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July 15-July 19, 2014
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Social Events

Opportunities for attendees to engage in social events will be an integral part of the World Meeting.  These activities will include an Opening Reception that overlooks the Atlanta skyline form the 14th floor of the Loews Atlanta Hotel (Tuesday July 15), a Continental Breakfast each morning (Wednesday July 16th through Saturday July 19th), and the Gala Banquet (Friday July 18th). 

  • Opening Reception: The Opening Reception will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15th at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.  Meet your ISRA colleagues in the Overlook room on the 14th floor and take in the Atlanta skyline.  There will be a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. 

Opening Reception


  • Catering during the Conference: A continental breakfast will be served in the Overlook (14th Floor) at the Loews Atlanta hotel on Wednesday July 16th through Saturday July 19th.  During conference breaks and poster sessions, coffee and snacks are complimentary and will be provided in the Ellington Ballroom Pre-Function, which is adjacent to the Ellington Ballroom and breakout rooms. 

Banquet hall photo


break outs

Ellington Pre-Function

  • Gala Banquet: The Gala Banquet will be held on Friday, July 18th in the Cyprus Room at The Carter Presidential Center.  Prior to dinner, guests will receive a tour of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, which includes photographs and historical memorabilia from the Carter presidency (1976 - 1981), an exact replica of the Oval Office, gifts received by the Carters, and a permanent exhibit of significant events occurring during Jimmy Carter’s life and political career.  All guests will receive complimentary roundtrip transportation from the Loews Atlanta Hotel to the Gala Banquet. 

Jimmy Carter Oval Office Replica

Full-scale replica of Jimmy Carter's White House Oval Office

Cyprus room photo

The Cyprus Room

For more information on Jimmy Carter, his presidency, and work on peace and nonviolence, please see: and

The Atlanta City Pass

Attendees may purchase the Atlanta City Pass (, which provides one-time admission to five of Atlanta’s most famous attractions: The Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the Inside CNN Studio Tour, the High Museum of Art or Fernbank Museum of Natural History (visitor picks one of these two), and Atlanta City PassZooAtlanta or the Atlanta History Center (visitor picks one of these two).  The Atlanta City Pass is valid for nine days beginning with the first day of use.  Booklets include detailed attraction information, hours, location, insider tips and a map.  The cost per person is $74.00 (Adults) and $54.00 (Children). 

Attendees may also visit other notable Atlanta attractions, including the Martin Luther King Center (free admission).  Attendees may also be interested in attending a major league baseball game of the Atlanta Braves, who play all home games in the 1996 Olympic Stadium (now called Turner Field).