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Early reservation process to begin for SBC in Atlanta

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–For the first time, the official housing request form for the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting will be available on the Internet.
The June 15-16, 1999, meeting is at the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta.
The housing guide and official request form for the 1999 SBC meeting in Atlanta can be found at the SBC’s Internet site — www.sbc.net — on Sept. 8, said Jack R. Wilkerson, convention manager and vice president for business and finance at the SBC Executive Committee.
SBC hotel registration will begin Oct. 1, Wilkerson added.
In addition the SBC housing guide and request form is now available at state Baptist convention offices and the Executive Committee in Nashville, Tenn. It also is in the September edition of SBC LIFE, the Executive Committee monthly news journal.
At the Internet site, the housing guide and official request form may be downloaded and completed and then sent to the housing bureau or it can be completed on the computer and sent e-mail to the housing bureau on Oct. 1.
By mail, the forms must be postmarked Oct. 1 or after and addressed to ACVB/SBC Housing Bureau, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303. All reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis by the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The housing guide lists 29 hotels/motels in the downtown, midtown, Buckhead and airport areas as well as their rates for the convention. The convention hotel is the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
Atlanta’s MARTA system offers multiple-day, unlimited travel passes that are very reasonably priced, Wilkerson said. Proximity to MARTA was a consideration in the hotel room block selection process.
“The need to drive personal vehicles to the Georgia Dome is virtually eliminated with a MARTA station located adjacent to the Dome,” Wilkerson said.