When’s the expo?
The expo will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where is the expo?
The expo will take place at Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. The address is 40 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
How do I get to Loudermilk Conference Center?
Get off at the Peachtree Center Station, take the set of escalators to Ellis Street. Once you get to the street level, you will see the Georgia Pacific Building on your left. Cross in front of Georgia Pacific Building and take a left onto John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. At the first traffic light, go right onto Peachtree Center Avenue. Walk on Peachtree Center Avenue and make a left between The Woodruff Volunteer Center parking deck and The Woodruff Volunteer Center (United Way Building). The Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community will be on the left facing The Woodruff Volunteer Center (United Way Building).
Exit #248-B Go left at the first traffic light (Edgewood Avenue). Go Approximately 4 blocks until you cross Courtland Street. At the next traffic light go right onto Peachtree Center Avenue and take the first entrance on your right (Lynch’s Ally). The entrance to the parking garage will be past the median on the left. The Loudermilk Center is adjacent to the parking garage.
Exit #249A- Courtland Street is one -way street going south. Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community will be on the right after Auburn Avenue. Turn right onto Lynches Alley (the street after Auburn Ave. and before Edgewood Ave.) and park in the United Way parking deck.
Exit #56B – Windsor/ Spring Street. Go straight to the third traffic light. Take a left on Central Avenue. Turn right onto Auburn Avenue, then right onto Courtland Street. Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community will be on the right. Turn right onto Lynches Alley (the street after Auburn Ave. and before Edgewood Ave.) and park in the United Way parking deck.
Exit #58A – Capital Avenue turn right at the light. Stay on Capitol Avenue, which changes into Piedmont Avenue after crossing MLK Jr. Drive. Turn left onto Auburn Avenue, then left onto Courtland Street. Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community will be on the right. Turn right onto Lunches Alley (the street after Auburn Ave. and before Edgewood Ave.) and park in the United Way parking deck.
Is there parking?
Yes! There will be FREE on-site parking; all parking will take place at the parking deck connected to the venue. You will need to get your parking ticket validated, make sure to bring the ticket with you to the event. If you lose your parking ticket, you will be responsible for your parking (the day rate is $5).
Please note there’s a lot of interest in the event. We encourage attendees to use MARTA or ridesharing apps like UBER or LYFT.
There is on-street parking as well. This parking is not free.
Is this event kid-friendly?
Yes! We will have a photo booth, face painting, and much more. These activities are FREE.
How long should I expect to be at the expo?
This expo is self-guided, so you can take as long as possible until the expo ends at 1 p.m. We just ask that you are mindful of others!
Does this event cost anything?
No. It’s FREE!
What schools will be there?
More than 40 schools have RSVP’d to attend. Each school represents a different attendance zone and we’ll note the district(s) they serve at their booths. We will also provide this information on a map.
What types of schools will be at the expo?
We will have traditional public schools, public charter schools, private schools, and a few local district representatives.
What districts are invited?
We’ve invited schools serving the following districts:
Atlanta Public Schools, Clayton County Public Schools, Cobb County Public Schools, DeKalb County Public Schools, Douglas County Public Schools, Fulton County Public Schools, Henry County Public Schools, and Gwinnett County Public Schools. There will also be charters that have a statewide attendance zone.
As stated earlier, every school has a different attendance zone, so please be aware that only some schools serve these districts.
When are applications due?
Each school has a different enrollment period. Please be sure to ask the school during the expo—they’re attending to answer your questions!
What if I have questions?
We’re here to help! If you’ve got questions in advance of the expo, please send an email to email@example.com. On the day of the expo, look out for volunteers wearing Atlanta Charter Expo t-shirts. They’re more than happy to help!