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HOPE Summit FAQs

What are the dates of the conference?

Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, 2024. Activities take place Friday afternoon, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning.

Where is the conference being held?

Courtland Grand Hotel
165 Courtland St., NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Is there a virtual option for this conference?

At this time, all participation for the HOPE Summit is in person. Some sessions will be recorded. If you are looking for a virtual option, please consider our International Lung Cancer Survivorship Conference (ILCSC) taking place virtually in September 2024. Find more information here.

Is there a vaccine or mask requirement to attend this conference?

LUNGevity takes the safety of our attendees very seriously. This year we highly recommend that you receive the most updated COVID-19 vaccine if you are able to; however, vaccines will not be required. You must take a self-test 24 hours before arrival and if symptoms develop while you are in attendance. Masks are voluntary, but if you develop any symptoms, we will ask that you mask to protect the health of others.

These recommendations and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions as we draw closer to the event.

 If you want to check if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines or to get more information on COVID vaccines, you can go to

Testing requirements: All attendees will need to take a COVID-19 test 24 hours prior to their arrival at the HOPE Summit and have a negative result.

What is the meeting schedule?

See the agenda here.

Who goes to the conference?

HOPE Summit features sessions for patients/survivors as well as special sessions designed just for caregivers. We will also have special programming this year for children of survivors as well as a session on parenting after a diagnosis.

HOPE sessions, intended for patients with lung cancer, survivors at all stages of the disease, and their caregivers, provide educational information, resources, and guidance that patients, survivors, and caregivers need to improve their quality of life and live well with lung cancer. It provides a community where you know you are not alone. Meet new friends, reconnect with friends from past meetings, and above all, have fun!

Catch the replay of our recent Facebook Live session where HOPE Summit Ambassadors Frank Sierawski, Kristen Kimball, and Lia Ridout joined LUNGevity's Kristi Griffith to share valuable info and insider tips!


Is there a fee to attend?

There is no fee to attend. You will be responsible for your hotel accommodations and travel to and from Atlanta, GA. IF you are a first-time attendee, you can apply for a travel grant; anyone can participate in the Survivor Challenge to fundraise in order to receive travel accommodations.

How do I register?

Reserve your spot here.

How can I make a hotel reservation?

You can make your hotel reservation at our special group rate of $169 per room per night through Monday, April 10, 2024 here.

What’s the nearest airport to the Courtland Grand Atlanta?

Hartfield Jackson International Airport.

How can I get to the Courtland Grand from the airport?

The MARTA station at the airport will be closed for renovations. There is a shuttle at the North Terminal Lower Level – Doors LN1 and LN2 – below North Baggage Claim, to connect with College Park Station and the MARTA rail system. MARTA is located 2 blocks away from the Courtland Grand at the Peachtree Center.

Map showing route from MARTA station
It's an easy 2-block walk from the Peachtree Center MARTA center to the hotel.

Alternatively, check our Conference App to connect with other travelers to utilize ride share options like Uber, Lyft or taxi service.

Is there parking at the Courtland Grand Hotel?

Valet parking is available at the hotel at the rate of $45 per day.

I have raised $1,500 or more as part of Survivor Challenge or received a travel grant. How will my travel reservations be made?

Travel grantees and Survivor Challenge participants will have their air/train reservations booked through LUNGevity’s teaming partner. We will begin booking travel arrangements after the new year.

Guest rooms at the Courtland Grand Hotel are available on a first-come basis. Therefore, we encourage you to make your reservation at immediately. You will be asked to provide a credit card when making your hotel reservation. Your card will not be charged. Rather, it is required to guarantee your reservation.

What meals are included with the conference registration fee?

Light fare will be provided during the Patient Resource Fair and Welcome Reception on Friday, May 3. Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and dinner will be provided on Saturday, May 4. Breakfast, a boxed lunch, and coffee breaks will be provided on Sunday, May 5.

Who do I contact if I’m interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor?

For Patient Resource Fair and sponsor opportunities, please contact Lauren Humphries via email:

Who can I contact for additional information?

All questions about the Survivor Challenge, travel grant, or registration can be addressed to Nikole Ventrca via email:

All logistics-related questions can be addressed to Diana Aldecoa, Vice President of Event Planning, via email:

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