Travel and Accommodation

Due to the Covid19 pandemic,  the SMI 2020 conference planned to be held between May 18-21 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia will be postponed to 2021.

 


Accommodation

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Decatur/Emory (2.4 miles)

A group rate is arranged with the Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Decatur/Emory for $169 per night (tax and fees not included) for the nights of May 17-May 21, 2020 upon availability. The rate includes a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet. Please click here to reserve a room. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-445-8667 and requesting the group rate for “SMI Emory” Reservations with the group rate will be accepted based upon availability up until 03/30/2020. Reservations can be canceled up to 48 hours before the stay at no charge. Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Decatur/Emory is a new hotel ideally situated in downtown Decatur’s favorite pastime spot, just one block from the vibrant shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Decatur Square.

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory  (2.4 miles)

A group rate is arranged with the Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory for $175 per night (tax and fees not included) for the nights of May 17-May 20, 2020 upon availability. Breakfast is included in the rate. Please click here to reserve a room. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-888-236-2427 or 404-371-0204 and requesting the group rate for “SMI Emory” Reservations with the group rate will be accepted based upon availability up until 04/06/2020. Reservations can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the stay at no charge. Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory is ideally situated in downtown Decatur’s favorite pastime spot, just one block from the vibrant shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Decatur Square.

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory is right next door to Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Decatur/Emory.

Courtyard Atlanta Executive Park/Emory (3.3 miles)

A group rate is arranged with Courtyard Atlanta Executive Park/Emory for $128-138 per night (tax and fees not included) for the nights of May 17-May 21, 2020 upon availability.  Room rate includes breakfast for (1) one.  Please click here to reserve a room. Reservations with the group rate will be accepted based upon availability up until 04/24/2020. Reservations can be canceled up to 48 hours before the stay at no charge.

Emory Conference Center Hotel (0.4 miles)
The SMI 2020 Conference has negotiated a courtesy rate with the Emory conference center hotel for $176 per night (tax and fees not included) for the nights of May 17-May 22, 2020 upon availability. Please click here to reserve a room. Reservations with the courtesy rate will be accepted based upon availability up until Sunday, April 6, 2020. Reservations can be canceled up to 72 hours before the stay at no charge. 
 
*Emory conference hotel is currently sold out for the night of May 19th.
 

Student Housing: Clifton Tower

SMI 2020 has arranged student housing with the newly renovated Clifton Tower at Emory which is across the street from the RSPH. Here is an image for a suite floor plan. Reservation can be accessed here. The reservation is for single occupancy in each bedroom.  The reservation deadline is April 20, 2020. No refunds after April 17, 2020.*


Local Transportation

We highly recommend that you take uber/lyft for your local transportation. 

From ATL Airport to Emory Rollins: 

  1. Uber/Lyft: 

Pick-up Location: If you are traveling via Delta airline, you will pick up your baggage at South Terminal. If you are taking other airlines, your baggage will be at North Terminal. For South and North terminals, ATL airport only allows some specific spots for Uber/Lyft pick-up. Please follow the “RideShare” sign (shown below) to walk to the pick-up location before requesting a ride. It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk to the pick-up location. If you are traveling internationally, you will pick up your baggage at the International terminal. You can just use your current location as the pickup location.

Destination at Rollins Emory: Type “Rollins School of Public Health” as your destination in Uber/Lyft. Please double check the address, which should be 1518 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30322.

Total Duration: 30-50 min

2. Taxi:

Go to the door marked “ground transportation.” Some drivers might require cash, so please double check you have cash or make sure the credit card is accepted before the ride. The estimated cost is $35-50.

 

From Emory Rollins to ATL Airport: 

  1. Uber/Lyft:

Pick-up Location: The best pickup location to leave Rollins School is the Rollins Way in front of the Rollins School. Please walk out of the building to the Rollins Way and set it as your pick-up location as shown in the following figure.

 

Destination at ATL Airport with Domestic Flight: Delta check-in is at south terminal. Others are at north terminal. 

For north terminal, type address “6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320”:

 

For south terminal, type address “6000 S Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta GA 30320”:

 

Please double confirm with your driver for your airline and terminal when you are close to the airport. 

Total Duration: 30-50 min

2. Taxi: If you insist on taking a taxi, here is a list of taxi companies you can refer to. Please prepare cash/credit card ahead of time and make sure you reserve the taxi at least one day before the ride. 

    1. Taxi2Airport.com: https://www.taxi2airport.com/en/airport-transfers/atlanta-airport-taxi?gclid=CjwKCAiAvonyBRB7EiwAadauqXK2KCRG36fRt7XnOtWmoS6IaPk3l8pfu_u7YK-iluu254G5Vtlj1RoCw18QAvD_BwE
    2. https://www.atlantacheckercab.com/
    3. https://www.yellowcabofatlanta.com/