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Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta. Parking is available in the ochre colored decks, or in private lots that surround the campus. All locations for the symposium are within a short walking distance. Expect a ten-minute walk from the parking decks or hotel room to any event. If you are driving to campus, please read the directions below.

Driving Directions

Atlanta is the meeting point for three major interstate highways. Follow these directions to get to Georgia State University from almost anywhere.

From I-75/85 Northbound:

Exit #246 (Central Avenue/Fulton Street). Follow the signs to Fulton Street. At the light at the end of the ramp, turn right on Fulton. At the next light, turn left on Capitol Avenue. After crossing MLK Jr. Drive, Capitol Avenue becomes Piedmont Avenue and passes through campus.

From I-75/85 Northbound H.O.V. Lane:

Exit at Memorial Drive. At the first light, go straight and you will be on Central Avenue, which leads to the campus.

From I-75/85 Southbound:

Exit #249A (Courtland Street/Georgia State University) is a one-way street that leads to the campus.

From I-20 Eastbound:

Exit #56B (Windsor/Spring Street), go straight to the third traffic light. Take a left on Central Avenue, which leads to the campus.

From I-20 Westbound:

Exit #58A (Capitol Avenue) and turn right at the light. Stay on Capitol Avenue, which changes into Piedmont Avenue and leads to the campus.


Take the East/West Rapid Rail line to the Georgia State Station (E1). Exit the station onto Piedmont Avenue and turn right.

Parking Directions:

Park in the lot at the corner of Decatur Street and Central Avenue, or on adjacent streets. Or, park in lots further West on Marietta Street (same street as Decatur, but the name changes west of Peachtree.) The lots will cost $3 - $5.