The 6th annual ISEMPH meeting will be held at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel in Athens, Georgia. 

UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, Georgia 30602 USA

About Athens, Georgia

Nestled in the northeastern reaches of the Peach State, Athens, Georgia is an unmistakably southern city steeped in vibrant college culture. While the spirited city is perhaps most known for the University of Georgia, the state’s largest public research university and the birthplace of public higher education in America, it’s also home to a thriving music scene, award-winning restaurants and a host of other attractions.

The Athens, Georgia live music scene is one of a kind. Athens-based acts like R.E.M., The B-52’s, Drive-By Truckers and Widespread Panic have gone on to achieve international acclaim. Today, Athens' vibrant music scene continues to thrive with regular performances at venues throughout the city. The Foundry offers an intimate, historic setting where attendees can absorb a variety of music, from jazz to Americana. The Classic Center Theatre is a spacious venue that regularly hosts the Athens Symphony Orchestra for those who prefer classical music, Broadway shows and more.

Getting to Athens

Athens is a little over an hour to Atlanta, two hours to the North Georgia mountains, and four hours to Savannah and coastal Georgia beaches. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is located approximately 60 miles from Athens. Groome Transportation runs an hourly shuttle service direct from the airport to the conference lodgings.

Groome Transportation provides direct shuttle access from the UGA Georgia Center to ATL airport. You must make shuttle reservations online or by calling (706) 612-1155 at least 24 hours in advance to avoid potential delays at your time of travel. Due to anticipated high volume of travelers, we suggest you book your seat as soon as possible.


ISEMPH has reserved a block of rooms at the UGA Georgia Center for this conference. These rooms will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition, there are blocks of rooms at nearby hotels:

Holiday Inn Express, July 14 - July 18, 2020

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, July 14 - July 18, 2020

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