2011 EuPathDB Workshop

Location

The course will be held at the University of Georgia in the Davison Life Sciences Building, room C128. Lodging will be at the Holiday Inn Hotel, downtown Athens. The University Bus service may be used for transportation between the hotel and Life Sciences.

Board UGA's Orbit bus route at the UGA Arches (one block up Broad Street from the hotel) and get off at Tucker Hall. The Life Sciences Complex is behind Tucker Hall. To return to the hotel, board at Tucker Hall, on the opposite side of the street, and get off at the Arches. The bus route is highlighted in yellow on this map.

The Holiday Inn also offers a free shuttle service that may be used for transportation to Life Sciences. Inquire at the hotel's front desk for more information.

Other maps showing the entire campus are available here.
The course and facilities are hosted by The Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia, in Athens, GA, USA.

Transportation from Atlanta Airport to Athens

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport (airport code ATL) is the closest major airport. It is 85 miles, 140 km (1.5 hours drive) from Athens.

There is no public transportation between Atlanta and Athens. You will need to make a reservation with a private carrier. Taxis are not a good mode of transportation between the airport and Athens. Use the Groome shuttle or you can rent a limousine with several others for a reasonable cost per person.

The AAA Airport Express we originally suggested has been bought by Groome Transportation. Any pre-paid AAA tickets will be honored by Groome Transportation

The Groome shuttle provides regularly scheduled ground transportation between the airport and Athens. You will need to make shuttle reservations. The shuttle holds 10-12 passengers.

Groome Transportaion: 1-706-410-2363
Cost: $34 each way (plus tip for the driver, if you feel generous)
Reservations: REQUIRED
Schedule: 14 times daily - 7 days/week

Limousine Service:

Housing

Participants will be housed near campus, in the Holiday Inn Hotel. We will make the arrangements for the room reservations for Sunday night through Tuesday night (checkout before 11:00am Wednesday morning).

Participants should plan to arrive during the day on Sunday, June 12. The course begins at 6:00pm.

If you arrive before the 3:00pm check-in time, you can call that day to see if your room is available for earlier check in. The Hotel can not guarantee your room will be ready before 3:00pm. The number is 1-706-549-4433.

The course will finish at 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 15.
Hotel check-in time is 3:00pm; check-out time is 11:00am.

Other information

Flagpole Guide to Athens
Questions may be emailed to jckadmin@uga.edu