Local Info


Athens, GA is home to the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive research university, the University of Georgia (UGA). This charming university town is known as a "Classic City of the South" where rich tradition is found at the heart of the city. Additional information and more details are available on the Flagpole Guide to AthensAthens Welcome Center,  or Athens Conventiona& Visitors Bureau's Athens Life Unleashed. Below are just some of the attractions in Athens.

Downtown Athens

Athens hosts a vibrant music scene and numerous restaurants and bars, including the historic Georgia Theater and accompanying rooftop restaurant and bar. 


State botanical gardens

The botanical gardens (http://botgarden.uga.edu) are located about 2.5 miles south of UGA’s campus and offer 11 botanical and horticultural collections, as well as 5 miles of nature trails. 



Georgia Museum of Art

Located within the Performing Arts Center on UGA’s East campus, the art museum (http://georgiamuseum.org) features multiple esteemed works, special exhibits, and films.


Sanford Stadium

Home of the Georgia Bulldogs and situated in the heart of UGA’s campus, the stadium is among the top ten largest college football stadiums in the country, seating 92,746 people.




Other activity opportunities:

Performing Arts Center (http://pac.uga.edu) – accessible by walk or shuttle bus from the conference hotel

Recreational Sports Center (http://recsports.uga.edu)– accessible by walk or shuttle bus from the conference hotel



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