ICALEO® | Oct. 22—26, 2017
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel (Atlanta, GA USA)

Travel & Accommodation

Atlanta is the capital city of the Southeast, a city of the future with strong ties to its past. The old in new Atlanta is the soul of the city, the heritage that enhances the quality of life in a contemporary city.

The average October temperatures in Atlanta are a high of 73°F/23°C and a low of 52°F/11°C.

For your monetary conversion needs, the Universal Currency Converter®, allows you to perform interactive foreign exchange rate calculations on the Internet, using live, up-to-the-minute currency rates.

For things to do in the city, visit http://www.atlanta.net/attend. You may also find Atlanta-area discounts on attractions, dining and more with the Savings in the City Card.

Visa Application

We recommend all non-US participants apply for their visas at least 3 months before the congress. However, some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews so you should first contact the consulate to find out how long the wait is for an interview. For more information, visit the International Visitors Office.

Visa Letter Request Form

*Attention Travelers*
Please prepare for the New Requirements for Travelers to and from Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

All Travelers will be required to have a passport or other secure, accepted document to enter or re-enter the United States. For more details go to: http://travel.state.gov.

Hotel Information

Sheraton® Atlanta 165 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, Georgia USA 30303

1.800.833.8624 Toll Free (US only)

Make Reservation Group rate is available until Oct. 7

Why should I stay at the ICALEO Conference hotel?

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Sheraton Atlanta is surrounded by sensational dining, enviable attractions, and vibrant nightlife just minutes from the Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena, Turner Field, and Georgia Aquarium. This hotel is 10 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International. When you book through ICALEO your guest room internet access is included at no additional charge. Additionally, staying onsite provides you with easy access to network with your LIA friends and fellow conference attendees.

Beware of hotel housing scams

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) has partnered directly with the Sheraton Atlanta listed above for the 36th ICALEO. All accommodation bookings should be arranged directly through the Sheraton Atlanta. LIA / ICALEO does not endorse or have a relationship with any other housing company or hotels.
**All attendees and exhibitors should be aware that no one from LIA / ICALEO solicits directly by telephone for hotel bookings or special discounts. It has been brought to our attention that a company that is not affiliated with LIA / ICALEO has been contacting our attendees offering lower rates. Please note that Global Housing is not part of our organization and that we do not recommend you giving your details and credit card information to this company.

Travel Information

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport 6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320

Atlanta Airport Shuttle is providing ICALEO Attendees with discounted shuttle services. Click here, and use the discount code ACVB.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport accepts Uber and Lyft pickups and drop offs. Please visit Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's website for additional information. If you intend to use either of these services please install the application to your smart phone prior to your arrival.

Vehicle rental is available through Avis Rental Car: 1.800.331.1600. Please provide the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number, J093783, when calling Avis to make reservations to ensure they receive the best available car rental rates. The AWD will be effective from seven days prior to the event until seven days after the event.

Discounted Avis vehicle rentals for ICALEO 2017 are available here with your automatically populated the AWD number.

MARTA (Atlana Transit System)
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority or MARTA is the principal rapid-transit system in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Purchase a reloadable Breeze Card ($1) and add the desired fare amount; $2.50 per single ride. Breeze Cards can be purchased at Breeze vending machines located in rail stations, MARTA Ride Stores, or order the MARTA Visitor's Pass in advance.
To learn more, go to itsmarta.com or call +1.404.848.5000 for more information.

  • From the Atlanta International Airport (11.4 miles):
    Take Interstate 85 North to Interstate 75/Interstate 85; Exit 248C (International Blvd). Turn left onto International Boulevard. The hotel will be to the left.
  • From Interstate 85 Southbound:
    Follow I-85 S to Courtland St NE in Atlanta. Take exit 249A from I-75/I-85S. Continue on Courtland St NE to your destination.The hotel will be on your right.
  • From Interstate 75 Northbound:
    Follow I-75 N to Atlanta. Take exit 248C from I-75 N/I-85 N. Follow Andrew Young International Blvd NE to your destination. The hotel will be on the left.
  • From Interstate 20 Eastbound:
    Follow I-20 E to Atlanta. Take exit 248C from I-75 N/I-85 N. Follow Andrew Young International Blvd NE to your destination. The hotel will be on the left.
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