Hotel & Transportation Information

Flying in:
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) has frequent connections to Charlotte and Atlanta, as well as direct flights to Chicago (ORD) and Washington DC (IAD). Travellers from Europe should consider flying direct into Charlotte (CLT) or Washington DC (Dulles). It is generally advisable to avoid Atlanta airport, because it frequently has significant delays. Also, please take potential winter weather into account when planning your route.

Speakers staying at the conference hotel can take a free shuttle bus from the airport. Taxi cab fare should cost approximately $20.00.


Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC
630 Assembly Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201·USA
Direct number: (803) 799-7800

To make your reservation at the special conference rate, please use the following link:
Hotel Reservation Link
Reservations must be bmade by 15 January 2013 in order to guarantee the special conference rate

Room rate: $109 (plus 11% tax)
Free airport shuttle pick-up
Full breakfast buffet (6:30-10am)
Free wi-fi in the rooms
Free workstations with computers, printers & internet (lobby area)
Free hotel parking

On Wednesday evening, 30 January, there is a complimentary manager's reception with food and drink from 5:00-6:30pm.