Hotel and Travel Information

Employee Ownership Conference

Atlanta, GA :: April 18–20, 2018 (preconference on April 17)

Save the Date: April 9–11, 2019

This is our 2018 hotel information. Our 2019 conference will take place in Pittsburgh, PA (April 9–11, with preconference sessions on April 8); registration for 2019 will open in November, and the program and other details will be posted in December. Also see our 2018 Fall ESOP Forum in Albuquerque, NM (Oct. 3–4, with preconference on Oct. 2).

Conference Location and Reservations

Atlanta Marriott MarquisThe Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
(all meetings and events take place here)
265 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303 MAP
Hotel Phone: 1-404-521-0000

Please note: Registrants are responsible for their own hotel room reservations. We strongly urge you to make reservations early; discounted rooms are limited.

NOTE: March 30: Our sleeping room block at the Marriott is full, there may be a few rooms remaining at the Hyatt. The Hilton has extended their deadline until April 6, although rooms are limited. We now have also partnered with aRes Travel to provide post cut-off housing at three selected Atlanta hotels. Click Here for details and reservations. See below for Hilton and Hyatt information.

To Reserve a Hotel Room

There are still some rooms available at the two hotels that flank the Marriott on either side and are connected by interior walkways to the conference floors. As of March 22, 2018, the HILTON has extended their cut-off date to April 6, if rooms in our block are still available. Book your room soon!
  1. The Hilton Atlanta, located at 255 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Hotel Phone: 404-659-2000). Newly renovated and the closest hotel. To Reserve a Room: Go to this dedicated Hilton Atlanta web page or call 1-800-HILTONS and ask for the NCEO conference or the group code NCE to get the special conference room rate of $189 per night, single or double. Rates are guaranteed, if rooms in our block are still available, through April 6, 2018. Reservations received after that date will be accepted on a space-and-rate-available basis.

  2. The Hyatt Regency Atlanta located at 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Hotel Phone: 404-577-1234). To Reserve a Room: Either go to this dedicated Hyatt Regency Atlanta web page to get the special conference room rate of $189 per night, single or double, or you may phone 888-421-1442 and mention the NCEO to receive our conference rate. Rates are guaranteed, if rooms in our block are still available, through March 26, 2018. Reservations received after that date will be accepted on a space-and-rate-available basis.

Notes on the Marriott: to Reserve a Room

Online: Go to Marriott NCEO Reservations (opens in new window)
Telephone: Call Reservations Toll Free: 1-866-469-5475 If you are checking to see if any rooms have opening up at the Marriot, and are calling and speaking with the reservations clerk, be sure to mention the code NCEO or NCEO Annual Conference so that you receive our special conference room rate of $189 single or double. Rates are guaranteed, if rooms in our block are still available, through March 26, 2018. Reservations received after that date will be accepted on a space-and-rate-available basis.

Avoid Hotel Fraud

Almost three-quarters of conference organizers report that hotel scammers have approached their attendees. These "pirates" will claim to make a reservation on your behalf and take your credit card information, but you may find yourself without a room and out of pocket. The NCEO has not authorized anyone to contact sponsors and attendees about lodging, so if someone contacts you by phone or email or refers you a website to make "reservations," please forward the information to us. To make your hotel reservations at either the Marriott Marquis, the Hyatt Regency or the Hilton, use only the links or phone numbers supplied above or in our conference brochure.

Travel to the Conference

Airport

Air Travel and Ground Transportation

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is a major hub with direct flights from most major U.S. cities. Numerous domestic and international airlines serve Atlanta.

Ground Transportation

It's easy and convenient to travel from the airport to the Marriott Marquis and other hotels. Ride Sharing companies like Uber and Lyft can take you directly to the hotel for an approximate charge of $15-$40 (based on demand), Taxis have a flat rate zone to and from the Airport of $30 to downtown with a $2 charge for each additional person, or you can utilize MARTA, Atlanta's excellent light rail system that runs 5am to 1am Monday -Friday and 5am -12:30am Friday-Sunday. Cost is $2.50 each direction and the stop for our hotel is The Peachtree Center Station on the Garden Level in the Peachtree Center Mall, less than 2 blocks from the hotel. A trip from the airport is about 30 minutes, depending on the time of day. At the airport, take the northbound red line train to Peachtree Center Station.

Marriott Parking: Valet on-site parking is $45 daily for regular-size vehicles, $50 daily for full-size vehicles. Off-site parking nearby ranges from $6 hourly to $25 daily (approximately). Parking fees are approximate and subject to change. Check specific garages for details.

Welcome to Atlanta, Georgia

AtlantaAtlanta...where fine dining, a lively music and arts scene, and a rich history combine with unique features to create a city with southern charm and world-class sophistication. In recent years, newcomers from all over the world have transformed Atlanta into a city with an international flavor---complete with an eclectic culinary scene, lively music and arts offerings, and endless unique boutique shopping. Major attractions within reach of our conference site include the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca Cola Museum, and CNN headquarters. Major historical sites in Atlanta include the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site, the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, the Carter Center & Presidential Library, and the Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind) House and Museum. And sports fans have much to cheer about with three major teams in residence: the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Atlanta Falcons.

Greening Our Meeting

green meeting
The NCEO is committed to keeping our conference as green as possible. We make an effort to print most of our handout materials locally, source other materials locally, and offer refillable water bottles in place of disposable bottled water. We limit use of excessive paper by offering a mobile agenda and conference materials in an online format for all attendees. The Marriott Marquis also has many green initiatives in place. Some of those include: single stream recycling system, room keys made of 50% post consumer content, water coolers in meeting spaces, energy-saving lighting, a soap recycling program, linen reuse program in guest rooms, and more.

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