The well-being of RISKWORLD attendees is RIMS top priority. Each year, RIMS contracts with outside experts to implement best practices in safety and security for large-scale events. The Society also works closely with local police, public safety and city officials to ensure a safe and productive RISKWORLD experience. 


Below are some helpful tips, Georgia World Congress Center safety services and practices, as well as a listing of local emergency facilities: 




  1. Should an emergency situation occur, RIMS will issue push notifications via the RISKWORLD Mobile App. 

  2. Remove your RISKWORLD registration badge outside of the meeting site.

  3. Sharing your RISKWORLD conference badge is strictly prohibited.  Additionally, sharing the badge weakens on-site security and prevents RIMS from reaching your emergency contact(s) if needed.

  4. If you lose your RISKWORLD badge, please notify a RIMS staff member immediately (staff members will always be available in the registration lobby at the Georgia World Congress Center). Similarly, if you lose your hotel room key, please notify your hotel’s staff as soon as possible. 

  5. RIMS provides shuttle service to and from hotels to the convention center, as well as to the Opening Reception. Please consider RISKWORLD shuttle service right before, during, and right after RISKWORLD activities at the convention center. Consider ride share services for late night and early morning events and meetings. Information about RISKWORLD Shuttle Buses will be available on the RISKWORLD Mobile App.

  6. It is mandatory that attendees enter and exit from the Georgia World Congress Center’s main lobby at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 (except in an emergency).

  7. When walking, stick to well-lit, busy areas. Don’t be distracted with your cell phone.   

  8. Do not display hotel guestroom keys in public.

  9. It is highly recommended for guests to use the main entrance of their hotels. 

  10. Do not give money to panhandlers. In fact, monetary solicitation is illegal in Atlanta’s downtown convention area.

  11.  If you see something, say something.  Notify RIMS staff or Georgia World Congress Center staff if you see something out-of-the-ordinary. Additionally, dial 911 for emergency assistance or the City of Atlanta Police at 404-614-6544 or fire at 404-546-7000.

  12. RISKWORLD employs a Conference Code of Conduct that can viewed here


3 Million+ people attend events in Atlanta’s Downtown each year with music concerts, sporting events and major conferences that can draw over 80,000 at one time.  

Ambassador Force and Escort Service Ambassadors will provide an escort to visitors walking to destinations within the district. If you need an escort call the Field Office at 404.215.9600 or send a text to 404-732-4200 and give your name and location to the dispatcher and a member of the Ambassador Force will respond. 

Georgia World Congress Center Emergency and Disaster Management:

  • Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s Department of Public Safety is active on campus 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
  • 24/7 in-house Police Department and 911 center.
  • A Visitor Information kiosk is located at the corner of Peachtree St. and Andrew Young International Blvd. It is in operation from 8:30am - 11:00pm.
  • Building, parks, plazas and parking decks/lots are frequently patrolled and monitored.
  • Cameras are viewed and recorded throughout the facility.
  • There is an Emergency Operations Center on site that monitors major emergencies and provides overall incident command.
  • Explosive detection K9 teams on staff.
  • Live, severe weather tracking.
  • Direct Radio contact with the City of Atlanta Police for coordination and communication.
  • Georgia World Congress Department of Public Safety uses National Incident Management System (NIMS), the first-ever standardized approach to incident management and response.


RIMS and the Georgia World Congress Center will work in tandem to ensure the Convention is safe and clean.  Since the pandemic’s onset, the facility has increased its cleaning and sanitation schedules and has installed additional hand sanitizing stations.

The RISKWORLD 2023 COVID-19 policy will mirror the policy of the local jurisdiction.  Currently, there are no COVID-19 mandates in Atlanta.  However, if that changes, RIMS will notify all attendees.


Urgent Care 24/7 Centennial Park
285 Centennial Olympic
Park Drive NW
Commercial Unit #2
Main: (404) 721-0444
Free Parking
Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree Street NE
Main: (404) 686-4411
Atlanta Medical Center
303 Parkway Drive
Main: (404) 265-4000 ER: (404) 265-4136
Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE
Main: (404) 616-1000
Piedmont Hospital
1968 Peachtree Road NW
Main: (404) 605-5000


Important links
Atlanta Safety Tips PDF
Know Before You Go Atlanta PDF
RIMS Shuttle Service Information (Coming Soon)
RISKWORLD Hotel & Travel Information
RISKWORLD Code of Conduct