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PIUG 2017 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

The Complete 21st Century Patent Searcher —
Addressing Our Skills Gaps

Saturday, May 20 - Thursday, May 25, 2017
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30346

Twitter: #PIUG17


See the Google Atlanta, Georgia USA website.

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) services most airlines and is the closest international airport (24 miles, 39 kilometers) to the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations at the PIUG group rate are available by contacting the hotel at 1-800-554-0055 or via the PIUG Conference Reservation web page. Identify yourself as attending the PIUG 2017 Annual Conference.

The rates for a Standard Guestroom are $169 for single or double, $194 for triple and $219 for quadruple occupancy. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 12% plus $5.00 per room per night "Hotel-Motel Fee."

Check-in time is 4:00 pm. Check-out time is noon.

We have been notified by the hotel that due to technical difficulties with their reservation system, the deadline for the room block has been extended through May 5, 2017.  Please remember to make your hotel reservation prior to 11:59 PM EDT on May 5, 2017 in order to guarantee the room prices negotiated by PIUG for this conference. After that, it is at the hotel's discretion to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability. Depending on availability, the hotel will honor the PIUG room rate for three (3) days before and after the event.

Hotel Related Transportation

Marta   IMPORTANT NOTE for International Travelers: Marta machines do not accept International Credit Cards. Please have at least $6 in cash to pay for round trip tickets.

Videos are available at the link above to give you a tour of the Airport Marta Station including the discussion of where it is located and how to obtain your tickets.

The hotel is located only 1.5 blocks from the Dunwoody Station that is accessible through the Red Line straight from the Airport Station.  This is a very economical option and runs frequently through reasonable commuting times.  See below:

Red Line               

Red Line customers traveling from the Airport after 9:00 PM any day must board the Gold Line train and transfer at Lindbergh Center Station to the Red Line for North Springs service.   Get off at the Dunwoody Station.

Red Line customers traveling to the Airport after 8:30 PM when returning home must transfer at Lindbergh Center Station to the Gold Line to continue to the Airport Station.                             

SPECIAL ALERT:  Saturday May 20 & Sunday May 21

Saturday May 20, 2017,  

Red Line customers traveling from the Airport must board the Gold Line train and transfer at Lindbergh Center Station to the Red Line for North Springs service.   Get off at the Dunwoody Station.

Sunday May 21, 2017, 

Red Line customers traveling from the Airport must board the Gold Line train and transfer at Lindbergh Center Station to the Red Line for North Springs service.   Get off at the Dunwoody Station.

 6-9am  Every 10 mins
 9am-3pm  12 mins 
 3-7pm  Every 10 mins 
 7-8:30pm  12 - 15 mins 
 8pm and later  Approx. 20 mins 

Standard Fare
Standard MARTA fare is $2.50 with four free transfers allowed within a three-hour period. These transfers are not valid for round trips.

Senior Citizens, Disabled Riders and Medicare Recipients
Riders who are 65 or older, who have a Medicare card, or who have a medical or mental disability pay a reduced fare of $1.

Hotel Shuttle
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle that will take you to any local business within a two-mile radius of the hotel.  This includes the Marta Dunwoody Transit Station for those travelers who have a lot of luggage or need other assistance.  Call +1-770-395-7700.

Directions to Hotel
By Car:  Head towards I-285. Proceed to exit 29 (Ashford-Dunwoody Road). Turn LEFT on Ashford-Dunwoody Road
Walking from the Marta Dunwoody Station:  Leaving the MARTA station turn LEFT on to Perimeter Center Blvd. At the light turn LEFT on to Hammond Dr. Cross over Ashford-Dunwoody Rd and the Crowne Plaza Ravinia will be on your left. (Distance: 0.03 MI/0.05 KM - approx. 1.5 blocks SOUTH EAST to Hotel)

Airport Shuttle Services

Local Shared-Ride Shuttles run approximately 15 minutes in between trips and provide service to cities in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. Most shared-ride shuttles pick up on the Green Bus Aisle, which is outside in the Ground Transportation area between the Domestic North and Domestic South Terminals. Contact the company directly to ask questions or make reservations. Search below for a list of cities and communities within the Local Shared-Ride Shuttle Service areas:

List of Shuttles for - DUNWOODY

Local Shuttle Company Shuttle Service Phone NumberI
Airport Perimeter Connection 404-761-0260
Atlanta Airport Superior Shuttle & Limo 770-457-4794
Atlanta Hotels Connection 404-312-2479
Daytime Transportation 770-939-2337
Greater Atlanta Shuttle, Inc. 678-85-17063
Shuttle Plus LLC dba ATL 770-801-8000

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