Around the Authority

GWCCA’s women leaders share insights on leadership

Leadercast Women 2018, featuring an all-female slate of inspirational speakers including former President George W. Bush’s daughters Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, is creating a buzz of positivity on the Georgia World Congress Authority (GWCCA) campus today. Hosted at the Georgia World Congress Center’s Sidney Marcus Auditorium, several GWCCA team members are among the […]

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Guest Experience

Holiday safety tips for GWCCA campus guests

From hosting the Celebration Bowl to the annual Sweetwater 420 Fest to an Atlanta United victory parade, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) knows how to strut its stuff and put on the best events in Atlanta. Part of the success of hosting events like these is ensuring that we provide a safe and […]

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Facilities & Events

Meet the WISE women of Atlanta’s Super Bowl LIII

A new mural at the exterior base of Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS), part of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee’s “Off the Wall” initiative dedicated to Atlanta’s civil rights legacy and current social justice movements, depicts a young African-American girl flexing her muscles – a display of strength. Inside the state-of-the-art stadium on Wednesday evening a […]

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Guest Experience

Staying Alive: GWCCA debuts new CPR training kiosk

Not all superheroes wear capes. Some heroes are everyday individuals, who step in to help others when there’s an emergency. While you may not be faster than a speeding bullet or have the ability to scale skyscrapers with your web shooters, you can learn how to save a life the next time you visit the […]

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GWCCA military veterans reflect on service and leadership

With Veterans Day, an official United States holiday observed annually on Nov. 11, upon us again, unConventional sought out a few military veterans within the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) ranks to share their experiences. Shawn King, GWCCA Procurement Officer What was your division and position/rank? My last unit I served with was Weapons Company […]

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Widespread Panic, Isbell, Avett Bros. headline 2019’s SweetWater 420 Fest

***** UPDATE: Early bird passes are sold out ********** Stay calm, Widespread Panic is coming back to make more memories at Centennial Olympic Park. The venerable Athens-born jam band returns to headline Sweetwater 420 Fest’s 2019 lineup at the park in April, along with Grammy-winning Americana artist Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, popular folk-rock […]

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Facilities & Events

“Venom” in the underbelly of the GWCCA campus

Another classic Marvel character’s stand-alone feature flick is set to debut in theaters on Friday (Oct. 5), and there’s a Georgia World Congress Center Authority connection. “Venom” is the story of Eddie Brock (portrayed by Tom Hardy), who turns into an unwitting host for an alien symbiote and together they become the super-powered anti-hero Venom. […]

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Beloved Atlanta Ambassador Force member grateful for chance to retire

Well-liked Atlanta Ambassador Force Captain Renee Perdue Rucker wraps up 22 years of exceptional customer service today. A prominent figure throughout the Atlanta hospitality community, she’s been a fixture at pre-convention and safety meetings as well as various events at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown campus. “Renee has been a part of […]

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