2010 Alternative Media Services Conference

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Resources & Presentations

Day 1 Presentations:

Day 2 Presentations:

  • Faculty Partnerships - Paul Baker, Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) and Robert Todd, Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA)


Register on-line here: http://www.regonline.com/2010amac

Early birds who register by Friday, Oct. 29th will be entered into a drawing to win a new Amazon Kindle at the conference!


  • FREE to AMAC members (up to 2 attendees/member institution)
  • Early bird rate by October 29th: $250 for non-AMAC members or additional (after 2) AMAC members
  • Standard rate: $300 for non-AMAC members or additional attendees (after 2) for AMAC members


  • Pre-conference: New Member Orientation - Monday, November 8th, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Main Conference - Tuesday, November 9th 8:00 AM - Wednesday, November 10th 3:00 PM

Location / Directions

New Member Orientation - Monday, Nov. 8th

1st floor boardroom

Centergy Building - Technology Square

75 Fifth St NW

Atlanta, GA

Driving and Parking directions: http://www.gtisc.gatech.edu/pdf/directionsCentergy.pdf

AMAC Conference - Tuesday, Nov. 9th - Wednesday, Nov. 10th

Room 222 (2nd floor)

The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

84 Fifth St. NW

Atlanta, GA

Find driving and parking directions or instructions for taking MARTA to the conference center here: http://www.gatechcenter.com/directions.php


Several large, city-wide events are taking place during our conference dates, and hotel space is filling up. Go ahead and book your room now to guarantee availability!

Option 1: Group hotel block

Fairfeld Inn and Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center - 15 minutes north of midtown Atlanta

walk to Perimeter mall, restaurants, and the Dunwoody MARTA station

AMAC conference group rate $69 (must book before Oct. 23rd)


Book the Fairfield Inn group rate on-line at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/atlpf?groupCode=amaamaa&app=resvlink&fromDate=11/7/10&toDate=11/10/10

Please note: If you stay at the Fairfield and do not have a car or do not want to drive in to midtown, an efficient and economical solution is to take MARTA from the Dunwoody Station to the Midtown Station on the red line. Find a subway map and more information from MARTA here: http://www.itsmarta.com/rail-schedules-or-route.aspx

Option 2: If you prefer to be closer in to the city and within walking or shuttle distance to the conference facility, you may want to book your hotel reservation individually (no group block). These are great options that are available as of 10/5:

Georgia Tech Hotel - connected to the Global Learning Center, 2 minute indoor walk to conference

gov't rate $132 | standard rate $229


Book the GA Tech Hotel on-line at http://www.gatechhotel.com/

Hotel Indigo Midtown Atlanta - across from the Fox Theater in midtown, 10 minute walk to conference

gov't rate $140 | standard rate $234


Book the Hotel Indigo Midtown Atlanta on-line at http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/in/1/en/hotel/ATLFX/welcome?start=1

Courtyard Marriott Atlanta Midtown/GA Tech - 1 mile from the conference, free parking and shuttle

gov't rate $192 | standard rate $209


Book the Courtyard Marriott Atlanta Midtown/GA Tech on-line at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/atlmn-courtyard-atlanta-midtown-georgia-tech/

Schedule of Events

  • Agenda - See agenda for conference and session details

Attendees participating in all conference sessions will qualify for 1.0 CEUs.

  • Pre-conference: New Member Orientation - Monday, November 8th, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

1st floor boardroom | Centergy Building - Technology Square | 75 Fifth St NW | Atlanta, GA

  • AMAC Open House - Tuesday, November 9th 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Open House at the new AMAC office, 512 Means Street, Suite 250 | Atlanta, GA

Join the AMAC team in our new office space for beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Ride the GA Tech Trolley from the conference center and tour campus on your way over!

  • Dialog in the Dark - Optional Group Excursion - Tuesday, November 9th 7:00 PM

Interested in experiencing "Dialog in the Dark," a special exhibit at Atlantic Station in midtown Atlanta?

DIALOG IN THE DARK'S visually impaired guides lead visitors on a journey through a series of darkened galleries created to replicate everyday experiences. Without familiar sight clues, visitors learn to "see" in a completely new way with their non-visual senses. Learn more at http://www.dialogtickets.com/index.html.

Tickets are $24/person and the exhibit lasts 1 hour. We will provide transportation from the AMAC offices to the exhibit and will leave as a group around 6:15. E-mail Allie Cox (allie.cox@amac.gatech.edu) if you're interested in participating.