This vibrant Southern city with its temperate climate has lots to do and plenty to see. Known as “a city in the forest” for its abundant tree cover, Atlanta is also a city of neighborhoods, from Buckhead in its northern tier, to Grant Park, just east of Downtown. The conference will be held at Emory University, one of many institutions of higher education in Atlanta, located in the historic neighborhood of Druid Hills. One of Atlanta’s first suburbs, Druid Hills was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, creator of New York’s Central Park.


Emory combines nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools with the largest health care system in Georgia. The University’s Druid Hills campus is home to the undergraduate Emory College of Arts and Sciences as well as undergraduate programs in business and nursing. Also here are graduate and professional programs in law, business, nursing, theology, medicine, public health, and graduate studies, along with Emory University Hospital and associated medical clinics and institutes. Twenty percent of Emory undergraduates choose to begin their education at Oxford College, Emory’s historic original campus, 38 miles east of Atlanta.

Originally planned by Beaux-Arts architect Henry Hornbostel, the Druid Hills campus features historic buildings clad in pink and gray Georgia marble, as well as contemporary LEED-certified residence and academic halls. Emory’s campus is also home to a public park, Lullwater Preserve, a short walk from the Emory Conference Center Hotel, and more than 130 acres of protected forest. Adjacent to Emory’s campus is the headquarters for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The University enrolls 7,916 undergraduate students and 7,336 graduate and professional students.