Friday, March 10 8am: Breakfast 9am: Final Collaborative Working Group Session 10:30am: Collaborative Working Groups - Presentations & Resource Sharing 12 - 1:30pm: Lunch & Poster Session
Information about the Virtual and F2F event (for presenters)
The virtual conference will be hosted on Zoom Events. Every session will be streamed and a facilitator will manage the Zoom experience in each of the breakout classrooms to ensure the tech is working.
F2F presenters: there is no expectation that you facilitate interactivity with our virtual attendees, but you will have a facilitator there to support you (monitor the chat, manage audio, form breakout rooms) if you choose to. We are planning to record the sessions and make them available to conference attendees after the event. If you are not comfortable with having your session recorded, simply let the Zoom facilitator in your room know before you session begins.
Virtual presenters: Your presentation will be streamed in one of the breakout rooms so you may have a mix of "zoomers" and "roomers" (virtual and face to face participants). There will be an in room facilitator to manage the tech and support face to face participants. There is no expectation that you facilitate interactivity with the "roomers," but the facilitator will be happy to support you (capture questions, ideas, etc. from the room) if you choose to. We plan to record these sessions as well but let your room facilitator know if you'd prefer not to be recorded.
About the Conference and Annual Meeting
This year marks the 47th consecutive annual meeting and conference of the Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium. Each year since its inception, SRFIDC has brought faculty and organizational development professionals in the southern region of the US together for sharing ideas, experiences, new approaches, and collegial concerns affecting our profession and work. This year the conference is live and in-person with a virtual session track for those who cannot attend but want to participate.
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center Address: 241 S College St, Auburn, AL 36830 Phone: (334) 821-8200
This hotel is directly across the street from the RBD Library / Mell Classroom Building where our conference will take place. A block of rooms is reserved for the conference at a special rate. You may reserve rooms at this rate for one to three nights during the conference window of Tuesday, March 7 – Friday, March 10.
This rate is only available for reservations made through February 20th, 2023
Other Hotels within walking distance to the conference
For those looking for a more eclectic, boutique hotel experience, The Collegiate Hotel at Auburn is right around the corner from our conference location. Its rooftop lounge / bar is a popular destination in its own right.
The Crenshaw Guest House (built in 1890) is a bed and breakfast inn located about a half-mile from the conference venue.
Hotels a short drive from the conference venue
There are numerous lodging options including suite and budget friendly hotels within a 1 to 3 mile radius of the conference venue. Here is a short list of options / links:
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, is the most used airport for travel to Auburn for both international and domestic travel.
Groome Transportation: https://groometransportation.com/auburn/ Makes several trips daily to and from the ATL airport and the Auburn Hotel and Conference Center (and other stops in the Auburn/Opelika area). The trip usually takes an hour and a half but could run a bit longer or shorter depending on the number of stops.
Please check the shuttle schedule and availability before purchasing an airplane ticket. Note that Atlanta, Georgia, is in the Eastern Time Zone, whereas Auburn, Alabama, is in the Central Time Zone. On return, note the one-hour time difference between Auburn and Atlanta, particularly if your flight is early in the day.
(MGM) Montgomery, Alabama, http://www.flymgm.com/ There is no shuttle service between Auburn and Montgomery airport.
Distances: Auburn to Atlanta Airport 100 miles Auburn to Birmingham Airport 115 miles (Hwy 280) Auburn to Montgomery Airport 62 miles Auburn to Columbus Airport 41 miles
Travel by Car
Traveling by car on I-85 take exit 51 (South College St, direction north) towards Auburn University. Coming from Birmingham you may travel on Hwy 280 (take North College St in Auburn), or I-65 to Montgomery, then I-85 towards Atlanta (Auburn).
Guests of the AU Hotel will be able to use their garage during the conference.
The conference will take place during Auburn's Spring Break.
Conference attendees will have access to free parking in the College Street Deck (aka the AU Hotel parking garage) level 2 & 3 only.
You can also park on the 4th level of the Stadium Deck in the visitor spaces, look for the signs posted.
Do NOT park in the Library Parking Deck.
Auburn attendees may park wherever their permit allows.
If you have any questions or issues regarding campus parking, here is their contact Info:
Auburn University - Parking Services 330 Lem Morrison Drive Auburn University, AL 36849 Phone: (334) 844-4143 Fax: (334) 844-2253 Office Hours: 7:15 A.M – 4:15 P.M. (Monday – Friday) & open during lunch
Going by rental car from Auburn to the Atlanta Airport: because of the time zone change, you should plan to leave 5 hours before the flight by the Central Time clock: 90min to drive, 30min (probably less) to return the car, that will allow 2 hours to navigate ATL airport before departure. Gas stations close to the airport are at Exit 64 (Georgia) on I-85.
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