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Highlights for AOM Annual Meeting Attendees
If you've never been to Atlanta, you're in for a treat! This major metropolitan U.S. city is recognized by its distinctive neighborhoods, which includes Downtown Atlanta, the location of the Annual Meeting. During your visit, you'll be able to utilize public transportation to get around the city and explore its world-class cultural and historical attractions, thriving food scene, and vibrant nightlife.

This guide will help you plan your trip.

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What To Do Near Your Hotel:

Recommendations for your free time. Or, click here for a list of the top 50 things to do in Atlanta!
5-10 minute walk:
Centennial Olympic Park
World of Coca Cola
Children's Museum of Atlanta
10-15 minute walk:
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Georgia Aquarium
CNN Studio Tours
AIA Atlanta Historic Downtown Architecture Tour
Self-guided, via Geotourist app
Start at Candler Building, 127 Peachtree Street NE
Electric Car Tour of Atlanta Atlanta Botanical Garden  
Downtown Atlanta is extremely safe. However, should you ever feel uncomfortable, please feel free to reach out to the Ambassador Force. Each of us is in direct radio contact with the Atlanta Police Department, and we're happy to escort you to your vehicle, hotel or other Downtown destination. Don't hesitate to ask. 404-215-9600.

Save The Date:

During your down time, check out these events happening in Atlanta.
For Sports Fans:
Atlanta Braves Baseball
Home games against Dodgers and Marlins
The new SunTrust Park
1100 Circle 75 Pkwy
For Families:
Exhibit: Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City
The Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St. NW at 18th
For History Buffs:
Exhibit: Georgia's Global Peacemakers: The Carter and King Legacy
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
450 Auburn Avenue
Tip: Take the Atlanta Streetcar from downtown!

where to eat:

Downtown: There are more than 300 restaurants in the Downtown Atlanta area, at every price point. There are eateries and shops in the Peachtree Center Mall, connected via sky bridge to the Hyatt Regency on the Lobby Level. The Sun Trust Plaza Food Court is connected via sky bridge to the Marriott Marquis on the Atrium Level (Available 7:00AM-6:00PM Monday-Friday ONLY)
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
270 Peachtree Street
Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View
210 Peachtree Street NE
Kevin Rathbun Steak
154 Krog Street
East Side:    
Ponce City Market Central Food Hall
675 Ponce deLeon Avenue NE
Watershed on Peachtree
1820 Peachtree Road NW
A featured favorite of the Board of Governors!
The Capital Grille
255 E. Paces Ferry Road
Click here for a list of Kosher Restaurants


travel and transportation:

Air Transportation:    
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) - 30 minutes to Meeting location.  ATL is the world's busiest airport, as measured by passenger and aircraft traffic, and offers air service to over 150 U.S. destinations and more than 80 international destinations in 52 countries. Delta Air Lines maintains its largest hub at the airport.
Ground Transportation:    
The airport's website contains ground transportation information to and from ATL, including shuttle options.
Getting Around Atlanta:    
There are several different ways to get around Atlanta, including street cars, taxis, and MARTA – Atlanta's rapid transit rail system. Please click here for more information.

Note-These lists are un-screened, non-exclusive sources intended to assist registrants in finding local transportation providers.  The selection of transportation providers is the sole responsibility of registrants. AOM is not endorsing these companies or liable for services provided by them.

See Special Offers section below for airfare and car rental discount codes.

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Making The Most Of Your Stay:

If you have special needs, please contact us. We will work to accommodate members who require added assistance. To reserve a scooter or wheelchair click here, fill out the form and send it back to Megan Johnson or fax it to (914)-326-1900.
Family Networking:    
Interested in talking with other Annual Meeting attendees? Start a conversation, make plans for family outings, childcare and other activities. Please click here and join the conversation!
Childcare Policy:    
The Academy of Management strives to support its members through professional activities at the Annual Meeting. Due to the high safety and security needs, significant cost and limited interest, the Academy of Management does not provide on-site childcare services.
Local Childcare Options:    
Renaissance Learning Center
*The Academy of Management does not provide on-site childcare or recommend specific child care services. The above list is an un-screened, non-exclusive source intended to assist registrants in finding local childcare providers.  The selection of childcare providers is the sole responsibility of parents. AOM is not endorsing this company or liable for services provided by them.
Accompanied by an adult attendee, children are welcome to explore the Annual Meeting and are encouraged to pick up and decorate a guest badge in the registration area.  Children under the age of 18 may not enter any areas under construction, renovation, set up or tear down.
Click here for ideas on how to make your conference experience more eco-friendly 

Business Centers:

FedEx Office at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: +1 (404)-586-6190
Monday – Friday: 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
FedEx Office at the Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland St. N.E
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: +1 (404)-221-6940
Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Sunday: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
FedEx Office at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 30303
Phone: +1 (404)-527-7075
Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Sunday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM


Please click on the image below to access the Emergency Care document containing important information to assist you in case of an emergency.

About Atlanta:

The cultural and economic powerhouse city of Atlanta is also the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. The city's estimated 2015 population was 463,878, while the larger metropolitan area is home to 5,522,942 people, making it the ninth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of the southeast, via highway, railroad, and air. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the world's busiest airport since 1998.

Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the progressive views of its citizens and leaders, Atlanta attained international prominence.

Atlanta is an "alpha-" or "world city", exerting a significant impact upon commerce, finance, research, technology, education, media, art, and entertainment. It ranks 36th among world cities and 8th in the nation with a gross domestic product of $270 billion. Important sectors of Atlanta's diverse economy include logistics, professional and business services, media operations, and information technology.
Revitalization of Atlanta's neighborhoods, initially spurred by the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, has intensified in the 21st century, altering the city's demographics, politics, and culture.
August average high 89°F / 32°C, Average low 71°F/ 22°C  

Special Offers:

Georgia Aquarium:  
Atlanta is excited to welcome AOM attendees. The Georgia Aquarium has just won the title of #1 Aquarium in the USA by Trip Advisor. The aquarium is offering a special discount along with some FREE tickets to the attraction to get Annual Meeting attendees excited to travel to this vibrant city. CLICK HERE to view offer 
Delta Airlines
Get up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased prior to the meeting
Go to and enter NMPCF in the "Meeting Event Code" field or call 800-328-1111 (valid for travel between August 1-11, 2017)
Car Rentals:    
Hertz Rentals
Call: 800-654-2240
Discount Code: CV#031C0022
Call: 800-593-0505
Discount Code: 32H7476
Call: 800-593-3665
Discount Code: CM0679

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