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Location

All technical and related networking events will be held at the Student Services Building at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. See below for directions.

The opening reception on Sunday evening will be held at the Huntsville Marriott. The banquet on Monday evening will be held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's Saturn V Hall.

Hotel reservations

The Section has a room block reserved at a special rate at the Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center. To register, please follow this link to make hotel reservations using the meeting code and rate.

Directions

Air

  • Huntsville International Airport (HSV, 11 miles from conference location),1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824. Complimentary shuttle is provided by the contracted hotel if needed.
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA, 115 miles from conference location), One Terminal Drive, Nashville, TN, 37214.
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM,102 miles from conference location), 5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212.

Driving

From the North (including Nashville):
Take I-65 South to Exit 351 (US 72 East). US 72 becomes University Drive. After crossing Wynn Drive, go through one more traffic light and then take the next RIGHT (Exit sign) onto Sparkman Drive. At the bottom of the ramp, turn RIGHT onto Sparkman. Go about ½ mile to Knowledge Drive and turn LEFT. Take the 2nd RIGHT on the roundabout for the Student Services Building.
OR
Take I-65 South to Exit 340 (I-565 East). Take Exit 15 at the US Space & Rocket Center. Turn LEFT at the 2nd traffic light onto Sparkman Drive. Continue about a mile to Knowledge Drive and turn RIGHT. Take the 2nd RIGHT on the roundabout for the Student Services Building.

From the Northeast (including Chattanooga):
Take US 72 West from Chattanooga. Entering Huntsville, US 72 splits into I-565. Take I-565 to Exit 15 (Sparkman Drive) and turn RIGHT off the exit. Continue ab out a mile to Knowledge Drive and turn RIGHT. Take the 2nd RIGHT on the roundabout for the Student Services Building. Visitor parking is located near the front of the building.

From the South (including Birmingham):
Travel North on I-65. Take Exit 340 onto I-565 East to Huntsville. Take Exit 15 at the US Space & Rocket Center. Turn LEFT at the 2nd traffic light onto Sparkman Drive. Continue about a mile to Knowledge Drive and turn RIGHT. Take the 2nd RIGHT on the roundabout for the Student Services Building. Visitor parking is located near the front of the building.

From the East (including Atlanta):
Travel I-20 West to Birmingham, then I-65 North. Take Exit 340 onto I-565 East to Huntsville. Take Exit 15 at the US Space & Rocket Center. Turn LEFT at the 2nd traffic light onto Sparkman Drive. Continue about a mile to Knowledge Drive and turn RIGHT. Take the 2nd RIGHT on the roundabout for the Student Services Building.

From the West (including Memphis):
Take US 72 East through Athens. Entering Huntsville, US 72 becomes University Drive. After crossing Wynn Drive, go through one more traffic light and then take the next RIGHT (Exit sign) onto Sparkman Drive. At the bottom of the ramp, turn RIGHT onto Sparkman. Go about ½ mile to Knowledge Drive and turn LEFT. Take the 2nd RIGHT on the roundabout for the Student Services Building.
OR
Take US 72 ALT through Decatur. US 72 ALT becomes I-565. Take I-565 East to Huntsville. Take Exit 15 at the US Space & Rocket Center. Turn LEFT at the 2nd traffic light onto Sparkman Drive. Continue about a mile to Knowledge Drive and turn RIGHT. Take the 2nd RIGHT on the roundabout for the Student Services Building.


TIMELINE

2019

12-16: Call for Papers

2020

02-18: Registration open
02-18: Abstract submissions open
02-21: Undergraduate Research Competition abstracts due
03-17: Abstracts due
03-24: Notification of acceptance
04-20: Hotel rate reservation deadline
04-21: Papers due
04-21: Early registration deadline
05-01: Art competition deadline
05-14: Advance registration closes
05-17: Meeting in Huntsville