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Hotel Information & Travel FAQs

Plan Your Trip to GSTA's 2019 Annual Conference

February 14-16, 2019, 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.  You can make your hotel reservations at the conference rate by following this link through January 12th.  See below for travel FAQs and scroll down for a map of the area. 


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.  A lunch buffet will be available at the Waterside Restaurant, salads and sandwiches at Stonewall's Lounge, and light fare at the Mountain Brew Cafe.  There are several other places to eat located just outside the park as well.

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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