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For Drivers:  You will receive a parking pass with your conference materials.  The pass must be displayed on the car dashboard throughout the conference.  

There is no public transportation between the Atlanta airport and Carrollton, Georgia.  Those arriving at the Atlanta airport may either rent a car or take the conference shuttle service described below.  Taxis and commercial shuttles between the airport and Carrollton may cost between $90.00 and $130.00 each way.  For commercial transportation, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Rental Cars

All major rental car agencies are available at the Atlanta airport.  The University of West Georgia in Carrollton is an easy drive of approximately 45-60 minutes from the Atlanta airport.  See the 'Directions' link on the conference home page for directions.

University of West Georgia Limited Shuttle Service 

October 18: Deadline for submitting airport arrival times for those wishing to take advantage of shuttle service. (Participants should plan to arrive no later than 3:15 p.m. in order to take advantage of shuttle service to Carrollton.) Email flight number, arrival time, and cell phone number to Betsy Dahms at 

Thursday shuttle schedule: A shuttle provided by the University of West Georgia will pick participants up by 3:30 pm for transportation from the Atlanta Airport to Carrollton.  Dr. Robert Kilpatrick will be available at the airport to guide participants to the shuttle.  His cell phone number will be sent via email to participants prior to the conference date.  The shuttle will plan to take participants to the Holiday Inn Express in Carrollton to check in and freshen up prior to the Thursday evening reception and symposium (pick-up 6 pm at the Holiday Inn Express).  In the event of unforeseen delays, the shuttle will go directly from the Atlanta airport to campus for the reception and symposium.   

Directions to the shuttle:  After picking up your luggage, please proceed to the North Terminal, lower level and look for UWG Shuttle bus stationed at LN2.  Please call one of the contact numbers sent via e-mail if you cannot find the vehicle or if your flight is delayed.   

Please note: If your flight comes in at the South Terminal, you will need to walk to the other side of the building to the North Terminal. If you arrive in the International Terminal, you will need to go to the Domestic Terminal North (Concourse T).

Shuttle between the Holiday Inn Express and the University of West Georgia campus

Thursday, October 30: 6 pm, Holiday Inn Express to Townsend Center; the shuttle will return to the Holiday Inn Express following the Thursday evening events

Friday, October 31: 8:15 am, Holiday Inn Express to Campus Center; 4:30 pm, Campus Center to Holiday Inn Express

***Participants who require transportation from the Holiday Inn Express to campus for the 7 pm poetry reading Friday evening should leave their contact information at the registration table by 4:30 pm on Friday.  Members of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at UWG will be happy to transport you to and from the reading.

Saturday, November 1: 8:15 am, Holiday Inn Express to Campus Center

Return Conference Shuttle to Atlanta airport on November 1

12:30 pm, the shuttle will depart directly from the Townsend Center for the Atlanta airport.  Participants should have already checked out of the Holiday Inn Express and will be able to store their luggage on the shuttle for the morning sessions. 

Commercial transportation

Airport Metro Shuttle, P.O. Box 45731, Atlanta, GA 30320, Phone (404) 766-6666, provides one-way or round trip transportation between the Atlanta airport and Carrollton.  Advance reservations advised.