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Hotel & Travel

We know there’s a lot to manage when traveling. Read on for information about the conference hotel, travel, and exploring Atlanta.

Atlanta Marriott MarquisAtlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 1-404-521-0000
Group rate: $166
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The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is one of Atlanta’s premier downtown hotels. It is conveniently located in Peachtree Center, with indoor MARTA access. The hotel offers guests easy direct access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport just 15 miles away. This magnificent hotel is steps from the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and close to CNN Center, GICC, Georgia Dome and College Football
Hall of Fame.

Travel Information

United AirlinesUnited Airlines has extended a 3-10% discount offer to our attendees again this year. Please use code ZTYA678653 when booking on their website.

Delta AirlinesDelta Airlines reservations and ticketing are available when booking online. Select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code NMKWS in the box provided on the Search Flights page. Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.
*Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – ATL

Bus Service: $16.60 (one way)

Subway: $2.25 (one way) Peachtree Center MARTA station

Taxi: Approximately $32 (one way)

Valet Parking: $35 daily


Hertz has offered us a discount code. Please go to their website and enter this code 01X40039.


Destination Atlanta
In addition to the 2015 National Forum on Character Education, Atlanta has many other educationally enriching experiences to offer. Enhance your Forum experience by incorporating trips to some of our favorite places.

Information for International Attendees

Atlanta Georgia offers direct flight connections via Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to many international destinations, so you shouldn’t have trouble getting to or from the Forum. Here is some useful information to help you feel at home while you’re here.

Passport & Visa Requirements

All persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda are required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an Alien Registration Card, Form I-551, if applicable. International visitors who need a visa to travel to the US must apply for one at an American embassy or consulate. For more information visit travel.state.gov.



You must complete customs and immigrations formalities at the first point of arrival in the U.S.



The electricity used in Atlanta is standard electricity, 110 volts. Appliances brought from Europe, Africa and most of Asia and Latin America will require a voltage transformer.