GTRI

GTRI Conference Center, Atlanta, GA

Visit the GTRI Conference Center

The GTRI Conference Center is the perfect venue for federal, state, and university events. It is also available to select nonprofit organizations. The facility is home to more than 300 events each year. With over 10,000 square feet of prime event space, it is the ideal place for small to mid-sized events.

Our spacious facility, professional staff and personalized service. Designed as a high-tech event space, the Center also features the latest audio visual equipment.

Auditorium

 
Size
5,500 square feet
Max. Capacity
220

Features

  • LCD Projector
  • Network connections
  • Wireless connections at every other seat
  • U Shape Board Table
  • Podium with microphone
  • Lavelier, hand, or stationary mics by request
  • Customizable stage set-up

Pre-Function Area

Size
1,300 square feet
Max. Capacity
200

Features

  • 4-panel video wall
  • Catering kitchen


Meetings Rooms

Lecture Style Seating
Banquet Style Seating
Size
3,000 square feet
Max. Capacity
180

Features

  • Moveable partitions to form 1, 2, or 3 rooms
  • LCD projectors & projection screens in each room
  • Webcasting
  • Classroom style capacity: 36 / room
  • Banquet style capacity: 60 / room
  • Lecture style capacity: 80 / room
  • U Shape: 27 / room
  • Board Table: 24 / room

The GTRI Headquarters/GTRI Conference Center Building is next door to Georgia Public Broadcasting.

From Hartsfield International Airport and Points South of Atlanta

  1. Take I-75/I-85 North through downtown Atlanta to the 14th Street/10th Street exit.
  2. Go straight, passing through one intersection which is 10th Street.
  3. Turn LEFT at 14th Street to cross over the interstate.
  4. The GTRI Headquarters/GTRI Conference Center Building is on the left (between the Georgia Public Broadcasting building and the Silver Skillet).
  5. Parking is available in the parking deck that is located between the GTRI Headquarters Building and the Georgia Public Broadcasting building.

From Points North/Northeast of Atlanta (driving south on Ga-400 or I-85)

  1. Take I-85 South to exit#84 marked 10th/14th/17th Streets.
  2. Take the 10th Street Exit branch veering to the LEFT.
  3. Take the 14th St exit turning to the RIGHT.
  4. The GTRI Headquarters/GTRI Conference Center Building is on the left (between the Georgia Public Broadcasting building and the Silver Skillet).
  5. Parking is available in the parking deck that is located between the GTRI Headquarters Building and the Georgia Public Broadcasting Building.

From Points Northwest of Atlanta

  1. Take I-75 South to exit#250 marked Techwood/14th/10th Streets (and becomes) 16th/14th/10th Streets (still exit#250).
  2. Veer right onto 14th/10th St. branch.
  3. Turn RIGHT onto 14th Street.
  4. The GTRI Headquarters/GTRI Conference Center Building is on the left (between the Georgia Public Broadcasting building and the Silver Skillet).
  5. Parking is available in the parking deck that is located between the GTRI Headquarters Building and the Georgia Public Broadcasting Building.

From Points West of Atlanta

  1. Take I-20 East to I-75/I-85 North.
  2. Take I-75/I-85 North through downtown Atlanta to the 14th Street/10th Street exit.
  3. Go straight, passing through one intersection which is 10th Street.
  4. Turn LEFT at 14th Street to cross over the interstate.
  5. The GTRI Headquarters/GTRI Conference Center Building is on the left (between the Georgia Public Broadcasting building and the Silver Skillet).
  6. Parking is available in the parking deck that is located between the GTRI Headquarters Building and the Georgia Public Broadcasting building.

From Points East of Atlanta

  1. Take I-20 West to I-75/I-85 North.
  2. Take I-75/I-85 North through downtown Atlanta to the 14th Street/10th Street exit.
  3. Go straight, passing through one intersection which is 10th Street.
  4. Turn LEFT at 14th Street to cross over the interstate.
  5. The GTRI Headquarters/GTRI Conference Center Building is on the left (between the Georgia Public Broadcasting building and the Silver Skillet).
  6. Parking is available in the parking deck that is located between the GTRI Headquarters Building and the Georgia Public Broadcasting building.

The GTRI Headquarters/GTRI Conference Center Building is next door to Georgia Public Broadcasting. The building is conveniently reached by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). For information about MARTA, visit their Web site, especially their how to ride MARTA page. You also can call MARTA customer information at 404-848-4711.

MARTA Directions

  1. Ride MARTA to the Arts Center Station, located on West Peachtree Street. The GTRI Headquarters Building/GTRI Conference Center Building can be reached by bus or by foot.
  2. To reach the GTRI Conference Center building by bus from the Arts Center Station: After you exit the train, take the stairs, escalator or elevator to the bus level and board the 98 West End/Arts Center bus, which runs directly to the GTRI Headquarters Building on 14th Street. The bus will leave the station, arrive on 14th Street and cross over Interstate 75/85. The GTRI Headquarters Building will be on your left just before the intersection with Westshire Place. The building is large and prominent and next door to Georgia Public Broadcasting. After exiting the bus, cross the street.
  3. To reach the GTRI Headquarters Building by foot from the Arts Center Station, after you exit the train, go up one level and exit to West Peachtree Street. Follow the street left (south) one block to the intersection with 14th Street, at which point you will have reached 14th Street. A large skyscraper, Atlantic Center, will be on your left. Crossing West Peachtree, go right (west) on 14th Street, which will be downhill. Keep walking. You will pass over the interstate. The GTRI Headquarters Building will be on your left, just before the intersection with Westshire Place. The building is large and prominent and next door to Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Visitor Procedures


