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With one main airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and a variety of Atlanta transportation options, arriving and getting around the city is easy!

Air Travel

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is located just south of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It has been the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic and number of landings and take-offs since 1999, serving 88 million passengers per year. The airport is the primary hub of Delta Airlines, AirTran Airways, as well as many other domestic and international carriers from around the world.

Ground Travel

There are several different options for you to choose from when planning your trip from the airport to your hotel. The Atlanta airport offers transportation via shuttle bus, MARTA train, rental car, limousine, executive car or taxi cab. Taxi cabs can be coordinated at the airport upon arrival. Rates are approximately $35 one-way.

The MARTA train has stops at both the baggage area of the Atlanta airport and one block away from the host hotel. The InterContinental’s MARTA stop is the “Buckhead” stop.  Shuttle buses, rental cars, limousines and executive cars should be coordinated in advance.

Official WSE Travel Partner

Executive Travel can offer you exceptional, personalized travel planning services. Let the professionals at Executive Travel assist with every need and accommodation while attending WSE 2014.  Services include:

  • Domestic and International Air Transportation
  • Ground Transportation
  • Hotel Accommodations at WSE 2014 Hotel

Traveler reservations can be made either by telephone, fax or email.  Office hours are 9:00am– 1:00am Eastern Time on Monday through Friday. Please reference “WSE 2014” when making your reservation.

Phone:                        001-916-688-3700 x18

Please note that the services of WSE’s exclusive travel partner are offered to attendees as a convenience.  Standard travel agent service rates and the actual costs of the transportation and accommodations are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

Official WSE Ground Transportation Partner

A1 Executive Transportation is a full service transportation company that has been in business for 13 years in Atlanta. They provide vehicles of all sizes and provide full service which includes your driver meeting you in the chauffeur waiting area.  All rates are transfer rates and will not change unless you make additional stops.  The rates listed below are all inclusive of tax, gratuity and fuel surcharges.

To and from airport and Buckhead Atlanta hotels:
Up to 3-passenger Sedans: $80.00
Up to 7-passenger SUV: $120.00

Please note: there is an additional International Arrival Fee of $25.00

They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Reservations can be made by calling 001-866-352-5466 option 2 or email  Please reference “WSE 2014” for the special discounted rates. In addition to airport transfers, they can also assist you with transportation during your stay if needed.

Parking at the InterContinental Buckhead

Parking is available at the host hotel at the following rates:

Daily Self-Park: $8.00

Daily Valet-Park: $15.00

Overnight Self-Park: $22.00

Overnight Valet-Park: $32.00


Visa Information

WSE believes that international participation and contributions are critical to the continued success of this important educational symposium. We recognize that the application process for a travel visa has become more complicated and expensive. We are committed to assisting our international participants in this process.

If you require a visa to enter the United States, please check with your local US embassy or consulate to obtain the necessary documents. Please allow enough time to process your visa. Please visit for information on the visa application process.

Letter of Invitation

On request, WSE is pleased to send an invitation for participation at WSE 2014. Such an invitation is not a commitment on the part of WSE 2014 to provide any financial support, nor is it a guarantee of the acceptance of an abstract, nor a guarantee that the consulate will issue the visa. Letters of invitation are sent only to those individuals who are registered to attend the program and whose payments have been verified.

To request an invitation letter, please contact the WSE registration department.

WSE Registration Department
Northside Hospital, Department of Medical Education
Tel: 00 +1 (404) 851-6795 (US and Canada)
Tel: (800) 965-2415 (International – Toll free)


Visit Atlanta

Worth The Trip!

Georgia’s capital city has so much to offer families looking for an exciting spring break vacation, adult couples looking for a weekend get-away or the individual business traveler looking for an exquisite meal.

National Geographic Traveler lists Atlanta as one of the top 50 places to visit in a lifetime. Atlanta boasts more than 500 Zagat-rated restaurants, 45 Wine Spectator award winning restaurants, 14 AAA four- and five-Diamond restaurants and 18 DiRoNa Award Winners.

At the Host Hotel

The InterContinental Hotel is known for its service.  The Concierge is available to assist you with hotel services.  The Concierge can be reached at 001-404-946-9177.

Spa InterContinental – Green is always in fashion at Spa InterContinental, where certified organic and pure, natural products enhance their holistic approach to beauty and wellness. Soothing neutrals surround you as you wind down with a warm flaxseed neck pillow and citrus water or herbal tea before your treatment experience begins. Click here to visit the spa’s website for more information.

Outdoor Pool – The InterContinental Hotel has a heated outdoor pool with whirlpool and sundeck.  It’s the perfect place to relax at any temperature.

Health & Fitness Centre – The hotel’s 24- hour fitness centre overlooks Peachtree Road and is equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight equipment. Treadmills, elliptical trainers, bikes and free weights are also available for a complete workout.

Child Care Services – If you are in need of childcare services during your visit in Atlanta, please contact one of these services.

A Friend of the Family         (770) 725-2748

TLC Sitters of Atlanta          (770) 410-4774

Homewatch Caregivers       (404) 521-0404

Shopping in Buckhead Atlanta

One block away from the host hotel in Buckhead Atlanta is the finest shopping offered in the Southeast!

Lenox Square is the Southeast’s premier shopping destination. Lenox Square is anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Macy’s, and features nearly 250 specialty stores. You can also experience fine dining and casual eating at an array of restaurants. Please click here for a complete store listing. SIMON MALLS: LENOX, ATLANTA GEORGIA .

The South has spoken — Phipps Plaza is among the best of the South! Phipps Plaza – named a “Southern Best” in Southern Living magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards – is anchored by Nordstrom, Belk, and Saks Fifth Avenue. As the Southeast’s premier upscale shopping center, Phipps Plaza is home to more than 100 specialty stores including Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo and Juicy Couture. Please click here for a complete store listing. SIMON MALLS: PHIPPS PLAZA.

Fine Dining

Looking for a night out? The South is known for its hospitality, ranging from southern cuisine to fine dining. You will not go home hungry! The concierge can assist you onsite with dining reservations or you may make reservations in advance by calling ahead. Please check back with us for pre-negotiated discounts at area restaurants.

Click here for more information.

Atlanta Attractions

Want to have fun in Atlanta? It will be hard to narrow down your choices when you want to experience Atlanta. Click here to learn more about Atlanta.

Please check back with us for pre-negotiated discounts at:

  • Fox Theater
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • High Museum of Art
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • CNN Atlanta Tours
  • Center for Puppetry Arts
  • Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta