Venue and Accommodation
The conference will be held at the Georgian Terrace Hotel is located in the heart of Atlanta’s business and cultural district, across from the Fox Theatre, and just blocks from the Georgia Tech campus. The Georgian Terrace features state of the art business facilities, modern suites, and onsite parking.
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Atlanta’s Jackson-Hartsfield Airport is an international gateway to the United States and ranked as the busiest airport in the world, as well as the largest airline hub in the US.
Getting to and from the Georgian Terrace from the Airport is a breeze. The hotel is located in Midtown Atlanta, at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue, two blocks from the North Avenue MARTA Station (Atlanta’s Rapid Transit Rail), and a twenty minute drive via a taxi or car.
Georgia Tech Digital Media Program
Situated in a humanities school within a technological university, the Digital Media Master’s Program is the oldest of its kind in the U.S., and one of the first to offer a game studies and design curriculum. Founded in 1993, the Digital Media program seeks to blend theory and practice to create a new generation of humanistically informed digital media practitioner/theorist.
In addition to its bellweather Master’s Program, Digital Media has also added a Ph.D. program as well as collaborating with Georgia Tech’s School of Computing to create the Computational Media Undergraduate program. These educational programs are supported by a diverse interdisciplinary faculty engaged in a variety of digital media research, including games research in the areas of serious games, artificial intelligence, massively multiplayer gamers, and video game history and theory, as well as other non-game related fields, such as public media, creativity and learning.
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.
Georgia Tech’s campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top ten public universities in the United States.
The City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia is the Southeast’s premier tourism spot and one of the United States’ top moving destinations. It has a long and history as a cultural, literary and media mecca, the birthplace of the civil rights movement, and home to over 20 colleges and universities.
Its vibrant music scene is at has been at the forefront of R&B, hiphop, country and pop, music, producing such contemporary stars as John Mayer, the Indigo Girls and India Arie. It is a location destination for film production, and is home to Turner Broadcasting and its many subdivisions, including CNN. Atlanta is also home to CocaCola, Delta Airlines as well as a number of game development studios including HiRez and the US headquarters of CCP, Icelandic developers of EVE online.
In addition, Atlanta has a vibrant larping and fan community, and annually attracts international attention to the Dragon*Con fan festival, the largest multiegenre, cross-media fan event in the U.S., with a special focus on tabletop and live action role-playing.