Center for Conflict Management

 
 

International Conference on Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies

 

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  • All panelists, speakers, and attendees are required to arrange their own transportation and accomodations.

  • The Center for Conflict Management is not providing funding to cover speakers' expenses (airfare, accommodations, food, etc.).

  • The information below is provided for your convenience only. The Center for Conflict Management does not recommend or guarantee the services of any of the businesses listed here.
 

Hotels

Travel Agents

The Center for Conflict Management has arranged discounted conference rates at the following hotels. All hotels listed here provide complimentary breakfast and high speed internet. Prices do not include tax. For more information, please visit the hotel websites.
Transportation
Hilton Garden Inn and Embassy Suites will provide complimentary transportation to and from the conference venue for their guests. Fairfield Inn and Suites and Springhill Suites will provide transportation to and from the conference venue for an additional fee.
Reservations
To reserve a room, please click on the link for the hotel of your choice. Please note that online reservations will require a credit card. If you are unable to make a reservation using a credit card and wish to stay at Embassy Suites, please contact Robyn Folster at Embassy Suites. Her contact information is provided below.

  • Embassy Suites- 620 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144 (2.0 miles)
    • 770-420-2505
    • $99/night for a single room, $113/night for a double room
    • Complimentary breakfast, free high speed internet access
    • For reservations without a credit card, please contact Robyn Folster at 770-659-6106 or robyn.folster@hilton.com
    • Complimentary transportation provided
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites- 3425 Busbee Drive NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 (.9 Miles)
    • 770-427-9700
    • $73/night
    • Complimentary breakfast, free high speed internet access
    • Transportation provided for an additional fee
  • Hilton Garden Inn- 895 Cobb Place Blvd. NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 (2.7 Miles)
    • 678-322-1140
    • $99/night
    • Complimentary breakfast, free high speed internet
    • Complimentary transportation provided
  • Spring Hill Suites- 3399 Town Point Drive · Kennesaw, GA 30144 (1.2 Miles)
    • 770-218-5550
    • $83/night
    • Complimentary breakfast, free high-speed internet access
    • Transportation provided for an additional fee
  • 4LowFare- 2795 East Bidwell St., #100-198, Folsom, CA  95630
    • 916-984-1125
    • 4lowfare.com
  • Alpha Travel- 3000 Windy Hill Rd., Suite T-7, Marietta, GA  30067
    • 770-988-9982
    • Alpha4travel.com
  • CYTS International Travel Co.-  19 F, CYTS Plaza No. 5, Beijing 100007
    • 888-598-2008
  • Express Travel- 5933-B Albemarle Rd., Charlotte, NC  28212
    • 704-569-1911
  • First National Travel Corp- 3166 Chestnut Drive, Connector Suite 101, Atlanta, GA  30340
    • 678-530-0840
  • Imperial Pacific Travel- 820 Shallowford Rd.,  Kennesaw,  GA  30144
    • 770-518-5535
    • Contact: Jing Mo
    • jing@imperialpacifictravel.com
  • Lutetia Travel- 14408 E Whittier Blvd., Suite A5, Whittier, CA  90605
    • 562-464-6000
    • lutetiatravel.com
  • McCormick Travel, LLC- 2330 Scenic Highway, Suite 218, Snellville, GA  30078                              
    • 770-972-1144
  • Millennium Travel & Tours- 3312 Pearce Rd., Austin, TX  78730                                         
    • 512-345-3100
    • Contact: Mohib
    • mohib@mltours.com
  • Travel Planners International- 70 Whitlock Place, Suite 300, Marietta, GA   30064                      
    • 770-984-2504
    • travelplannersintl.com
  • Unitravco- 12 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ  07940        
    • 973-822-9222
    • Contact: Dinaz Subjally
    • unitravco.com
  • World Wide Journeys Inc.- 4780 Hadaway Rd., Kennesaw, GA  30152
    • 770-652-3590

Restaurants

Local Transportation

Kennesaw provides a wide variety of restaurants ranging from traditional american to international fare.

  • California Dreaming- 745 Chastain Rd NW  Kennesaw, GA 30144 (0.9 Miles)
  • O’Charley’s- 705 Townpark Ln NW Kennesaw, GA 30144 (1.7 Miles)
  • Marlow’s Tavern- 745 Chastain Rd NW Suite 1160  Kennesaw, GA 30144 (1.8 Miles)
  • Rafferty’s- 2501 Cobb Pl Ln NW Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 (2.8 Miles)
  • Chili’s- 851 Cobb Place Boulevard Northwest Kennesaw, GA 30144 (2.9 Miles)
  • Shogun Japanese Steakhouse- 2744 George Busbee Parkway Northwest Kennesaw, GA (2.9 Miles)
  • Ted’s Montana Grill- 2500 Cobb Pl Ln NW  Kennesaw, GA 30144 (3 Miles)
  • Olive Garden- 429 Barrett Pkwy Kennesaw, GA 30144 (3.2 Miles)
  • Longhorn Steakhouse- 2700 Town Center Drive, Suite 7 Kennesaw, GA 30144 (3.2 Miles)
  • Bahama Breeze- 755 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW Kennesaw, GA 30144 (3.3 Miles)
  • Trackside Grilll- 2840 South Main Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144 (3.7 Miles)
  • Copeland’s of Kennesaw- 1142 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 (3.8 Miles)
  • Provino’s Italian Restaurant- 440 Ernest W Barrett NW # 1 Kennesaw, GA 30144 (3.9 Miles)

All panelists, speakers, and attendees are required to arrange their own ground transportation. One-way transportation from the Atlanta Airport to Kennesaw-area hotels starts from $65 for a taxi and $45 for a shared-ride van. Some hotels offer local shuttles to shopping, restaurants, and etc., but many do not. To make a reservation, please contact the taxi company directly. Some local companies are listed below.

