2018 Agenda

The conference is scheduled for Sunday, August 26 - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta, GA.

The conference will begin at 1pm on Monday and conclude by 1:30pm on Wednesday at the end of the Governor's Lunch & Awards Ceremony.

Here's an overview of the schedule as of March 14, 2018:

Sunday, August 26th - early exhibitor move in, early registration check in

Monday, August 27th - regular exhibitor move in, pre-conference meetings, conference begins at 1pm

Tuesday, August 28th - conference sessions continue all day

Wednesday, August 29th - conference concludes at 1:30pm

All sessions take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue 
Atlanta  Georgia  30303 

Sponsors and exhibitors have the option of setting up their tabletop exhibits on Sunday from 1-5pm or Monday from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Sponsors and exhibitors cannot break down until 10:30am on Wednesday.

Attire for the conference is business casual.  Attire for the Governor's Luncheon is coat & tie. 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Time Session
All day

Early arrivals

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Registration Open 

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Early Sponsor/Exhibitor Setup 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Time Session
8:30am - 5:30pm Registration Open 
8:30am - 12:30pm Sponsor/Exhibitor Setup 
9:00am - 10:00am GACVB Board of Directors Meeting 
9:30am - 11:30am RTA Leadership Meeting 
9:30am - 11:30am RVIC Steering Committee
10:00am - 11:00am Georgia Tourism Foundation Board of Directors Meeting 
11:30am - 12:00pm First Time Attendees Meet & Greet 
1:00pm - 2:15pm Conference Begins - Opening General Session
2:15pm - 2:30pm Stretch Break 
2:30pm - 3:30pm

General Session

3:30pm - 4:00pm Refreshment Break 
4:00pm - 5:15pm Afternoon Breakout Series
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Evening Dinner Event 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Time Session
9:00am - 10:00am

General Session

10:00am - 10:30am Refreshment Break 
10:30am - 11:45am Morning Breakout Series
12:00pm - 1:15pm Leadership Luncheon
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Afternoon Breakout Series

3:00pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break 
3:30pm - 4:30pm

General Session

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Evening Dinner Event 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018



8:30am - 9:45am

General Session

9:45am - 10:15am

Refreshment Break

 10:15am - 11:45am

Morning Breakout Series

noon - 1:30pm

Governor's Lunch and Tourism Awards Ceremony