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18th Large Installation System Administration Conference, November 14-19, Atlanta, GA
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USENIX has negotiated special rates for conference attendees at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly and mentioning USENIX or LISA to get the special group rate.

Hotel Discount Reservation Deadline
Extended! Friday, November 12, 2004

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
Marriott Reservations: (800) 228-9290
Hotel Phone: (404) 521-0000
Web site:

Room Rates:
Single: $139
Double: $149
Triple: $159
Quadruple: $169

Online Reservations
To book through the Atlanta Marriott Marquis's Web site, click on the appropriate link below for the number of guests per room:

Each link will send you to a Web form auto-filled with the group code matching the number of guests in your room. Note: Please be sure to select the correct "number of guests" from the drop-down menu on the Marriott Web form; this information is not auto-filled.

Note: When the rooms in the USENIX block have sold out, requests will be handled on a space-available basis at the hotel's standard rate. Make your reservation early!

Why should you stay in the headquarters hotel?
We strongly encourage you to stay in the conference hotel and when making your reservation to identify yourself as a USENIX or LISA conference attendee.

By contracting rooms for our attendees, we significantly reduce hotel charges for meeting room rental. When those sleeping rooms are not occupied, we face significant financial penalties. Those penalties ultimately force us to raise registration fees.

With costs going higher and higher, we are working hard to negotiate the very best hotel rates for you and to keep other conference expenses down, in order to keep registration fees as low as possible. We appreciate your help in this endeavor.

Local Restaurants
The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is located within walking distance of the mall at Peachtree Center, which offers a variety of dining options in its food court and restaurants.

If you're traveling light, the best and least expensive option for transportation from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is the Atlanta metro rail system, MARTA. The cost is only $1.75 each way, and you can get to the trains from Delta Airlines Ticketing at the airport. Disembark at the Peachtree Mall stop and follow the signs to the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

A one-way taxi ride from the airport costs between $25 and $30. The airport shuttle, the Atlanta Link, (404) 524-3400, costs $16 one-way or $28 round-trip. Hotel valet parking costs $20 per day.

Alternative Parking Options

  • Inter Park "Deck" (To be re-named "Ameri Park" in October '04)
    Enter at corner of Peachtree Center Avenue and Harris Street. Cost is $5 Daily. 404-221-1454
  • Lanier Parking Lot
    Enter at the corner of Courtland Street and Harris Street. Cost is between $3 and $10 daily. 404-658-9031.

Note about the Atlanta airport: Security checkpoint lines at the Atlanta airport are often long. Please allow extra time when planning your departure from the airport. Click here to check current security checkpoint wait times.

USENIX and SAGE are pleased to bring LISA to Atlanta and the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Atlanta offers a wealth of activities for the entire family, a wide array of restaurants to suit every taste and budget, and warm Southern hospitality. There are many attractions that will be of interest to LISA attendees. Here are just a few:

  • Take a look at CNN from the other side of the camera in a behind-the-scenes Studio Tour.
  • Explore the Life of the Brain, the Science of Ice Hockey, and more at SciTrek, Atlanta's hands-on science and technology museum.
  • Get beneath the city's surface at Underground Atlanta, home to over 100 shops and 12 restaurants.
  • Immerse yourself in your favorite carbonated beverage at the World of Coca-Cola.
  • Pandas, gorillas, and elephants, oh my! See them all at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Don't miss Atlanta's international art collection at the High Museum of Art, including a special exhibition, Van Gogh to Mondrian, on display during LISA.
For more ideas, visit the City of Atlanta Regional Web site.
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