2023 CandE Awards Conference

Event is being held at:

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St NW, Atlanta GA 30313 

October 23-24, 2023

Conference Hotel Options:

Embassy Suites

267 Marietta Street,Atlanta, GA 30313 USA

0.2 miles from venue – 5 min walk/2 min drive

$199/per night plus taxes and fees

Book Room

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

0.5 miles from venue – est. 12 min walk/6 min drive

$213.00/night plus taxes and fees

book room

Springhill Suites 

239 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

0.2 miles from venue – 5 min walk/2 min drive

$149/per night plus taxes and fees

Book room

The American Hotel

160 Ted Turner Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

0.5 miles from venue – est. 12 min walk/6 min drive

$160 per night plus taxes and fees

book room

Take advantage of Dallas’s pleasant fall weather!  Plan to bring the family for an extended weekend stay after the conference. There is so much to do and see in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex including:


Toyota Music Factory – Chris Rock is performing Nov. 3-Nov. 4, 2022 (3 min. walk from The Westin Irving Convention Center)

Mandalay Canals – stroll through or enjoy Water Activities The canals wind through restaurantsshops, hotels, residences and office buildings, offering visitors scenic views of waterfalls, vine-covered bridges, and “Old World” charm. 

Stumpy’s Hatchet House – Practice your Ax throwing, Pour Your Own Beer System, giant games – a 2-minute walk from Westin Hotel.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Dinner, Drinks, and a Movie right next door to the Westin 

Irving/Los Colinas Restaurants


10 miles from conference

Galleries and Museums – including a glass blowing studio (Vetro) that you can create your own glass art!

Wine Tasting


13 Miles from conference


AT&T District – a new downtown destination where tech, culture and entertainment combine to create unique experiences.

Victory ParkAmerican Airlines Center – Home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars Hockey, Restaurants, and Shopping District

Dallas Mavericks Schedule

Dallas Stars Schedule

Deep Ellum Area – breweries, art, music, food!

BBQ!!!   STEAK!!!  BREWS!!!, and MORE!!!

Aboretum and Botanical Gardens

Things to Do with the Kids nearby


20 Miles from Conference

Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium and Texas Live!

Six Flags


31 Miles from Conference

See a cattle drive at Stockyards National Historic District

Fort Worth Zoo to see 7,000 native and exotic animals


Magnolia Market & Silos – Home of HGTV Fixer Upper 

The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

400 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039