Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located 80 miles from the University of Georgia. Average travel time between the airport and UGA is one-and-one-half hours, though travel time may be affected by Atlanta traffic. There is scheduled ground shuttle service between Hartsfield-Jackson and various points in Athens, including The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education (which is sometimes called the UGA Georgia Center on various websites). For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Groome Transportation (706/612-1155, The round trip fare on the Groome Shuttle is $78. This is probably the best option, because a car is not needed once you are at the conference site.

Rental car service is also available at the Atlanta airport. Using, a quick search finds several Economy Car options for $100 to $200 a week.

Although not recommended, it is also possible to take Uber/Lyft from the Atlanta airport to the University of Georgia in Athens (Uber fare estimator predicts a $72 to $95 one way cost):

For those wanting a much cheaper option (~$30 round trip), it is possible to take MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) from the airport to the MARTA Civic Center Station, then the “MEGABUS” to Athens. Detailed instructions associated with this option can be found with Google Maps. Use the “Transit” option, and indicate “Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport” as the point of origin and “The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education” as the destination.

Driving directions from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education

  • Upon leaving the airport, take Interstate 85 North.
  • Follow I-85 to Georgia Highway 316 (Exit 106).
  • Proceed east on GA 316 for approximately 40 miles until you see signs for Athens Perimeter (GA Loop 10). Important: Make sure not to exit at the exit for Bogart/Monroe at US Highway 78.
  • Following the “University of Georgia/Lexington/Hartwell” sign at the junction of GA 316 and the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10), bear right onto the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).
  • Continuing on Athens Perimeter (Loop 10), proceed to and exit at College Station Road (Exit 7).
  • Turn left onto College Station Road.
  • After passing under the bridge, proceed through two traffic lights and then turn right on East Campus Road.
  • Proceed to the first traffic light and take a left on Carlton Street.
  • At the intersection of Carlton Street and Sanford Drive, the Georgia Center for Continuing Education will be on your right.


The University of Georgia’s South Campus Parking deck is conveniently located on Sanford Drive adjacent to the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The University charges a parking fee of $10.00 per day to park in the deck. See for additional information and Google Maps link.

Notification of Abstract Acceptance:

March 15, 2018

Deadline for Abstract Submission:

March 15, 2018

Organizing Committee:

Gary Douberly (Chair),

The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Sadiq Rangwala (vice-Chair),

Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India