The Classic Center
The Classic Center is northeast Georgia's premier award winning convention center and performing arts theatre. Located in the heart of downtown Athens, Georgia, The Classic Center provides unique meeting space, outstanding special events services and a wide range of entertainment options, making this unconventional convention center the choice for conferences, meetings and special events! - classiccenter.com
The Symposium will be held in the Athena Ballroom.
300 North Thomas St. Athens, GA 30601
The Center for Applied Isotope Studies
Founded by J. Noakes in 1968, the Center for Applied Isotope Studies is one of the largest and most comprehensive radiocarbon and isotope geochemistry facilities in the world. CAIS houses more than 20 instruments capable of measuring stable isotopes, and two AMS instruments dedicated to the measurement of radiocarbon. Our scientists collaborate annually with hundreds of universities and government agencies around the globe for research in archaeology, marine science, ecology, geology, geography, nuclear forensics, and art history, to name a few.
120 Riverbend Rd. Athens, GA 30602
Athens, Georgia, USA
Known as "the Classic City" Athens, GA has a rich history dating back to the 18th century. A college town built in concurrence with the University of Georgia, Athens is often viewed as the educational and intellectual center of the US south. In addition to its ties to the university, Athens is known for its historic downtown, famed music scene, and eclectic dining options.
The University of Georgia
Chartered by the state of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America — launching our nation’s great tradition of world-class public education. What began as a commitment to inspire the next generation grows stronger today through global research, hands-on learning and extensive outreach. A top value in public higher education and research, the University of Georgia tackles some of the world’s grand challenges, from combating infectious disease and creating a dependable food supply to advancing economic growth and strengthening cyber and global security. - UGA.edu
UGA is also home to the Georgia Museum of Art, the Georgia Museum of Natural History, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Sanford Stadium - home of the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Center for Applied Isotope Studies
Getting to Athens from anywhere is an easy task thanks to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and a shuttle service that provides transfers to Athens.
Hartsfield-Jackson is a global gateway, offering nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and nearly 70 international destinations. These locales include major commercial centers in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and South and Central America. ATL also holds the distinction of being the first airport in the world to serve more than 100 million passengers in a single year. - ATL.com
How to Get Around Town
Most places in Athens are easily walk able from the Classic Center. However, to reach the far ends of the sprawling UGA campus, taking a bus may be a faster option. The UGA bus system runs continuously during the day (7am-7pm). The UGA busses are always free, no pass required. Other transport options in town include the Athens City Bus, Lyft, and Uber.
Where to Eat
Designated as one of the South’s most underrated food cities by USA Today, Athens, GA is a rising star on the food scene. Blending traditional Southern staples with contemporary fare, this city’s award-winning restaurants have contributed to Athens’ burgeoning foodie culture...Authentic dining experiences abound in Downtown Athens. From Mediterranean-inspired dishes to Italian fare to modern twists on traditional cuisine, you’ll find something to suit your palate at Athens’ esteemed Downtown restaurants. - www.visitathensga.com
Things to Do
Situated just below the foothills of the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, Athens is known for its eclectic mix of Southern heritage, modern attractions and a vibrant arts scene. Visit one of its historic house museums, or enjoy a night out at a live music club. As you’re out and about in Athens, make sure to view the dozens of bulldog statues located throughout the town. For art aficionados, the Georgia Museum of Art is a must-see, and there are numerous Downtown galleries and boutiques that put local artists’ works on display. - visitathensga.com