Last-Minute Details for HOW Design Live Attendees

It’s just a few short days until HOW Design Live 2016 kicks off!  We love the energy in Atlanta and are excited to be at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.

Getting to HOW Design Live.

Click here for information on public transportation; we also offer information on driving directions to and parking options around the GWCC (we’ll be in Building A). If you are staying at one of the Conference hotels, check their website for driving directions and parking rates. Cab fare is approximately $30-$35 +tip from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  There are also shuttle options from the airport.

Conference Dates.

HOW Design Live takes place May 19-23. If you are registered for the BIG Ticket you will have full access to sessions*, the Exhibit Hall and other activities throughout the conference; those registered for a 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket will have access on the day(s) for which you are registered.  Be sure to check the dates of your registration.

Check in.

The HOW Design Live Registration Desk will be located in the Level 4 of Building A in the GWCC, just in front of the Sidney Marcus Auditorium. You will be receiving a separate registration reminder email with a bar code, please print that email or have it available on your smart device to easily retrieve your badge onsite.  Please stop by to pick up your badge and conference materials prior to your first session (you’ll need a photo ID). Be sure to wear your badge at all times, as you’ll need it for admittance to all conference events. Lose yours or leave it at your hotel? Replacement badges are available for $35. Registration Desk hours are:

      Wednesday, May 18:   2:00 pm – 5:00pm

      Thursday, May 19:      7:30 am – 7:00 pm

      Friday, May 20:           7:00 am – 7:30 pm

      Saturday, May 21:       7:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Sunday, May 22:         7:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Monday, May 23:         7:00 am – 1:00 pm

What to wear.

For conference sessions, we recommend comfortable casual. HOW Design Live always ends with a bang—the kind of loud, fun dance party that comes together when the world’s most creative people let off steam after a few intense days together. The theme of this year’s closing party is “It’s a Southern Thang”. For those of you who are new to HOW Design Live, please join the fun and dress according to the theme!

Stay Updated! 

Keep the HOW Design Live agenda at your fingertips withthe HOW Design Live app. There is some confusion about the ability to sync your agenda to the app using a Badge ID. Unfortunately early information was incorrect – there is no Badge ID and it is not possible to sync the agenda you chose when you registered online to the app. If you want your schedule on the app, you will have to re-select the sessions on the app even though you’ve already chosen them online.

Don’t miss the HOW Exhibit Hall.

Expect a purposeful, interactive—and above all—playful Exhibit Hall. Eat, drink, meet, greet, kick back and exchange ideas all in one dynamic space. NEW this year: Enjoy extended hours at the Exhibit Hall, plus longer breaks between sessions to maximize your networking time!

Late-breaking conference news and updates.

For general HOW Design Live information or last-minute changes, please check the HDL app or visit our website at To view your current registration and agenda, simply click the Registration Record button in your confirmation email.

No longer able to attend?

Refunds are no longer being issued, but you may transfer your registration to a co-worker at no charge at the HOW Design Live Onsite Registration counter.

Bring your agenda with you.

Be sure to download a copy of your agenda to your mobile device or bring a hard copy with you.  It’s easy to print – simply click the Registration Record button in your confirmation email, then scroll down a bit and click the Print Record button.

Have your confirmation email resent.

Email if you would like us to resend your confirmation or send it to a different email address.


If you have additional questions, email or call 800-436-8700, ext 1. For your convenience, the answers to most of your questions can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section under the ABOUT tab.

We can’t wait to see you in Atlanta!