Meeting Site and Accommodations
All meetings and activities will be held at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Founded in 1935, AASU’s 250 acre campus is just a short drive from Historic Downtown
Savannah. Celebrating its sixty-fifth anniversary in 2000, the Armstrong Atlantic
community now includes 5,700 students and 250 faculty members. Housing for the conference
will be available at local hotels just minutes from the campus.
DIRECTIONS: Armstrong Atlantic State University is approximately
25 minutes from Savannah International Airport (SAV)
and 2 hours from the Jacksonville Airport (JAX-Florida). If driving from SAV, exit the
airport and take I-95 South to exit 94 (204 – Abercorn Street). Turn
left at the stop sign and head East on 204 (Abercorn). Armstrong’s
campus is approximately 10 miles from the I-95/204 intersection.
The campus will be on your right hand side. If traveling from the
Jacksonville Airport, exit the airport and take I-95 North to exit 94 (204).
Allow approximately 2 hours by car. Turn right at the stop sign and
proceed down 204 East. See maps.
DATES: Wednesday, August 8 is the opening day. Standing
committee meetings will be held at various times between 1:00 and 5:00
PM. The Ice Breaker will be held Wednesday evening, August 8th with
hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Scientific meetings will begin at 8:00
AM on Thursday, August 9 and end at 5:00pm Saturday, August 11. Poster
sessions will be held between 7:00 and 9:00 PM on Thursday and Friday.
The banquet will be held at the Savannah Station on Saturday, August 11,
beginning at 7:00 PM. Transportation will be provided to and from
the campus for the banquet.
FACILITIES: The University will provide slide projectors,
laser pointers, overhead projectors, and Powerpoint.
MEALS: Registration fee includes continental breakfast each
morning before the sessions and light snacks during the afternoon (Thursday
through Saturday). Lunch is NOT be provided. Hors d’oeuvres will
be served during the opening reception and poster sessions. A traditional
southern low country boil and barbecue will be served at the banquet.
WEATHER AND DRESS: Late summer in Savannah is usually hot
and humid. Daytime temperatures normally exceed 90? F and nighttime
temperatures tend to range in the 70’s. So, dress lightly and drink
plenty of water. Dress for the banquet is casual.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Considered as the Hostess City
of the South, Savannah is rich in old-fashioned Southern hospitality, historic
architecture and natural beauty. For your visit to the Low Country,
consider taking one of the many guided tours through the Historic District.
If you enjoy the beach atmosphere, consider visiting Tybee Island.
Approximately 45 minutes by car from AASU’s campus, Tybee Island has beautiful
beaches, friendly people, and comfortable local hangouts. Other tourist
attractions includes visiting South Carolina, especially Beaufort and
Hilton Head. Beaufort is about 55 minutes from Savannah by car; it offers
and exquisite historic district and waterfront shopping. Hilton Head
is approximately 35 miles from Savannah and provides 23 championship golf
courses, so bring the clubs!
Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn Street
Bob Lessnau- Local Chair
912-884-5005 - St. Catherine’s Island
campus housing will not be available during the conference. The following
local hotels will provide housing for ASP members:
11750 Abercorn Street
Less than a mile from AASU, 100 rooms are blocked off for the conference.
Please use the local phone number when making reservations. Identify
yourself as an ASP member attending the conference at AASU. Room
rates = $49.00 per night.
Suites by Marriott
11317 Abercorn Street
|Approximately 1 mile from AASU, 30 rooms have been reserved for the
conference. Use the local phone number when making reservations.
Identify yourself as an ASP member attending the conference at AASU.
Room rates = $75.00 per night
Suites by Marriott
11309 Abercorn Street
|Located next door to SpringHill Suites.
Studio Suite = $69.00 per night
1 & 2 Bedroom Suites = $89.00 per night
|Hilton Savannah Desoto
15 East Liberty Street
|Located downtown, the Hilton is offering special rates to ASP members.
$129.00 per night.
Must provide your own transportation to the meeting site.
Transportation: The University will provide a shuttle service to
and from the hotels (Days Inn, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, TownePlace
Suites by Marriott) for the paper and poster sessions. The Desoto
Hilton will not be included in this service. Bus service will be
provided for the banquet, buses will depart from AASU to Savannah Station
at 6:00 pm and will return to AASU from Savannah Station beginning at 10:00
pm. The last shuttle will depart at 12 midnight.
The hotels listed above are all within walking distance to local restaurants.
A list of additional hotels and rates are available on the ASP website.
Savannah International Airport
is approximately 25 minutes from the hotels. Jacksonville airport
is approximately two hours from the hotels.
Coastal Transportation will offer shuttle service from the Savannah
airport to your hotel for $25.00 round trip. Coastal Transportation
is located on the lower level of the airport next to Thrifty car rental.
Make your return reservations at the time of arrival. You must
present the ASP coupon when purchasing ticket. Coupons may be obtained
from the ASP web site at www.asp.org/asp2001/coupon.htm
or by contacting the Program Chair.
Air Travel: Delta
Air Lines is the “Official Airline” for the conference.
Delta will offer discount airfares to Savannah International Airport and
Jacksonville Airport (Florida). To receive the maximum discount,
please purchase your airline tickets 60 days in advance. You must
call the Delta Meeting Network at 1-800-241-6760 and refer to File
Number 169762A. Identify yourself as an ASP member.
Car Rental: Avis is the
Rent – A – Car” company for our meeting. Avis will provide ASP
members with discount rates for car rentals at Savannah International Airport
and Jacksonville Airport. Call the Avis Meeting Reservation and
Information Desk at 1-800-331-1600. The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD)
number for the ASP group is D131098.
The following hotels are located at I-95 and Abercorn street approximately
10 miles from AASU’s campus:
$62.95 per night
Super 8 Motel
$44.99 per night
$44.00 per night
$63.00 per night
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