PRSSA National Conference gives Illinois State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America the opportunity to travel to cities that some have never been to. This year’s conference is in Atlanta from Nov. 6-10 ISU PRSSA members are thrilled to travel to a city, for which some have never seen and meet like-minded peers. While networking and professional development is the primary goal, here are five things we look forward to experiencing at the PRSSA 2015 National Conference.
1. Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives
Eating is one of our favorite activities. Atlanta is host to many tasty restaurants that have their own spin on classic dishes. For classic BBQ, members will eat at Fox Bros BBQ located at 1238 DeKalb St. This local favorite has everything from brisket to pork. For brunch, members will try the White House Restaurant located at 3172 Peachtree Rd. White House was voted “Best Breakfast and Brunch” in 2013 by Atlanta Magazine.
2. Atlanta Streetcar
The Atlanta Streetcar is Atlanta’s newest form of transportation. The streetcar connects the downtown and entertainment districts. After a long day of professional development, members can take the streetcar to enjoy Atlanta. The one-way ticket is $1 and a day pass is $3.
3. Zoo Atlanta
Located in Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta has over 1,400 animals from 200 different species. The highlight of the zoo are the twin pandas, Mei Lun and Mei Huan. They are the only twin pandas born in the United States. Zoo Atlanta is open Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and Saturday - Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on weekends. The student rate is $18.99.
4. “Walking Dead” Tour
Atlanta Movie Tours offers residents and tourists a tour of the “Walking Dead” show and
“Zombieland” movie. Guests receive a tour of the hospital, goat farm, and the CDC. The guide was casted as a “walker” in the show and can tell behind-the-scenes stories. Tickets are $65.
5. World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola is a museum of Coca-Cola products. Guests enter the lobby where they prepare to experience everything Coca-Cola has to offer. In the loft, guests can see memorabilia of the past and present Coco-Cola.
A weekend filled with networking, learning, and exploring the city of Atlanta is what PRSSA 2015 National Conference is all about and ISU PRSSA cannot wait for the experience of a lifetime.
Written by Tyler Krivich
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