Main Conference Venue

Nestled on a 26-acre natural preserve, the luxurious Emory Conference Center Hotel will be the main conference venue as well as the main accommodation site. Conference sessions, vendor exhibits, and the IALL General Meeting will take place in the hotel’s meeting spaces.

Opening Reception

The opening reception on Sunday, October 22, will be held at Emory Law School’s Bacardi Plaza. The law school, located just down the road from the conference center hotel, is one of the nation’s top-ranked law schools. Tours of the MacMillan Law Library will be offered, as well as a lecture on the history of Atlanta.

IALL Annual Dinner

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, one of the premier cultural attractions in Atlanta, will be the site for the annual dinner on Wednesday, October 25. The dinner will take place in the Museum’s Great Hall, which features articulated skeletons of two of the world’s largest dinosaurs and access to a terrace overlooking one of Atlanta’s most extensive natural forest preserves. Delegates will also have special, exclusive access to one of the Museum’s extraordinary exhibits.

Emory Libraries

In addition to the Law School’s MacMillan Law Library, delegates will be able to tour Emory University’s other libraries, including the main Woodruff Library; the Pitts Theology Library; the Health Science Research Library; and the Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights, located in downtown Atlanta, connects Atlanta’s past as the center for the Civil Rights Movement with today’s fight for global human rights. The Center hosts special exhibits and events and works to empower visitors to engage with the past, present, and future of civil and human rights.

Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Founded in 1982 by former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn through a joint partnership with Emory University, the Carter Center studies and addresses international conflicts and crises and works to advance peace, freedom, and human rights on a global scale. Through its international programs, initiatives, and partnerships, the Center seeks to eradicate disease, resolve conflict, and above all, relieve human suffering in its many forms.

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is part of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Presidential Library System. The Library houses President Jimmy Carter’s papers as well as materials related to the Carter administration and family. The Museum contains special exhibits related to President Carter and his presidency, including a replica of the Oval Office and photographs and other memorabilia from Jimmy Carter’s life and political career.