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Proposal for the 35th International
Electric Propulsion Conference
Proposed Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA
Proposed Date: October 8-12, 2017
Mitchell Walker (Chair)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Vadim Khayms (Co-Chair)
Lockheed Martin
Rostislav Spector (Technical Chair)
Aerospace Corporation
Georgia Institute of Technology/Lockheed Martin
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Atlanta – A Great Place for the IEPC!
• Easy to get to from anywhere in the world
• Outstanding conference facilities with experienced
team
• Excellent venues for the Welcome Reception and
Gala Dinner
• Great hotels for a wide range of prices and locations
• Fun places to visit in the city for families
Come to Atlanta in 2017!!!
Georgia Institute of Technology/Lockheed Martin
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Redlines denote direct DELTA flights
ATLANTA
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
ATLANTA
Redlines denote direct DELTA flights
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
ATLANTA
Redlines denote direct DELTA flights
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Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech is a science and technology
focus institute regularly ranked as one of
the top ten public universities in the
United States by U.S. News & World
Report. College of Engineering is the
largest program in the U. S.
*20-minute MARTA train ride from the airport to GT Hotel and Conference Center ($4)
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Conference Venue:
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
www.gatechhotel.com
254 rooms
Physically separate from academic campus.
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Conference Venue:
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
www.gatechhotel.com
Physical Space
• Can accommodate the plenary (755 person
Ballroom)
• 19 rooms with more than a 50 person
capacity
• Adjacent to hotel
• Adjacent to restaurants
Features
• Complimentary operational staff support
and event service
-Registration
-In-house A/V team
• Continuous refreshment breaks
• In-house catering
Additional space available in colocated Global Learning Center
www.gatechcenter.com
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Experience of Team with Venue
• The Space Shuttle: An Engineering Milestone
– June 6-8, 2011 – GT Hotel & Conference Center
– http://www.ae.gatech.edu/spaceshuttlesymp/
• 6th International Planetary Probe Workshop
– June 21-27, 2008 – GT Hotel & Conference Center
– https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/26878
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Reception Venue:
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
• When: Sunday, October 8, 2017 (6-9 p.m.)
• Where: Atrium GT Global Learning Center
(same block as GT Hotel & Conference Center)
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Gala Dinner Venue:
Georgia Aquarium
http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/
October 11, 2017
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Local Hotels
Train
2000’
Train
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Hotels Near Venue
Courtyard Atlanta - Midtown
1132 Techwood Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone 404-607-1112
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/atlmn-courtyard-atlanta-midtown-georgiatech/?app=resvlink
Hampton Inn
244 North Ave., N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404-881-0881
www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/hampton-inn-atlantageorgia-tech-downtown-ATLGTHX/index.html
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference [email protected] Tech
Square (venue)
800 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-838-2060
www.gatechhotel.com
Melia Atlanta
590 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-877-9000
www.reservation-desk.com/MeliaAtlanta
Regency Suites- Midtown Atlanta
Renaissance
975 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404.876.5003
866 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 678.412.2400
www.regencysuites.com
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/atlbd-renaissance-atlanta-midtown-hotel
Georgian Terrace Hotel
659 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404.897.1991
Toll Free: 800.651.2316
www.thegeorgianterrace.com
*Hotel Rates range from $124-$160 per night
*Block room rates $110 per night
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Sample of Atlanta Sites
• Federal Reserve Bank,
0.7 (miles)
• Fox Theatre, 0.7 mi
• Margaret Mitchell House
& Museum, 0.7 mi
• World of Coca-Cola, 1.1
• Children’s Museum, 1.1
• Georgia Aquarium, 1.2
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High Museum of Art, 1.3
Woodruff Arts Center, 1.3
Center for Puppetry Art, 1.4
Centennial Olympic Park, 1.6
CNN Center, 2.0 mi
J. Carter Library & Museum
The MLK Center, 2.4
Civil Rights Museum, 1.5
Atlanta Sports: Braves, Falcons, Hawks
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60898-Activities-Atlanta_Georgia.html
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Tentative Agenda
Time
Sunday
8 a.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Continental
Breakfast
Continental
Breakfast
Continental
Breakfast
Continental
Breakfast
Parallel Sessions
Parallel Sessions
Parallel Sessions
9 a.m.
Plenary Lecture
10:30 a.m.
Parallel Sessions
10:30 a.m.
Industry Panel
11 a.m.
Government Panel
(NASA, ESA,
JAXA, ISRO,…)
Industry Panel
12 p.m.
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
4 p.m.
On-site
Registration
and Check in
at GT Hotel &
Conference
Center
Buffet Lunch
Parallel Sessions
Lunch on your own
Parallel Sessions
Buffet Lunch
Parallel Sessions
ERPS General
Meeting
ERPS Executive
Lunch
Technical Visits
• LM Marietta
• Delta Tech Ops
• HPEPL
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
8 p.m.
9 p.m.
Poster Session
Reception
Awards Ceremony
Gala Dinner
(GA Aquarium)
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Unique changes to increase
value of attendance:
• All papers due 30 days before Conference
– Enables more in-depth discussion
• Industry panels that address major issues
– e.g., insurance, bus design drivers, tanks, etc…
• Possible sessions arranged in Tracks/Themes
– e.g., T/P ratio, system integration, cost reduction, etc..
• Advertise to encourage customer attendance
– e.g., SpaceNews, direct contact with primes and customers
• Possible Exhibit area
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Sponsors
• Traditional
– Aerojet-Rocketdyne
– Busek
– DB Industries
– L-3 ETI
– Lockheed Martin
– SNECMA
• Others
– Boeing
– Keystone Engineering
– Linde
– Moog
– Orbital Sciences/ATK
– Space Systems Loral
– SpaceX
– ULA
– Vacco
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Estimated Conference
Budget
Early Registration: 150 @ $700 = $105,000
Late Registration: 100 @ $850 = $85,000
Student Registration 35 @ $100 = $3,500
Industry Donations : ~ $80,000
Government Sponsorship = ~ $10,000
GT facility rent: $50,000
Food Catering: $100,000
Aquarium Gala Dinner: $50,000
Website/papers : ~ $40,000
Transportation: ~ $15,000
Miscellaneous: ~ $20,000
Conference Income Estimate: $283,500
Conference Expense Estimate: $275,000
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