**This information is provided for your convenience only. The Center for Conflict Management does not recommend or guarantee the services of any of the businesses listed here.**

 

ARRIVING IN ATLANTA
U.S. Immigration and Customs Forms
While you are on the plane, you will receive two forms. One of them is the Customs form. The other is called I-94. Complete all forms truthfully by marking “x” or “√” in the appropriate boxes on the form. Do not bring restricted items, such as meat, fish, or raw animal product; do not bring fruits, raw vegetables or live plants. If you bring food items, they must be dried and/or processed. If you decide to bring favorite foodstuff from your country, then you must check the appropriate box when you are completing the Customs form. Agriculture Section at the airport may then screen your bag.

If Atlanta Airport is Your First Port of Entry
This means you have a direct flight into Atlanta. Atlanta airport is big; it is one gigantic place, and may be confusing if this is your first time. Take a moment to study and master the information below.
a. You will likely arrive in Concourse E. You will first go through Immigration where you will present your passport and any other documents, your passport will be stamped, and you will receive a stamped I-94 attached to your passport;
b. Next you will pick up your checked luggage at the baggage claim belt or carousel for your flight (look at the computer screen for this information);
c. After picking up your luggage, you will proceed through the Customs area. Your luggage may or may not be screened/searched;
d. Next you will check in your luggage again. This is where most visitors get confused. The point is that the Customs area is very far from the terminal building, so you will check in your bag(s) to be transported to the terminal building. Just follow instructions/ directions/ signs. There will also be workers to direct you or ask you to place the bags on a particular belt;
e. Next, after checking in your luggage, you will go through airport security. This is another confusing point, but let’s just say the airport authority know why;
f. Next, you will follow the signs that read “Baggage Claim and Ground Transportation”—the signs will lead you to a transportation area where you have the option of going the distance on foot or by train. We advise the train; and it will take you through Concourses D, C, B, A, T (in that order) until it gets to Baggage Claim. You will come out of the train at Baggage Claim. The train ride should take about 10 minutes but walking may take more than 30 minutes;
g. After coming out of the train, you will go up a long escalator. Follow the signs that direct you to your airline’s baggage claim area. This is where you will finally pick up your luggage.

If Atlanta Airport is NOT Your First Port of Entry
This means you have entered the United States at another airport and then flew on a connecting flight to Atlanta. Upon arriving at that airport of first entry (e.g., New York, Washington, or Chicago), you will go through Immigration, pick up your checked-in luggage, and then go through customs. After these, find your connecting flight, check in, and board. Your flight to Atlanta will now a local flight. Once you arrive in Atlanta Airport, follow the directions from #2.f (above).

Ground Transportation to KSU/Hotel
All panelists, speakers, and attendees are required to arrange their own ground transportation. One-way transportation from the Atlanta Airport to Kennesaw-area hotels starts from $65 for a taxi and $45 for a shared-ride van. We recommend making taxi or shuttle reservations in advance. Please see the listing above for some local transportation providers.

PHONES
Receiving international calls in your hotel room is free. Making direct international calls from your hotel room can be expensive. Instead, you can use international calling cards when making such calls. These cards are available locally and you will be able to purchase them upon your arrival. Follow the instructions on the cards to use them. For mobile phones, SIM cards are available with several network carriers, which will give you a local US phone number. However, you must first ensure that your handset is "international," meaning it is tri-band or quad-band and can work in the US. Most Blackberry phones have been used successfully with US SIM cards.

MONEY
Currency
The acceptable currency is US Dollar. Other major currencies (the Euro and UK Pound) may be changed at the airport to the US Dollar. Estimate carefully how much you would need for your out-of-pocket expenses. Note that there is a limit to the amount of money that visitors are allowed to bring into the country.

Credit and Debit Cards
Most major credit cards are accepted. Some credit card companies charge an additional fee for each transaction conducted overseas. You may want to notify your credit card company of where and when you will be traveling to avoid receiving a fraud alert on your account. Debit cards may also be used, but check with your bank to confirm their fees and to identify any compatibility issues with United States ATMs.

WEATHER
For the most accurate and current weather information visit, www.weather.com.  Atlanta temperatures in April range from 73° (23° C) to 50° (10° C).

 

 

Registration fees Panelists and Speakers Travel Information
  • Early Bird (valid until February 29, 2012): $125
  • Regular Registration: $150
  • Graduate Student: $75
  • Undergraduate Student: FREE
  • All panelists and speakers are required to register for the conference by March 2, 2012.
  • Completed papers are due March 2, 2012. Please see the link for paper submission instructions below.
  • All panelists, speakers, and attendees are required to arrange their own transportation and accomodations.
  • The Center for Conflict Management is not providing funding to cover speakers' expenses (airfare, accommodations, food, etc.).
     
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