It’s the festival’s 10th anniversary, but the first time being staged at downtown Atlanta’s crown jewel and ultimate outdoor concert venue. Stay calm, unConventional has you covered with this know-before-you-go guide to the Southeast’s largest two-day … Read More

Kent Kimes September 5,2019

Parents’ guide to Jurassic Quest at the GWCC

One of my favorite shows we host at Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) makes its (pre)historic return this weekend (Aug. 23-25). Jurassic Quest, America’s largest and most realistic dinosaur event, takes attendees of all ages inside the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic periods to experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of … Read More

Holly Richmond August 21,2019

Are you ready for some football? 2019 season ready to kick off on GWCCA campus

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) Championship Campus featuring Atlanta’s premier pigskin palace is preparing for the annual rites of passage known as football ahead of the Atlanta Falcons home preseason debut on Thursday (Aug. 15).  August will be chock full of hard-hitting gridiron action as Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) begins its third full season. … Read More

Parker Hendricks August 14,2019

Tips for navigating APS’ Back-to-School Bash at the GWCC

With summer coming to a close, it’s time again for supply lists, new backpacks, and physical exams. While many metro-area school districts are already in session, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) head back into the classroom on Monday (Aug. 12), and to get students and parents ready, APS is once again hosting its Back-to-School Bash on … Read More

Ikram Omar August 9,2019

Retooled Centennial Olympic Park visitor center now open

Meet the new Visitor Information Center at Centennial Olympic Park. Now open, the refreshed space located near the popular Fountain of Rings is a collaboration between the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) and Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB). The discerning eye may notice the swirling, circular Atlanta logo (that’s ACVB’s) on the building … Read More

Jennifer Tinker July 10,2019

Tuesday Talk: Q-and-A with DJ Yvonne Monet

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. If you listened to Atlanta radio in the early-to-mid-’90s or hit the city’s club scene during that time, you’ve probably busted a move to tunes spun by Yvonne … Read More

Kent Kimes July 2,2019

GWCCA salutes 2019 Social Media Day

Happy National Social Media Day! Social Media Day is celebrated on June 30 every year, founded in 2010 by global, multi-platform media and entertainment company Mashable. This day is set aside to honor the existence and influence of social media in our daily lives. At the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), we use social … Read More

Parker Hendricks June 30,2019

Rediscover Centennial Olympic Park: A guided tour of Quilt Plazas and Water Gardens

Let’s take a walk. We are going to explore an area of Centennial Olympic Park’s most distinctive features, the Quilt Plazas and Water Gardens. Located along the east border of the Park, the five 60-feet-by-60-feet plazas tell the impressive story of Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Games. A cascading series of beautifully landscaped water features weave together … Read More

Jennifer Tinker June 28,2019

Tuesday Talk: Peachtree Road Race history; Uncle Luke’s a-coming

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 Atlanta’s most-enduring Fourth of July traditions – the Peachtree Road Race – is a little more than a week away, but you can get a crash … Read More

Kent Kimes June 25,2019

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