Passion 2018 Itinerary


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DOWNLOAD THE APP: Connect with Passion on the go! Download the Passion Movement app for access to helpful information and exclusive content during Passion 2018. Everything you need to know during Passion 2018 will be on the app! Download it today at

BACKPACKS FOR HOUSTON: At Passion 2018, we want to reach out to the Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston. We can each provide a backpack for a young child who was impacted by the flooding. As you’re making plans to head to Atlanta, grab a new or like-new backpack to bring with you to Passion 2018!

ARRIVAL: Doors to Philips Arena will open at 6pm for the Monday night session. You can access Philips Arena from 7 entrances. Philips Arena is accessible from: inside the CNN Center, the CNN parking deck, Taco Mac, Centennial Olympic Park Drive next to the Box Office, the Philips Arena Marta stop, Philips Drive, and Andrew Young International Boulevard.
BAG POLICY: To expedite your entrance into the venue, we encourage you leave bags at home or in your hotel room, as all bags will be subject to search, which will slow down your entry into Philips Arena. Philips Arena will allow small bags and purses. Backpacks and large bags are not allowed. All Passion 2018 attendees must pass through a security screening upon entry.

CREDENTIALS: Once your ticket is scanned, you will receive a barcoded lanyard credential. Make sure you put your credential on immediately and wear it to all Main Sessions. Your credential must be visible at all times.

Your credential is required for access to Philips Arena on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will not be able to replace lost credentials. If you are not able to present your credential upon arrival, you will not be allowed in the venue.
HELP DESK: Attendees with ticket or credential issues will be directed to visit a Help Desk for assistance. Help Desks are located inside each entrance to Philips Arena.  

SCHEDULE: You may view a full Passion 2018 schedule here.

SEATING: Seating is general admission for each session. To accommodate all attendees, all saved seats will be released 30 minutes prior to the start of each session.

GROUP SEATING: Specific sections in Philips Arena have been designated as Group Seating and will require a unique wristband for entry. Group Seating assignments have been made pre-event and all groups have been contacted directly.

INFO BOOTH: An Info Booth is available inside Philips Arena across from Portal 9. Door Holders will be available to answer questions at all times during Passion 2018.

PARKING: Parking will be extremely limited on January 1 near Philips Arena due to other events happening in the city. We strongly recommend parking at your hotel and walking, or utilizing public transportation, to and from the arena. Another great option would be to use a ride service like Uber or Lyft.

MARTA: Philips Arena is accessible by the MARTA rail system (public transportation) from various areas of Atlanta and from the airport. For information, maps and rail schedules, you can visit

BUS PARKING: Bus Parking is available in various locations around Atlanta. Please visit the Passion 2018 Travel page for more details.

FOOD AND DRINKS: Due to venue policy, outside food and drinks are not allowed in Philips Arena. Concessions will be made available for purchase at select times. A boxed lunch will be served to all attendees on Tuesday. Because of the wide range of food allergies and dietary needs, we are unable to accommodate special requests regarding lunch. Once lunch has been served to all attendees, anyone needing to purchase other food will be released to do so.

During the Tuesday dinner break, attendees will leave Philips Arena. Local restaurant options will be listed in the Passion Movement app.  

CAMERA POLICY: Professional cameras (DSLR or with a detachable lens), flash photography, and video or audio recordings during Main Sessions are not allowed at Passion 2018. No selfie sticks or GoPro cameras are allowed in Philips Arena per venue policy. Photos, audio and video captured by our team during Passion 2018 are the exclusive property of Passion Conferences and its designees and may be used in future resources, recordings, DVD, print and web media. Conference attendance is an expression of the individual release of rights for such use.

LOST & FOUND: Lost and found will be collected and handled by Philips Arena. Please visit Guest Services near the CNN Center entrance to connect with Philips Arena staff about lost and found items.