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

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