The 2022 Conference will be held at Auburn University. Our Theme is Relationship-Rich Education.
March 9 - 11th, 2022.
In-person conference with a virtual option for remote attendees and presenters.
Proposal period is now closed. Acceptance Notification: January 17, 2022 Presenter Confirmation/Registration: February 7, 2022 Hotel Discount Rate Deadline: February 20, 2022
About the Conference and Annual Meeting
This year marks the 46th 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 the special rate of $139 (plus tax) per night/room. You may reserve rooms at this rate for one to three nights during the conference window of Tuesday, March 8 – Friday, March 11.
This rate is only available for reservations made through February 20th, 2022
Use this link, or the button below, to make your reservation to ensure you get the discounted conference rate: aub.ie/srfidchotel2022
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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