No. IWF is open only to industry trade, professionals, and serious woodworking enthusiasts.
Where is the Georgia World Congress Center? How do I get there?
The Georgia World Congress Center is located adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park at 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard in downtown Atlanta and is within easy walking distance of most downtown hotels. From the airport, you can use MARTA, Atlanta’s rapid rail system, take a cab or rent a car. MARTA and/or shuttle bus service will also be available from select hotels.
Is there more than one entrance to the Congress Center?
Yes. The GWCC has two main entrances. The Andrew Young International Boulevard Entrance, located between buildings A and B. This entrance is convenient for pedestrian traffic from downtown, MARTA riders exiting at the Arena/Dome/GWCC Station, and parking at the Red Lot (International Boulevard). The Northside Drive entrance is located in Building C, very convenient to nearby parking areas in the blue and yellow lots.
Is onsite parking available?
The Georgia World Congress Center offers convenient on-campus parking for attendees and staff of on-site events.
Additional spaces are available in independent lots throughout downtown Atlanta that are within walking distance of the Georgia World Congress Center.
What is the hotel shuttle bus schedule?
The IWF Shuttle Bus schedule will be posted in the lobby of each hotel served by an IWF Shuttle Bus. If your hotel is served by an IWF Shuttle Bus, you can catch the shuttle bus from your hotel pick-up indicated on the schedule to IWF each morning of the Fair. Each afternoon shuttle buses will depart from the Shuttle Bus Pick-Up area in front of the Georgia World Congress Center and return to participating hotels.
The Georgia World Congress Center is located in the downtown area of Atlanta, so most of the downtown hotels are within reasonable walking distance to the Fair. The midtown area is approximately three miles from the convention center and most Midtown hotels are served by an IWF Shuttle Bus. The Buckhead area is approximately seven miles from the convention center, and most Buckhead hotels are convenient to MARTA or offer shuttle bus service to and from nearby MARTA stations. Hotels in the Perimeter areas are approximately 12-15 miles from the convention center. Hotels in the airport area provide shuttle bus service to the airport MARTA station. The downtown area is appoximately 15 minutes from the airport on MARTA.
No one under the age of 16 is permitted on the exhibit floor for safety and insurance reasons. No exceptions will be made.
Does IWF provide child care?
No. Children are not allowed at IWF and no exceptions will be made. Check with your hotel for suggestions on how best to arrange suitable child care while attending IWF.
Are there wheelchairs and/or motorized wheelchairs available?
The Georgia World Congress Center has a limited number of wheelchairs available at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs are also available for rent through ScootAround.
Will there be interpreters? What languages? Where will they be located?
IWF operates an International Buyers Lounge where interpreters will be available for short-term consultation and assistance. Translation services will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese.
Where can I exchange foreign currency while at IWF?
Some major downtown hotels and most large downtown banks have currency exchange. Currency exchange services are not available on site at the Georgia World Congress Center.