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2022 Executive Briefing and Visit to Plains Frequently Asked Questions

+Will I get to see President and Mrs. Carter?

Unfortunately, President and Mrs. Carter will not be attending any portion of the Executive Briefing, nor will they be available during our Visit to Plains. We hope the event represents and honors their work and their lives nonetheless!

+What’s the “virtual option” added this year?

To accommodate Ambassadors Circle members who prefer not to travel at this time, portions of Friday’s program will be broadcast live via a private link. Recordings of these sessions and, we hope, portions of the Trip to Plains will also be recorded and available online.

+Can I bring friends and family?

The Executive Briefing and Visit to Plains are held exclusively for Ambassadors Circle and Legacy Circle members. You may bring guests, but, in order to allow as many members as possible to attend, each party is limited to four persons. We kindly ask that you not forward or share your invitation.

+What is the schedule for Executive Briefing and Visit to Plains?


Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
3-4:30 p.m. Opening breakout sessions
5-6:30 p.m. Welcome reception
6:30-8:15 p.m. Conversations at The Carter Center

Friday, Sept. 30, 2022
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. A full day of briefings, including a Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and afternoon reception


Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
7:30 a.m. Depart Atlanta for Plains
The day will include a tour of Plains High School Museum, Main Street, and the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Home, as well as presentations by Carter Center staff and friends. All accommodations and meals on Saturday will be provided and arranged by The Carter Center.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022
8 a.m. Guests who wish to attend services at President and Mrs. Carter’s church will depart from their accommodations.
10 a.m. Brunch and Sunday reflection
4:30 p.m. (approximately) Depart for Atlanta

Please do not make travel arrangements departing Atlanta any earlier than 6 p.m.!

+May I attend the Visit to Plains without attending Executive Briefing?

No, only those attending Executive Briefing may register for the Visit to Plains.

+I want to join the Visit to Plains but with alternate travel arrangements. May I drive my personal vehicle to Plains, Georgia, or stay in another hotel?

Attendance on the Visit to Plains trip has increased dramatically in recent years. Due to the size of our group as well as another event happening in Plains during our visit, without exception, we can no longer accommodate independent travel arrangements or individual vehicles, and we kindly ask that you not make alternate arrangements.

+Does the Carter Center make hotel accommodations for Executive Briefing and the Visit to Plains?

Please do not book any hotel reservations or other non-refundable travel until you have received confirmation of your registration from the Center.

Executive Briefing: The Carter Center has reserved a block of rooms at TWO convenient local hotels for the 2022 event. If you choose, use the information below to book in either hotel. If you are attending the Visit to Plains, please consider whether you want to also reserve a room in Atlanta for the night of Sunday, Oct. 2 if you are departing Atlanta on Monday, Oct. 3.

Emory Conference Center (click for map) 
1615 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329 
Located on the historic Emory campus, includes shuttle to nearby attractions 
Carter Center Rate: $185
Click here to book online > 

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta/Decatur/Emory (click for map) 
116 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Located in downtown Decatur, 1 walkable block from MARTA 
Carter Center Rate: $154 King/$159 Double 
Click here to book online >

Visit to Plains: The Carter Center will make all hotel accommodations for the Visit to Plains.   

+Does the Carter Center provide transportation for Executive Briefing and Visit to Plains?

Executive Briefing: Complimentary shuttle service will be provided between each of the two designated block hotels (Emory Conference Center and the Hampton Inn & Suites Decatur) and The Carter Center on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

Visit to Plains: Buses will transport registrants on Saturday, Oct. 1 from the Emory Conference Center, the Hampton Inn & Suites Decatur, and The Carter Center to Plains, Georgia, and back to Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 1. The Carter Center will not provide transportation to and from the airport.

+Do I have to register for both days of Executive Briefing?

No, you can register for one or both days of Executive Briefing.  

+Is Executive Briefing appropriate for children to attend?

While the event is generally family-friendly, the information presented is technical at times, and presentations and breakout sessions are crafted for an adult audience. There is no child care or alternate activity available. If the weather is nice, The Carter Center grounds are lovely and open to the public. If you decide to bring a child younger than 12 years of age, please note it in your registration.

+What is the dress code for Executive Briefing and the Visit to Plains?

Thursday, Sept. 29 - Casual attire
Friday, Sept. 30 - Business casual attire
Saturday, Oct. 1 - Casual attire
Sunday, Oct. 2 - Church attire (casual attire is perfectly acceptable)

+Whom should I contact with questions?

Please contact Alden Mahler Levine at (404) 420-3814 or with additional questions.   

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