Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who has spoken at various Atlanta-based events for small business owners, including events sponsored by Bloomberg TV and Comcast Cable. He speaks about online marketing and the use of social media to promote businesses. As an author and professional speaker, Patrick specializes in innovative small business marketing, business trends and self-employment. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. So if you’re planning an event at World Congress Center on Andrew Young International Boulevard, the Georgia International Convention Center on Convention Center Concourse, the Emory Conference Center Hotel on Clifton Road or any of the other meeting facilities in Atlanta, Georgia, Patrick can deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.
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Atlanta has many conference facilities, including:
- Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center on Spring Street North West
- Emory Conference Center Hotel on Clifton Road
- Georgia World Congress Center on Andrew Young International Boulevard North West
- Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center on Lenox Road North East
- Sheraton Atlanta Hotel on Courtland Street North East
- Other meeting spaces in Buckhead, Decator and Brookhaven
General Information about Atlanta, Georgia, for Meeting Planners
Atlanta is the capital city of the state of Georgia and is also its largest city. The greater Atlanta area is home to over 5 million people, making it the 9th largest metropolitan area in the country. The city played a major role in the civil rights movement and is known as the center of black culture, wealth and power. The city rose to international prominence when it hosted the Summer Olympics in 1996 and now has an economy that ranks 15th among world cities. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.
2014 Business Conventions in Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta will play host to hundreds of business conferences in 2014. The Atlanta Marriott Northwest at the Galleria will be the location for the Business Analyst World 2014 being hosted by Greater Atlanta Chapter of IIBA in March. A Bioenergy Fuels & Products Conference & Expo will be hosted at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta by the Wood Bioenergy magazine, Panel World magazine and Georgia Research Institute in March. September will bring the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA), being held at the Marriott Perimeter Center at Perimeter Center Parkway. Also in September, the Women Excelling in Business Conference being organized by National Association for Female Executives Atlanta Network (NAFE Atlanta). This conferennce will be held at the Morrow Center on Southlake Circle.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Atlanta
Atlanta Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Georgia aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Cascade United Toastmasters meets at Cascade United Methodist Church on Cascade Road South West (Saturday at 9:30 AM), Capitol Hill Toastmasters meets at Floyd Building – Room 426A West Tower on Piedmont Avenue (Tuesday at 12:05 PM), City of Atlanta Club meets at Atlanta City Hall on Trinity Avenue South West (Thursday at 12:15 PM) and APS CLL meets at Atlanta Public Schools on Trinity Avenue South West (Wednesday at 12:05 PM).
Atlanta Food Choices for Convention Attendees
If you’re visiting Atlanta, to attend a business convention, you might want to check out a few of the local hot spots while you’re in town. Bones in Buckhead (404-237-2663) is an awesome steakhouse in one of the cities most dynamic neighborhoods. Brick Store Pub in Decatur (404-687-0990) is a traditional American pub and brewery. Two Urban Licks in Poncey-Highland (404-522-4622) is a fun bar with wine on tap and homemade infused cocktails. Ecco in Midtown (404-347-9555) is a classy but trendy spot that offers modern European food without being too expensive. And finally, Murphy’s in Virginia Highland (404-872-0904) is great for breakfast and brunch.
Atlanta Attractions for Conference Delegates
Before or after the conference, there are a number of sites worth visiting while in Atlanta. Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site is a great place to start, offering enormous historical significance to it’s visitors. The Fox Theatre on Peachtree Street Northeast is another popular attraction, boasting the “Mighty Mo” classic Moller organ (with over 3,600 pipes) and a recently-restored 1920s gilded look. Other famous attractions include the New World of Coca-Cola (Coke is based in Atlanta), the Inside CNN Studio Tour at the CNN Center (another Atlanta-based corporation) and the Georgia Aquarium (the largest in the world with over 8 million gallons of water).