Optional Entertainment

There are four possibilities with regard to optional entertainment that NCTA attendees may enjoy. It is possible to attend one, two, three, or all four depending on your interest. You can use the Conference Extras registration form to sign up for any of the activities.

What follows is a quick review of each option to help you make your decision.

Thursday, September 9

World of Coca Cola

The tour, which is self-paced, includes the 4-D movie "In Search of the Secret Formula," the largest permanent collection of Coke memorabilia ever assembled, a fully-functioning bottling line that produces a special gift for each guest, and the opportunity to sample over 60 different Coke products from around the world.

Dinner at Pittypat's Porch

Downtown Atlanta's oldest restaurant, Pittypat's Porch (named for Aunt Pittypat in Gone with the Wind) specializes in "old southern charm and new southern flavors." The $42 dinner includes your choice of one entree (fried chicken, bbq ribs, or fresh fish); Aunt Pittypat's Sideboard (12 different southern favorites including smokehouse macaroni salad, cajun yam salad, hoppin' john, sour cream and cucumber salad, spring salad, chicken salad, marinated artichokes, fresh seasonal greens, fresh fruit, and sweet/sour watermelon rinds); homemade cornbread, biscuits, muffins, and sticky buns; coffee, tea, or milk; and Georgia Peach Cobbler topped with Greenwood's cinnamon ice cream. Tax and gratuity are also included in the $42 fee.

Friday, September 10

CNN Center

The 55 minute tour of the headquarters of Cable News Network begins with an 8 story ascent on the world's longest free-standing escalator; from that point, the tour descends 8 flights of steps stopping at various spots including a mock CNN newsroom where you can experience the thrill of being a broadcaster and various CNN studios where CNN anchors, correspondents, and behind-the-scenes editorial staff are on the job.

Agatha's A Taste of Mystery

In addition to a 5 course meal including wine, tip, and tax, the $60 fee also includes a side order of murder. Each member of the audience is assigned a role of some sort (perhaps a speaking part, perhaps part of a crowd scene, etc.) and participates along with professional cast members and wait staff to produce a fun-filled evening of entertainment. The play scheduled during our visit is "The Dead Housewives of Atlanta."