I used to live in Atlanta, Georgia for several years and too familiar with the area where the Conference will be held. Get with other teachers if you want to go out for a meal at night-give them a ring to coordinate time when to go out together (i.e., Walton Burns, etc). The Peach Tree Plaza area is safe and good to stroll around; Stone Mountain Park is another, but you will want to go with colleagues-for safety measures. Take the shorter days' time-span we are currently in-into consideration when sightseeing tourist sites after 5:00 P.M.
Enjoy the convention.
How are you Debbie Olson. Thanks for the invite to roommate with you at the convention in Atlanta. That said, I will be unable to attend the Teacher's Conference this year---due to my husband's poor health condition---he's under doctor's treatments and doesn't have the ability to care for himself---I'm his Uber Driver to and from doctor appointments. There are other teachers who are looking for roommates on this posting---I'm sure one of them will be more than happy to share the expense with you.
Have fun at the convention!