Bridge 2016 is only a few days away! We hope you’re as excited as we are about three days of expert education, great networking opportunities and plenty of fun. Before you take off for Atlanta, though, we want to inform you of the details you need to make your trip and your stay as relaxing and easy as possible.
Packing for the trip
Couldn’t bring any liquids on the plane? Forgot something at home? The Hyatt Regency has toiletry items available in case you forget things like your toothbrush or makeup remover. Can’t find it there, or need a pharmacy? CVS is located in the Mall at Peachtree Center, less than a block away.
What to wear? Bridge 2016 is a professional conference but is still intended to be a casual event. There is no need to dress up unless you want to. Springtime in Atlanta can become humid and rainy, with temperatures in the 70s. Most events will take place inside the hotel, but feel free to bring a rain jacket or umbrella.
We do, however, suggest bringing your Casino attire for Softdocs Night Live, our Monday evening social event. Here you’ll be able to roll the dice and enjoy dinner with other attendees.
Transportation to the hotel from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
MARTA: The MARTA station at Atlanta airport is located in the baggage claim area. Traveling from the airport, all trains go directly downtown, with a stop at Peachtree Center less than one block from the Hyatt Regency. Traveling to the airport from the Peachtree Center stop, any southbound red or gold line will take you directly back to the platform at baggage claim. You can also take MARTA to one of your free time activities; check the website for maps and fare information.
Cascade Taxi Company: One of the highest-rated taxi companies in Atlanta, Cascade will take you directly to and from your airport terminal to the Hyatt Regency, as well as anywhere downtown. Just call 404.758.5521 to get a ride.
Uber: Download the app and link a credit card for fast and cashless service to and from the airport. Select your destination and receive your fare and driver information as soon as you request a ride.
Super Shuttle: Schedule your ride to and from the airport ahead of time with SuperShuttle. Receive your fare information and itinerary ahead of time, and save 10% by downloading the app and using the code “SSAPP” at checkout.
Driving to Atlanta?
For detailed directions, click here. Or put 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 into your GPS. The Hyatt Regency is located in downtown Atlanta, which can be heavy in traffic. Smartphone apps like Waze can give you real-time updates on accidents and other alerts.
Self-parking is available at the Hyatt Regency for $24 per vehicle, per night. Guests may elect to self-park at off-property locations, such as Peachtree Center Parking Garage (161 Peachtree Center Avenue) or SunTrust Plaza Parking Garage (303 Peachtree Center Avenue) or 227 Courtland Street Parking Garage (227 Courtland Street, NE). These covered garages are two blocks from the hotel and are available at a discounted rate for Hyatt guests. Charges are $16 for, per vehicle, per night, with no in/out privileges.
Want to save time at the check-in counter? Check in ahead of time online.
Browse to https://www.hyattwebin.com or call 1-800-CHECK-IN.
Once on-site, stop by the Touch and Go automated check-in kiosk to grab your key and head right up to your room.
When you get here
After checking in to your guest room, look for the Softdocs Bridge sign (between the check-in counter and the on-site gift shop) and head towards conference registration. Softdocs team members will also be in the lobby area to help you only our way.
Arriving after Sunday? No problem! Stop at the Softdocs Help Desk when you arrive for your conference guide, nametag and welcome bag full of conference necessities and Softdocs swag. The Help Desk is located on the Embassy Level of the International Tower.
Upon your arrival, you will receive a full Conference Guide that includes a map, detailed agenda and much more. No need to print a copy of what’s listed on our website – we will have everything you need at the Registration and Help Desk. Feel free to take a look at what’s happening at Bridge ahead of time on our website.
Sessions and Roundtables: With great sessions, round tables, boot camps and hands-on learning labs to choose from, you are sure to leave with a wealth of knowledge from the Softdocs team and our special guest speakers.
Boot Camps: Back by popular demand, we will have Boot Camps on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. While not a complete replacement for on-site training, these 4-hour sessions will help you dive deeper into our solutions and what they can do for your institution. Each Boot Camp is limited to 10 attendees and spaces are filling up quickly, so sign up now to secure your spot!
One-on-One Sessions: Sign-up sheets will be available at registration and throughout the conference for anyone who would like to speak with a Softdocs team member. Twenty-minute sessions will take place on Tuesday, March 22. Not enough time? Not a problem! We can schedule a time to meet when convenient throughout the conference.
Hands-on Leaning Labs: Sign up for any Learning Labs you wish to attend at the Registration Table. Attendees will be provided a laptop to use in a classroom environment. For information on Hands-On Learning Labs, visit our website.
Opening Reception and Dine Around on Sunday, 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.: When you register on Sunday, don’t forget to sign up for your favorite restaurant! After enjoying our opening reception, walk with fellow customers and a few members of the Softdocs team to your chosen location and enjoy some of the best food Atlanta has to offer. For details on the Dine Around, visit our website.
Softdocs Night Live on Monday Night, 6:30 to 10 p.m.: Live from Atlanta, it’s Softdocs Night Live! Follow the Sky Bridges to join us at Nikolai’s Roof at the Hilton, where we will transform the rooftop restaurant into our own little casino overlooking the entire downtown area. You will be treated to an evening of wonderful food, lively entertainment and chances to win great prizes. We bet you’ll have a great time, and that’s no bluff. Don’t forget your Casino attire and best poker face!
Lost? Confused on where to go during the week?
Call or text the Softdocs Help Line at (803) 315-4608 and one of our team members will help you. The number will remain available throughout the conference, so be sure to put it in your phone!
We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!