- Presentation materials are now available for many conference sessions. Please visit the abstracts page to see if materials are available for your sessions.
- Registration is now closed. You are welcome to register on-site in Atlanta, but please note that many sessions are now full. Please contact Catherine Sims (firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-589-5318 ext. 23) with any registration-related questions.
- Online streaming registration is still open! If you cannot attend in person, click here to register for the online streaming sessions.
- The room block at the Sheraton is now closed.
The 2015 EPA Community Involvement Training Conference is being held at:
EPA Registrants: You must include the 5170 conference code on your travel authorization (TA). To do so, please copy & paste the following italicized text into the 'document detail' section (in the 'General' tab of the TA) AND in the 'enter comments' section (in the 'Summary' tab of the TA): FCO Alert: Please use conference code MM275303 for the last 8 characters in the classification code for your office's accounting information when completing the 'Accounting' tab of this TA.
The room block at the Sheraton is now closed. However, you may still be able to book a room at the conference rate of $133. If you still need to make a reservation, please try calling the Sheraton directly at 404-659-6500 and tell them that you are booking under the "US EPA Community Involvement Training Conference." Reservations must be confirmed with a credit card.
If for some reason you are unable to attend, you are responsible for cancelling your own hotel reservation. The Sheraton requires a notice of cancellation by 6:00 p.m. before the date of arrival without penalty. If you fail to provide notice, one night's lodging and tax will be charged to your credit card.
Hotel check-in begins after 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is at 12:00 p.m.
State Hotel-Motel Fee: The Georgia General Assembly recently passed House Bill 170, which requires the collection of a "State Hotel-Motel Fee" on hotel room rentals. A $5 per night fee will be charged to all reservations occurring after July 1, 2015. Federal government employees that are paying for their hotel rooms using federal funds only (federal government purchase orders, checks drawn on the federal government, or credit cards centrally billed to the federal government) are exempt from the Fee.
The Sheraton is located two blocks from the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the Red and Gold lines. The MARTA fare from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is $2.50 and the ride will take about 20 minutes making it a convenient and inexpensive transportation option.
If you are traveling from the airport, take any northbound train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station. Follow the signs pointing "To Harris Street" after exiting the train. After walking through the fare gate, follow the signs "To Peachtree Street East".
At street level turn left on Peachtree and walk to the first intersection (look for Hard Rock Cafe) and turn left on Andrew Young International Blvd. The entrance to the hotel is two blocks down at the intersection with Courtland Street.
The Sheraton does not offer complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and Hartsfield International, but does recommend using Super Shuttle , which is $16.50 each way.
One-way taxi fare from Hartsfield-Jackson to the Sheraton is $30, plus tip. The trip takes about 15-20 minutes. Taxis are located just outside the airport baggage claim area in the Yellow Bus aisle.
From 85 N, take exit 248C for Freedom Parkway toward GA-10 E/Andrew Young International Boulevard. Keep left and continue on to Andrew Young Boulevard. The Sheraton will be on your left.
Discounted self-parking is available for conference attendees at the Sheraton for $7 per day.
A sign-up sheet for participants interested in sharing rides back to the airport after the conference will be available in the conference registration area.