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Payments may be made via credit card or check through January 10, 2020. Funds committed by check must be received within 45 days of conference registration or at least 7 days prior to the start of the conference, whichever comes first. Beginning January 11th, registrations must be guaranteed with a credit card, unless alternate arrangements have been made with NISTS.


Cancellations and Refunds

In order to receive a refund, your cancellation request must be received in writing before midnight on Monday, January 13, 2020. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of received written notification, less a $50 per person processing fee. Please note that pre-conference fees are nonrefundable.

  • No refunds will be granted after the cancellation date.

  • No-shows are not eligible for a refund. Conference organizers cannot honor refund requests resulting from illness, canceled flights, and/or natural disasters.



Conference registrations can be re-assigned at no additional charge through January 24, 2020. If you’d like to shift your registration to another person working at your institution, please email for assistance.



Intercontinental Buckhead

3315 Peachtree Rd. NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30326


The Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta is within easy walking distance to a variety of shops, restaurants, and the MARTA Buckhead Station. 

UPDATE 11/26:

We've been alerted that our room block at the Intercontinental is full.
The hotels listed below are in close proximity to the conference venue. 


Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead

3285 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

(404) 261-7733

     - distance from conference venue: 260ft

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

(404) 237-1234

     - distance from conference venue: 0.1 miles

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta - Buckhead

3342 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 231-1234

     - distance from venue: 0.2 miles

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

3332 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 869-0818

     - distance from venue: 0.2 miles

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 869-6161

     - distance from conference venue: 0.4 miles

SpringHill Suites Atlanta Buckhead
3459 Buckhead Loop NE Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 844-4800

     - distance from conference venue: 0.5 miles

Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Buckhead
3092 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 846-0900

     - distance from conference venue: 0.5 miles

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Buckhead
3398 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-5656

     - distance from conference venue: 0.5 miles


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