Summer should be a time when children are carefree and enjoy the bounty of the season. Unfortunately, it presents a significant food gap for many when free and reduced meals come to an end with the last day of school. Although many metro Atlanta school districts will be back in session in the coming weeks, […]Read More
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) 220-acre downtown Atlanta campus may not immediately conjure images of wall-crawling crime fighters, zombie-killing sheriffs and evil symbiotic alien life forms. But the GWCCA and its facilities have a viable connection to the world of comic books, superheroes, comic book-based cinema, and the burgeoning geek culture fan convention […]Read More
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 […]Read More
The Southeast’s largest Fourth of July fireworks display was even bigger Wednesday night. Capping off an evening of live entertainment featuring headliners After 7, Klymaxx and Dionne Farris with J Fly and Friends, the 14-and-a-half minute pyrotechnic spectacle lit up the night sky over the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus. Featuring […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Chick-fil-A is making sure that downtown Atlanta remains the epicenter of college football. The definitive interactive museum dedicated to collegiate gridiron glory has rebranded as the Chick- fil-A College Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF), a partnership symbolically christened today during a ceremony unveiling new signage featuring the fast food giant’s iconic red-and-white-logo. Officials from the […]Read More
Cheerleaders and cheer-families really like chicken tenders. That’s one of the many lessons learned in the successful inaugural year of Social Table, a spacious modern flexible eatery concept that officially opened inside the Georgia World Congress Center in February 2017. Social Table served it first customers during the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in […]Read More
Amid the glitz, glamour, pomp and circumstance of the 90th Academy Awards presented tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s downtown Atlanta campus will have a supporting role. That’s because Oscar-nominated action flick “Baby Driver” was filmed in part at the GWCCA’s Red Deck, Gold Deck and now-defunct Georgia […]Read More
Prior to landing a part-time concessions job at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in 1984, Mark Zimmerman didn’t know anything about conventions, meetings and trades shows – or even where the Congress Center was located. Thirty-plus years later, he went out on top, rising through the ranks in remarkable fashion, from a buffet line […]Read More
The green team scored the winning touchdown during this year’s Super Bowl. Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles’ uniforms sport a green hue and they did indeed lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the game, but the efforts in place to reduce the event’s environmental impact was a victory within itself. After taking heat […]Read More
Spring is just around the corner, and here at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus, that means an increase in visitors to our urban jewel, Centennial Olympic Park. Although the park is undergoing renovations (see more about that here), it is open for visitors throughout the spring and summer. GWCCA sales […]Read More
If you haven’t visited the GWCCA campus since the Georgia Dome implosion in November, you’re in for quite a surprise. Gone are the concrete, metals, fabrics and equipment of all types that served as the foundation for a venue that forever altered Atlanta’s and Georgia’s cultural, architectural, and economic landscape as well as created millions […]Read More
On a shelf overlooking Marc Vincent’s desk, there’s a row of hats emblazoned with the insignias of GEMA, NYPD, the 1996 Summer Olympics Police, Lenco Bearcat armored vehicles and the newest – GWCCA Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Vincent, who was recently appointed as the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s first-ever Emergency Preparedness Manager, is […]Read More
So far in this still-young calendar year, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus has served as production basecamp for the hit TV musical drama “Star,” and hosted performances by EDM (electronic dance music) chart-toppers Bassnectar and The Chainsmokers, hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar, rapper Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera, pop […]Read More
You might think the country’s greenest concentration of diverse event spaces and attractions is somewhere like environmentally-minded Seattle, proudly progressive New York City, Colorado or the high-tech San Francisco Bay Area. Surprise! It’s right here in Atlanta, featuring a roster of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified structures anchored by the Georgia World […]Read More
Many public school teachers are used to cramped faculty lounges, sitting on metal or wooden bleachers during pep rallies, sporting events and assemblies in multi-purpose venues, and scarfing down lukewarm meals in the cafeteria before racing back to their classrooms. Casey Bethel, an AP science teacher at New Manchester High School in Douglasville, Ga., never […]Read More
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