The negotiated rate at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is no longer available and the hotel is close to selling out on Sunday, May 6th & Monday, May 7th. Limited rooms are still available at the host hotel, Atlanta Marriott Buckhead on a first come first serve basis [and are subject to a higher rate]. Reservations can only be made by phone at 1-800-228-9290 and mention you are attending the Scrum Gathering. The hotel will try and give the best possible rates available to our attendees.
Alternatively should the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center sell out over the conference dates, we have listed some alternative hotel accommodations within walking distance below.
JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead – 0.3 miles [5 minute walk]
3300 Lenox Road Northeast
Courtyard by Marriott – 0.5 miles [8 minute walk]
3332 Peachtree Road NE
Why stay at the conference hotel?
This is where the action is! Networking opportunities are around every corner and in every elevator. Save time getting to and from breakouts and sessions, and enjoy the convenience of going back to your room between events to make phone calls and check emails. We appreciate you making your reservation at the conference hotel where we have negotiated contracts to give you the best value and service. Your reservation also helps ensure we meet our contractual obligations with the hotel.
Join Scrum community members from around the world as they gather together in Georgia for Scrum Alliance Global Gathering: Atlanta. You'll find plenty of ways to participate as you share experiences, exchange information, and collaborate with fellow Scrum users. Get value and expert insight that provides you with a framework for evaluating and incorporating Scrum while you learn from experienced practitioners and leaders in the Agile community.
To get to the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center there are a few options -
From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - ATL
Subway service fee: $2.50 USD (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: $40.00 USD (one way)
Executive Cars/limousines: $90.00 USD (one way)
Driving directions: Take I-85 North to exit #87 (Georgia 400), to Exit #2 (Lenox Road) Turn right and follow Lenox Road Signs, cross Peachtree Road. The Hotel is 1.5 blocks on the left.
Hotel direction: 17 mile(s) N
We've chosen Atlanta Marriott Buckhead in the uptown district of Atlanta to host the Gathering. Atlanta is known for its deep Southern roots which are evident in its offerings (think sweet tea and polite folks), but Atlanta is every bit a modern metropolis, with world-class attractions, entertainment and food.
Add some extra days to your trip and make time to visit some unique sites and attractions that distinguish Buckhead.
We are happy to offer the Southern Hospitality Savings program which gives gathering attendees great discounts and special offers to make the most out of your trip to Atlanta. Please note when you open the link there will be a list on the side. Enter here to see the savings: Atlanta Savings Program.
Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center features 32 acres of gardens, wildlife trails and woodland areas. The complex includes the 1840s Tullie Smith Farm and the fully restored 1928 Swan House mansion. The museum offers exhibitions on the Civil War, African-American heritage and Southern folk art, with a wing dedicated to the 1996 Olympic Games.
Buckhead Arts & Galleries
Major Buckhead design and cultural districts include Miami Circle, Peachtree Decorative Arts Plaza, Galleries of Peachtree Hills and Bennett Street. The Swan Coach House Gallery, located on the campus of the Atlanta History Center, exclusively features both established and upcoming Southern artists. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA-GA) permanently houses over 600 works by local artists in contemporary mediums.
Buckhead Entertainment and Nightlife
The luxurious community of Buckhead boasts exquisite dining and top-tier accommodations. See and be seen in the fabulous lounges such as The Gold Room, and enjoy the city’s most talented musicians at Dante’s Down the Hatch and the >Buckhead Theatre.
Legendary, Luxury Shopping
Experience Buckhead’s legendary shopping with exclusive specialty retailers such as Calvin Klein and Zara. Designer boutiques such as Hermes, Cartier and Kate Spade add a touch of glamour to any visit. Luxury retailers are found throughout Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany & Co. Visit Miami Circle and the Bennett Street District for museum-quality art and antiques.
TEW Galleries, Inc.TEW Galleries, Inc. is Atlanta’s leading contemporary fine art institution. Founded in 1987, the three-story town house-turned-art-gallery houses works in many genres, including abstract, landscape, and figurative art.
If you’d like to see more of central Atlanta, check out these popular sites:
As one of Atlanta's newest attractions, the Georgia Aquarium has a simple claim to fame: It is the largest aquarium in the world. More than 60 exhibits showcase an immense variety of marine life, including playful belugas, massive whale sharks, frolicking otters, and ethereal jellyfish. A signature tunnel in the Ocean Voyager exhibit lets visitors go underwater to experience a view usually reserved for divers.
World of Coca-Cola
Few could have dreamed that Dr. John S. Pemberton's "headache remedy" of the late 1800s would become the world's most recognized beverage. At the World of Coca-Cola, visitors revel in that creation's history, with galleries devoted to advertising campaigns, the bottling process, and Coke in pop culture. To top it all off, the Taste It! gallery offers free sampling of the 63 beverages marketed by Coca-Cola in nations around the world.
Inside CNN Studio Tour
CNN Center, world headquarters of the international news channel, offers an inside look at news production. The studio tour includes listening in on the station's control room – complete with real-time direction – an explanation of technology used (including "blue screen") and watching a newscast as it occurs. An added bonus: a ride on the world's longest freestanding escalator, which starts the tour.
High Museum of Art
Dramatic architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano might stop you in wonder outside, but a wealth of treasure awaits inside. With more than 12,000 works of art in its permanent collection – including those by Auguste Rodin, Georgia O'Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein – the High Museum of Art is particularly strong in 19th and 20th century American art and even has a curatorial department devoted to folk art.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Surrounded by a 65-acre (26.3 hectares) forest, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History offers an observatory, a planetarium, an IMAX movie theater, and oodles of fascinating exhibits. Sensing Nature's hand-on activities help visitors become aware of how their senses interpret the world around them, while NatureQuest lets kids explore the nooks and crannies of a multi-level clubhouse, walk through a virtual waterfall, and shimmy up spiraling netting to discover the insides of a mighty red oak tree.
Occupying nearly 40 acres (16 hectares) in Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta's lush natural habitats showcase more than 1,000 animals representing some 200 species from around the world. The zoo is best known for its gorillas – more reside here than anywhere else in the United States – and for being one of four U.S. zoos that house giant pandas. If you have kids, visiting Zoo Atlanta is one of the best family things to do in Atlanta.
Centennial Olympic Park
Created to be a gathering place for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, Centennial Olympic Park is a verdant oasis that serves both locals and tourists. With a children’s playground, eateries on-site and short steps away, and its prime downtown Atlanta location, the park can be either destination or way station. Be sure to time your visit with one of the pop-up water fountains' "performances."
Martin Luther King Jr. National History Site
Visitors can pay tribute and learn about Martin Luther King Jr. at this National Historic Site, which includes his crypt, with eternal flame; his childhood home; Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as pastor; and a visitor center that showcases his important civil rights work. Recordings of his sermons and speeches play inside the church, bringing his message – in his own voice – to new generations of listeners.
Since 1904, Piedmont Park has encouraged visitors to engage with nature. Sports fields, skating and biking paths – separate from well-marked jogging and walking paths – and a dog park where four-legged friends romp leash-free invite both casual and organized play. Children of all ages will be enchanted by the Noguchi Playscape, an intersection of shape, color and texture designed for active and enthusiastic interaction.