Travel Information

Welcome to Clarkston, Georgia!

The conference is held at the Clarkston Campus of Georgia State University’s Perimeter College:

555 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021


Clarkston boasts a population of about 14,000 people with 1.79 square miles. “TIME magazine called Clarkston the most diverse square mile in America and it has also been written about in best-selling books like What is the What and Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference.” –Global Frontier Mission

“The origin of the City of Clarkston can be traced back to the 1830s, when Georgia Railroad constructed a rail line through the area. It connected the merchants of Athens with the outlets in South Carolina and Augusta. The community was originally named ‘New Siding’ in honor of Jake New, who was a section foreman working for the Georgia Railroad. The city of Clarkston was officially incorporated into the state in the year 1882. It was named ‘Clarkston’ in honor of W. W. Clark, a Director of the Georgia Railroad and the Covington Railroad.”

For more interesting facts about Clarkston, you can visit

Clarkston is a short 25-minute drive from downtown Atlanta and 21 miles from the Atlanta airport. Before or after the conference, there are many exciting activities that you can take advantage of around Atlanta, including the World of Coke, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Historical site, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Zoo (only 1 of 3 sites in the U.S. that have pandas), and Stone Mountain Park. You can visit the Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to learn about other fun adventures you can have.


Nearby Hotels

Holiday Inn Atlanta – Northlake

2158 Ranchwood Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30345

This hotel is the closest to the conference.  It is about 5 miles from the conference site and will take about 15 minutes to make the drive.

Courtyard Atlanta – Decatur

130 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

This hotel is about 5 miles and 15 minutes from the conference.

Additional hotels

Near the Northlake Mall in Tucker:

Double Tree

Holiday Inn Express Tucker

Quality Inn

Days Inn & Suites

Parking on campus

Free parking is available in Lots 3 and 5. For attendees without a GSU parking pass, please print this visitor pass for your dashboard: Parking Pass

Registration and breakfast will be in building CN.

Image of Clarkston's campus map with buildings and parking lots highlighted

Click below for a downloadable version of the campus map.

Clarkston Campus Map

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