OCT 2012

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2012 Sneak Peek Directory INSIGHT: Subscribe University Meetings Advertise Contact to 4 www.con v Universities In The South That Take Pride In Their Ability To Host Meetings By Terah Shelton Harris The advantages of booking universities and colleges in the South are as numerous as the crowds that fill the stadiums on gameday. Access to experts, labs, classrooms, technology, athletics and more allow you to cut costs while increasing the depth of your agenda. Sending attendees back to school, in essence, heightens their aptitude toward learning and succeeding. Wrap up your university-based meeting with a graduation ceremony and you have the formula for a successful program. Looking at its impressive stats, it's easy to see why the UGA Hotel and Conference Center is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive conference centers. Let me count the ways. Located on the University of Georgia campus, minutes from downtown Athens, the meeting space encompasses over 300,000 square feet, with over 20 conference rooms, three boardrooms and two auditoriums. That's enough space for intimate meetings, grand banquets, a traveling circus, anything you as an event planner can imagine. If that's not enough, the facility boasts not one, not two, but four on-site dining options, including the Dawg House Lounge. ■ OCTOBER 2012 ConventionSouth 27 BACK SCHOOL Editor's Note: All logos are registered trademarks of each university. UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA UGA Hotel & Conference Center via Facebook Put some team spirit into your food and beverage décor as seen here at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center.

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