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Accommodations and Travel

The conference will be held at the beautiful Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. Located on the sugar-white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico provides a relaxing backdrop to the three day event. Hotel rooms are available at a special conference rate of $105/night plus tax. Make your reservations before August 05, 2013 to guarantee the rate.

To make reservations online, please go to http://www.perdidobeachresort.com/

To make room reservations by phone, call 1-800-634-8001.

To reserve hotel accommodations with the Perdido Beach Resort, please use promotional code 9332.

For more information, visit the Resort website at http://www.perdidobeachresort.com

Note: The conference group block is now full. The hotel cannot guarantee the group rate will be available. Hotel Reservations will determine if group rate can be honored at the time of each new reservation request. Attendees will now need to contact Hotel Reservations directly at 1-800-634-8001 and reference promotional code 9332.

Driving Directions to the Conference

From Pensacola Airport:

  • Turn left on 12th Avenue entrance and go 6/10 of a mile to Bayou Blvd.
  • Turn right on Bayou Blvd. and travel 7 miles to Blue Angel Pkwy (Hwy. 173) NOTE: Bayou Blvd. changes names several times, but stay on it.
  • Turn left on Blue Angel Pkwy (Hwy. 173) 6.8 miles to Hwy. 292.
  • Turn right on Hwy. 292, go 15 miles to Perdido Beach Resort.

From Montgomery Alabama:

  • Take I-65 South to Exit 37 toward Gulf Shores Pkwy/Bay Minette/Raybun (AL-287).
  • Follow AL-287 to Hwy. 59 South (Approx. 1.3 miles to Highway 59).
  • Take Hwy. 59 South 43 miles to Hwy. 182 (This is the beach highway in Gulf Shores).
  • Take Hwy. 182 East 8.5 miles to the Perdido Beach Resort.

From Mobile Airport:

  • Turn east on Airport Blvd. and travel 7 miles to I-65.
  • Take I-65 South 3.5 miles to I-10.
  • Take I-10 East 25 miles to Exit 44 (Hwy. 59).
  • Take Hwy. 59 South 29 miles to Hwy. 182 (This is the beach highway in Gulf Shores).
  • Take Hwy. 182 East 8.5 miles to the Perdido Beach Resort.

Alternate Route to Beach from Foley Using Foley Beach Express
  (Faster on high traffic days)

  • Take Hwy. 59 South to Foley Beach Express.
  • Take Foley Beach Express to Hwy. 180 (Toll Bridge cost is $2.00).
  • Take Hwy. 180 East 5 miles to Hwy. 161 to Hwy. 182.
  • Take Hwy. 182 East 2 miles to the Perdido Beach Resort (Beachside).

Important Dates

JUL
01
Deadline for Oral or Non-student Poster Abstracts Submissions
JUL
23
Presenters Notified
AUG
05
Deadline for Hotel Reservation at Conference Rate
AUG
12
Deadline for Student Poster Abstract Submission
AUG
19
Deadline for Early Registration
SEP
04
Symposium
SEP
05-06
Conference