RESPECT 2024 will take place at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, located in midtown Atlanta.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the conference venue hotel at a discounted rate. The room block is reserved through April 13th, 2024. These discounted rates will not be available after that date.

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Address: 800 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (800)706-2899 or (404) 838-2100
Room Rate: $219 + taxes per night (Non-smoking king and double bed accommodations)
Reserve your room here:

Must be booked by April 13, 2024

Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking. For any other requests or inquiries, please enter this information within the appropriate request boxes during the reservation process or call the hotel directly.

For any additional nights needed before May 13, 2024, or after May 18, 2024, please contact the hotel directly to check availability.

Getting Around Atlanta

Welcome to Atlanta!  This Getting Around Atlanta guide is designed to make your stay as convenient and enjoyable as possible, while also enabling you to experience the richness of the city, its people, and its history.  Given the conference’s focus on social justice, the guide highlights local businesses owned by individuals who identify as Black, Latine, female, and/or LGBTQ+.  It also recommends several attractions that celebrate the city’s contributions to advancing justice locally, nationally, and across the globe.  Additionally, you’ll find valuable information on local resources, from urgent care facilities and hospitals to grocery stores, and more.  Before you arrive, check out Visit Midtown to familiarize yourself with Midtown, a neighborhood widely considered to be the heart of Atlanta, where RESPECT will take place.  We hope you find everything you need for a smooth and memorable experience in Atlanta.

Public Transportation

  • MARTA: Atlanta’s rapid transit system.  MARTA trains and buses provide service to many important locations, including the airport, downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, and various parts of the city.  Consider buying a Breeze card for convenient tap-and-go fares.
  • Atlanta Streetcar: The streetcar runs a 2.7-mile loop in downtown Atlanta connecting popular areas like Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park.

Ride-Sharing and Taxis

  • Uber and Lyft: Both operate in Atlanta.
  • Taxis: Traditional taxis can be found throughout the city and at the airport.

Other Options

  • Walking: Midtown is pedestrian-friendly.  Download a Midtown Walking Map.
  • Biking: Rent a bike from a local bike-share program.  Check out Ride the City to plan your bike trip.


  • APEX Museum: Oldest Black History Museum in Atlanta. Its mission is to accurately interpret and present history from an African-American perspective to help all visitors better understand and appreciate the contributions of African Americans-.  Opens Tuesday-Saturday: 11 AM-5 PM, Sunday: 1 PM- 5 PM (closed Mondays).
  • Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History: Houses an extensive collection of materials focused on African American culture and history.  Open Tuesday-Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM (closed Sunday and Monday). 
  • Georgia Aquarium: One of the largest aquariums in the world.  Generally open daily 9 AM- 5 PM, but hours can vary by day. 
  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights: Exhibits connecting the American Civil Rights Movement with global human rights struggles throughout history and today.  Open Daily: 9 AM – 5 PM.
  • Spelman College Museum of Fine Art: Showcases a significant collection of works by women of the African diaspora.  Located on the campus of Spelman College.  Open Tuesday-Saturday: 11 AM – 4 PM (closed Sunday and Monday)
  • The High Museum of Art: Renowned for its extensive art collection, ranging from classic to contemporary works.  Open Tuesday-Sunday: 11 AM- 5 PM, Extended hours on Fridays.

Always double-check museum hours on their official websites before heading out, as they are subject to change.


  • Bomb Biscuit: A popular spot specializing in Southern-style biscuits, breakfast sandwiches, and other comfort food.
  • Breaker Breaker: Casual restaurant serving seafood, po’boys, etc.
  • Busy Bee Cafe: Atlanta institution serving soul food dishes.
  • La Semilla: Modern Latin, plant-based cuisine.
  • Marcus Bar & Grille: Restaurant by chef Marcus Samuelsson focused on modern American cuisine, with steaks and seafood.
  • Local Green Atlanta: Health-conscious restaurant with bowls, salads, smoothies, etc. Focus on fresh, plant-forward ingredients.
  • Paschal’s: Historic Atlanta restaurant renowned for its Southern cooking, particularly its fried chicken.
  • Municipal Market in Sweet Auburn (The Curb Market): A historic indoor market housing a variety of food stalls offering global cuisines, prepared foods, and fresh produce.
  • Rumi’s Kitchen: Contemporary restaurant serving creative Persian cuisine alongside cocktails & wine
  • Taqueria Del Sol: Counter-serve restaurant known for its tacos, burritos, and other casual Mexican fare.
  • Tassili’s Raw Reality: Cafe specializing in raw, vegan dishes like wraps, salads, and creative entrees.
  • Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours: Blend of contemporary and traditional Southern cuisine, with dishes like shrimp & grits and oxtails, in a vibrant setting.
  • Tio Lucho’s: Upscale Mexican restaurant with a focus on fresh ingredients and vibrant presentation.
  • The Slutty Vegan: Black-owned restaurant serving plant-based burgers.


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