These tips will prepare you for a great experience at the Atlanta Student Government Training Conference.
The conference is being held at Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus, 555 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston GA, 30021. Download the campus map. Parking is free at the conference location. Please park in lot 2 and walk to the conference in building CN, which is the student center.
Text ASGA at conference ONLY: 352-258-4604
1. Raise money for conference
2. Register for conference
- See conference registration tips to help you save money
- See sample “excuse letter” that your attendees can give to professors so they can miss class to attend this conference (optional)
- See sample delegate contract that each of your attendees should sign (optional)
- See conference attendance form that each of your attendees should sign and have signed by an ASGA representative (optional)
- See sample press release that you can send to your campus and local newspapers, radio, and TV, as well as your institution’s public affairs office (optional)
3. Reserve hotel room(s)
There are so many inexpensive choices for hotels in the Atlanta area. ASGA recommends that you choose a hotel that serves your group for sight-seeing, restaurants, and proximity to the airport.
4. Purchase airline ticket(s)
ASGA recommends that you fly if it would take you more than eight hours to drive. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is about 20 miles from Georgia State University Perimeter College – Clarkston Campus, the official conference venue.
5. Arrange for ground transportation
Remember that you will need transportation to and from the conference location, your hotel, restaurants, and attractions.
6. Review and print directions
You can find directions to the conference site at our Directions page.
7. Wear “business casual”
Your attire should be “business casual” at all conference functions.
8. Get the ASGA Conferences App
Grab the ASGA Conferences App for your iOS or Android device, and have the conference schedule, speaker information, directions, ASGA contact information, and more at your fingertips before and during the conference.
9. Bring business cards & college paraphernalia
Make sure you bring business cards, brochures, and fliers to exchange with other delegates.
10. Check the local weather
In early April, it can be warm in Atlanta. But it may be cool in meeting rooms, which are air-conditioned.
11. Review and print the Conference Schedule
Then you can decide on which workshops to attend and be aware of when the conference starts and ends.
12. Read these conference articles
Responsible Student Government leaders and advisors make sure they get as much as possible from the conferences they attend.
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