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Hotel Information & Travel FAQs

Plan Your Trip to GSTA's 2020 Annual Conference

February 13-14, 2020 Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center


The main accommodations for the conference will be provided by the Columbus Marriott, across the street from the convention center.  We will be posting a link with conference rates. There is a link from the main conference page to see the rates and reserve a room at the Columbus Marriott.

Other Hotels in the Area

Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus

Candlewood Suites Columbus

Woodspring Suites Columbus

La Quinta Inn Columbus

Comfort Inn Columbus

Days Inn Columbus

Hotels in Phenix City-  PLEASE NOTE:  THESE HOTELS DO NOT ACCEPT GEORGIA TAX EXEMPT DOCUMENTS.  You'll need to confirm with your administration/financial services that you can use school/district funds to stay at these hotels. 

Hampton Inn Phenix City 

Holiday Inn Express Phenix City

Courtyard by Marriott Phenix City

Frequently Asked Questions


1.  How do I get to the Conference Site?
The conference is being held at the Marriott Columbus.  Columbus is located just southwest of Atlanta off I-185.  


2.  Where can I park?
There is free, onsite parking at the conference center and in decks and surface streets.  GSTA would like to encourage carpooling to maximize space.  

3.  Where can I eat?
Food is available within the conference facility.  The concession stand offers the usual favorites plus healthier options.  There are several other places to eat located within walking distance to the conference center.

5.  How do I get around the Conference Center?
General information about the conference center can be found here.  Specific information about session facilities will be found in the program and in the conference app.  A map showing the conference center rooms at the facility is available here.

6.  What other resources will be provided to help me get around the conference?
A full conference program will be available from the conference program webpage.  As always, hard copies of programs will be distributed at registration.  This year we will be providing a conference app to help you get around and schedule your conference experience.  

7.  Will there be free wifi?

Wifi is a priority for GSTA and will be available throughout the conference center. While we are working to provide ample bandwidth, presenters and attendees are asked not to stream video during the conference.



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