The following procedures shall be adhered to when visiting GTRI facilities:

  1. Guests must check in with the on-duty contract guard.
  2. All guests will have their identity verified via photo identification.
  3. The on-duty contract guard will contact the GTRI person to be visited who will be responsible for their guests.
  4. Representatives of the federal government, when acting in their official capacity as inspectors, investigators or auditors, may visit GTRI facilities without advance notification, provided these representatives present appropriate government credentials upon arrival.
  5. All guests will be issued a badge as a form of identity to verify they have been properly vetted by the on-duty contract guard.

Contact the following for additional information regarding visit requests:


Ashley Pecks
Phone: 404-407-8658
Fax: 404-407-8691
Email: ashley.pecks@gtri.gatech.edu

Research Security Help Desk
Phone: 404-407-6661
Email: rsdhelp@gtri.gatech.edu

When you request to visit, please have the name and phone number of your GTRI point of contact available.

Requesting Space

The GTRI Event Space Request Form must be submitted to GTRI in order for an event to be booked. No booking is final until the requestor has received email confirmation.

Event space at the GTRI Conference Center is provided for internal organizational meetings and events sponsored and/or hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology or Board of Regents University System of Georgia, in accordance with the Georgia Board of Regents’ “Use of Board of Regents Property” policyALL event requests are individually evaluated; once requests are approved, the requestor must fill out and submit the GTRI Conference Center Licensing Agreement if/when required by the approval authority

Adherence to the following guidelines will enhance the overall experience and improve logistics of events in the GTRI Conference Center. 

  1. GTRI reserves the right to limit bookings for non-GTRI organizations to 60 days prior to an event.
    For example: A non-GTRI organization contacting GTRI on June 1 can only book an event between June 1 and July 31.  If a requestor wishes to book an event Sept. 15, he or she would have to wait until July 15 to submit the request.
  2. Non-GTRI organizations are generally limited to no more than three events on the conference center calendar at any given time. This includes sub-groups affiliated with larger organizations, such as task forces, committees or councils.

Catering

The GTRI Conference Center has an in-house catering kitchen available for approved requestor use in support of conference center activities. However, the facility does not offer on-site catering services. Approved requestors are welcome to book their own caterers, but an official meeting contract must be executed directly between the approved requestor and caterer.

No food or drink may be served in the GTRI Conference Center without prior approval by the GTRI event staff. No food is allowed in the auditorium; however, drinks with lids and bottled-water are allowed. Catering vendors must provide lids if drinks are served at an event.

Catering vendors must enter the building at the loading dock when making deliveries.

Alcohol Policies & Procedures

No alcoholic beverages may be served in the GTRI Conference Center without prior approval.

The policy on the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus applies to all events held in the GTRI Conference Facility. It is the requestor’s responsibility to know and implement the Georgia Institute of Technology Alcohol Policy which states in general, "no alcoholic beverages may be served at any event unless prior approval is received from the Georgia Institute of Technology Business Office."

All requests must be submitted through the online form.

A copy of the approved form should also be sent to GTRI Conference Center Event Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event. All approved requestors are responsible for following the guidelines outlined in the Georgia Institute of Technology Alcohol Policy.

Lost Articles

Neither GTRI nor Georgia Institute of Technology will be responsible for equipment or personal items left in the GTRI Conference Center. Items found will be returned to the front desk of the GTRI Conference Center building. Please contact a member of the GTRI event staff for information concerning any lost items. 

Audio/Visual

All organizations using the GTRI Conference Center must consult in advance with the GTRI Conference Center audio/visual staff. Use of outside A/V vendors must be approved and coordinated in advance. 

Parking

The GTRI parking deck is operated and maintained by Georgia Institute of Technology Parking & Transportation Services (GIT Parking). Prior to an approved event, please contact the GTRI Events Coordinator to coordinate parking requirements.

Approved requestors MUST notify their guests to park ONLY on the 4th – 6th floors of the parking deck or risk being ticketed by GIT Parking.

Parking is not allowed in front of the GTRI building; all guests must park in the GTRI parking deck. Buses are not allowed to turn into the GTRI Conference Facility because there is no room to turn around or sufficient roof clearance to access the parking deck. GTRI event staff must be notified in advance if any buses will be coming to the GTRI Conference Facility.

Deliveries

All deliveries of equipment, displays, etc. must enter and exit through the GTRI loading docks and not the front entrance of the building. 

Damages

The approved requestor assumes responsibility for any and all damages caused by the requestor, its invitees, agents, employees, or contractors.

Tobacco

Georgia Institute of Technology is a tobacco-free campus; as such, smoking is not allowed anywhere within the GTRI Building or on the Conference Center property. This policy also includes use of all other tobacco products.

Pets / Animals

For sanitation and safety reasons and as required by the Georgia Institute of Technology, pets are not allowed in the GTRI building except for service, disability or research purposes.