Directions & Accomodations etc.

Here is where you will find all of the basic info you need to attend ThatCampSE in lovely Athens, GA on March 10-11, 2012 at the University of Georgia.

For more info about Athens, GA check out the UGA Libraries guide to Athens, GA. Also,
Flagpole Magazine publishes a great guide to Athens every year.

Kickoff Lecture
Amanda French’s lecture to kick-off THATCamp Southeast will be on Friday March 9 at 4pm in Room 271 in the Special Collections Libraries building.

Donations
Please bring cash or a check for $20 to help defray the cost of THATCamp Southeast 2012. If you need receipts, we will be able to generate them for you. Your donations will help fund breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast Sunday morning. Plus, we plan to keep the coffee going all day long.

Directions
The Zell B. Miller Learning Center is located at 48 Baxter Street in Athens, Georgia at the intersection of Baxter Street and Lumpkin Street.

Detailed directions and parking instructions from:

Atlanta:
From Atlanta (including Hartsfield International Airport):
Take I-85 North to Exit 106, Highway 316 to Athens. Follow Highway 316 to its end (passing Home Depot on your right) and continue straight on Epps Bridge Parkway until it merges into the Atlanta Highway. Follow the Atlanta Highway (which becomes Broad Street) approximately 2.5 miles to Lumpkin Street (one block past the Holiday Inn). Turn right onto Lumpkin Street and travel approximately 1 mile to Baxter Street. The Miller Learning Center is on your left. Turn left into the Tate Center parking lot for hourly pay parking.

From Atlanta on Highway 78:

Follow Highway 78 straight into Athens as it becomes the Atlanta Highway and then Broad Street. From this point, follow the directions above.

From the North:
Take I-85 South to Exit 149, US 441 in Commerce, Georgia. Turn left onto US 441 and travel approximately 20 miles. As you approach Athens you will drive under the Athens Perimeter Loop highway and continue into Athens. At the first traffic signal, turn right onto College Avenue and follow College Avenue until it ends at Broad Street in downtown Athens. Turn right onto Broad Street. Travel one block to Lumpkin Street and turn left onto Lumpkin Street. Travel approximately 1 mile to Baxter Street. The Miller Learning Center is on your left. Turn left into the Tate Center parking lot for hourly pay parking.

From the South (US 441 or Georgia 15)
:
Take US 441 North or Georgia 15 North through Watkinsville, Georgia to Athens. Turn right onto Loop 10 (Athens Perimeter Loop highway). Take the South Milledge Avenue exit. Turn left onto Milledge Avenue and travel to the fourth traffic signal. Turn right onto Lumpkin Street and travel to Baxter Street. The Miller Learning Center is on your right. Turn right into the Tate Center parking lot for hourly pay parking.

From the East (Augusta):
Take I-20 East to Exit 172 in Thomson, Georgia. Turn right onto US 78. Follow US 78 into downtown Athens (Broad Street). You will pass the University of Georgia Arch on your left. The next street is Lumpkin Street. Turn left onto Lumpkin Street and travel approximately 1 mile to Baxter Street. The Miller Learning Center is on your left. Turn left into the Tate Center parking lot for hourly pay parking.

From the West (US 129 Jefferson/Gainesville):
Cross over the Athens Perimeter Loop highway and continue towards downtown Athens. The street name will change to Prince Ave. At the fifth traffic signal turn right onto Milledge Avenue. Continue on Milledge Avenue through two traffic signals. At the third traffic signal (Broad Street) turn left and travel Broad Street to the third traffic signal (Lumpkin Street). Turn right onto to Lumpkin Street and travel approximately 1 mile to Baxter Street. The Miller Learning Center is on your left. Turn left into the Tate Center parking lot for hourly pay parking.

The Miller Learning Center is building 0081 on campus maps.
Google Map

Lodging
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn adjacent to campus for a discounted rate of $94.00 a night for Friday March 9th and Saturday March 10th. There are 10 Standard Rooms with 2 Double Beds and 5 Standard Rooms with King beds. Reservations must be made by February 27, 2012. Please call 706-549-4433 to reserve your room and use Group Code: University of Georgia.

If you wish to stay at another downtown hotel, there are several within walking distance such as:
The Foundry Park Inn & Spa
Hotel Indigo
Hilton Garden Inn
The Georgia Center, the University of Georgia’s Conference Center and Hotel

Food
If you are a foodie, we recommend checking out Athens Food & Culture. Also, Athens Food Tours offers walking tours of Athens with stops at local restaurants and bars.
Flagpole’s Guide to Athens has restaurant listings and so does the Athens Visitor’s Guide.

Parking on Campus
A campus parking map for visitors is here..

Building Info

A good map of the layout of our location is available here:

mlc.uga.edu/about/floorplans/secondfloor.html

We will be using:

Room 205 (seats 24, moveable armchairs)

Room 207 (seats 44)

Room 213 (seats 88)

Room 214 (seats 88)

Room 248 (seats 142)

Room 250 (seats 88)

Each room is equipped with Whiteboard and a multimedia teaching podium.

General classroom equipment includes:

An instructor podium containing all instructor accessible equipment
A wireless touch panel control system for control of A/V source, video projector, audio level, lighting, screens, window shades, etc.
2 projection screens, chalkboards, and whiteboards
A data/video projector
Laptop computer connection (video/audio/ethernet)
VCR
DVD
Cable TV tuner
High resolution document camera
Slide projector control
Program audio sound system
Auxiliary inputs to allow other A/V devices to be viewed and heard in the room (digital VCR player, portable video conferencing cart)
CAT5E Audio/Video feeds to and from a master control room
Real time and e-mail feedback capabilities for helpdesk information
Wireless microphones and voice amplification system for the large auditorium classrooms
Local computer in the instructor’s podium with a LCD monitor on the podium (in specific classrooms only)
Portable equipment:
Videoconferencing cart with ethernet or telephone connectivity
A/V cart with LCD projector, DVD and VCR

What to Bring to THATCamp?
Your ideas, your laptop/mobile computing device (+vga display adapter if you’re a mac user), and yourself! Internet access will be provided.

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