Helplful information for when you are booking and planning your trip to Atlanta, GA!

IB Workshops Travel Information

  • Your participation, all week, in every session is vital. Be advised that attendees must participate in all class sessions to receive their official IB certificate of attendance.


  • To ensure your full participation at the workshop from start to finish and ample travel time to and within Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, do not choose a flight departing Atlanta before 4:00 pm.


  • If you have not visited Atlanta before, our airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International, is the world's busiest! There are multiple terminals connected by a very efficient train. The airport is very large and spread out so you must allow enough time, once you get there, to deal with your luggage, make your way through security screening, get to your terminal on the passenger train, and then still reach your gate at the terminal.


  • Decatur is an extremely pedestrian-friendly, very compact town immediately adjacent to the CIty of Atlanta. It is easily walkable and is full of cute shops, restaurants, and independent businesses.  

  • ​It is entirely possible to take our public transportation system, MARTA, to and from the airport and Decatur and to use it to explore Atlanta's cultural and entertainment sites throughout your visit.


  • If you have a car and plan to drive to our event site, Decatur High School, there is surface parking at the school and several free and paid parking garages within walking distance. Please know that Decatur is aggressive about ticketing illegal parking, so we strongly recommend you find an all-day parking spot that does not have to be monitored every two hours.

  • If you choose to rent a car to have maximum freedom of movement during your visit, ​CASIE has negotiated a discounted car rental rate with Enterprise Rent-A-Car/National Car Rental. To obtain this discount, visit this page and use group code XZ03314 when making your reservation.


  • Please note that we will not be able to provide courtesy event shuttles for this workshop, but each of our recommended hotels (see below) provides their own in-house shuttle within range of our event venue and many dining and shopping destinations.

  • Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are plentiful and well-priced for travel all over Metro Atlanta.

  • Please be aware that Atlanta is not a pedestrian-friendly city. Our workshop venue is not easily accessible by public transportation or on foot. We strongly recommend renting a car for all your conference and leisure transportation needs during your visit. 

  • If you have a car and plan to drive to our event site, North Atlanta High School, there is a multi-level parking structure with over 900 free spaces at your disposal.

  • CASIE has negotiated a discounted car rental rate with Enterprise Rent-A-Car/National Car Rental. To obtain this discount, click HERE and use group code XZ03314 when making your reservation.


  • Our public transportation system, MARTA, does not extend out to where our event and partner hotels are located and should not be counted on to provide your only means of transportation during your visit.

  • Courtesy shuttles will be available for participants to & from the conference site and ONLY our participating hotel partners (listed below under October Accommodations) each day.

  • Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are plentiful and well-priced for travel all over Metro Atlanta.


Due to our date move from Summer workshops to September, we are not able to offer our attendees special event rates at partner hotels in and around Decatur. However, we CAN direct you to area hotels that will be very convenient and welcoming. 

Within walking distance of Decatur High School: 

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Decatur/Emory

116 Clairemont Ave

Decatur, GA 30030

Tel. (404) 377-6360

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory

130 Clairemont Ave

Decatur, GA 30030

Tel. (404) 371-0204

Within a very short drive or hotel shuttle ride of Decatur High School: 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta-Emory University Area

2183 N Decatur Rd

Decatur, GA 30033

Tel. (404) 320-0888

Emory Conference Center Hotel

1615 Clifton Rd

Atlanta, GA 30329

Tel. (800) 933-6679

The University Inn at Emory

1767 N Decatur Rd

Atlanta, GA 30307

Tel. (800) 654-8591

A little farther afield: 

Because Decatur has a MARTA train station under its beautiful plaza, any hotels as far afield as Downtown Atlanta (7 miles away) that are close to a MARTA blue line station will provide quick access to our event site. 


CASIE has high standards for how we want our guests to be treated while at our workshop! To this end, we work very closely with outstanding area hotels to secure great prices for our event attendees. These hotels will be serviced by our courtesy shuttles for trips to and from our event venue. Each property includes different perks in our contracted rate, as noted below.

These hotels WILL fill up and run out of space. Don’t delay in securing your accommodations!

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Galleria                   

2815 Akers Mill Road

Atlanta, GA 30339

Tel. 770.984.9300


FALL MIX (PYP/MYP/CP/DP workshops) October 10-12, 2020


Conveniently located in the Cumberland Galleria area of Cobb County in northwest Atlanta, you can walk to a variety of shopping and dining options right next door or ride Embassy's complimentary shuttle to attractions within a 3-mile radius, like Truist Park – home to the Atlanta Braves since 2017. Features on-site bar and dining and business center.


CASIE Event Rates include full made-to-order breakfast buffet, basic in-room WiFi, and a 2-hour evening manager’s reception. Parking is $8 per day extra. 


Homewood Suites by Hilton® - Atlanta-Cumberland/Galleria                   

3200 Cobb Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

Tel. 770.988.9449


FALL MIX (PYP/MYP/CP/DP workshops) October 10-12, 2020


Your home away from home conveniently located in Cumberland Galleria area of Cobb County Atlanta, GA. Within walking distance to over 50 dining options and shopping in Cumberland Mall. For our guest, we provide complimentary shuttle service Monday - Friday from 7AM til 7PM within a 3-mile radius. We are home of the Atlanta Braves and Truist Park since 2017 and will love to drop you off and have you take a look around the park. Features a billiards room, business center, basketball court, business center, and outdoor pool and patio. 

CASIE Event Rates include full hot breakfast buffet, WI-FI and evening reception Monday - Thursday from 5PM-7PM. Parking is $5 per day. 


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