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Travel Information: Twelfth Biennial SEA Conference, March 3-7, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia

The Many Pasts, Presents, & Futures of Early America


Emory Conference Center and Hotel (# 8760 on the interactive campus map: The ECCH is located at the edge of Emory University’s main campus, which itself is located in the Atlanta city limits but about a 15 minute drive from Downtown and 10 minutes from Midtown Atlanta. The ECCH borders a quiet woodland, which can be accessed from the back terraces, and in the front faces to Emory’s bustling Clifton Road corridor and Emory Point (, a complex of restaurants and shops (circa 1-2 minute walk from the hotel). Also, from the ECCH, it’s about a 15 minute walk to the center of Emory campus, or a few minutes by shuttle, which stops directly in front of the hotel. We will also have additional shuttles specifically to take conference attendees from the hotel to the panels on the main campus on Saturday. All shuttles/buses are ADA compliant. The ECCH has a beautiful interior with large windows overlooking the woodlands to the back. The ECCH has LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification for its sustainable construction and design. The ECCH is connected via public bus service to downtown and several attractive walkable nightlife/restaurant areas, such as Virginia-Highland (, Little Five Points (, downtown Decatur (, and Midtown Atlanta ( Conference room rates are $159.00/night, which is very reasonable for Atlanta and the quality of the hotel. Affordability is also be enhanced for our attendees by the “breaks and space” meeting room package (included in registration) for Thursday and Friday at the ECCH, which includes breakfast, all-day unlimited snacks, drinks (coffee, water, tea, sodas), and a hot afternoon snack. For guests staying at the hotel, parking is included in the room rate, which is also a really good deal, considering the parking situation in and around Atlanta (for day guests, parking is also affordable at $15/day).

Emory Campus/PAIS (the PAIS is # 2045 on the interactive campus map:’2045′). Emory has a large, mostly pedestrian campus, with much greenspace and public areas to hang and a many student-focused eateries/cafeterias. Especially attractive for our conference will be the Stuart Rose Manuscript and Rare Book Library with its strong African American studies collection (, the Michael C. Carlos Museum with its Art of the Ancient Americas collection/exhibit (, and the Pitts Theology Library, with its especially strong early American religion collections ( The PAIS, where our panels will take place, will have all of our meeting rooms on one floor, with one lecture hall for larger panels (such as roundtables). The PAIS is certified LEED Gold by the United States Green Building Council. It is also located 1 walking minute from the university bookstore/Starbucks and about 4-5 walking minutes from the Emory Village, an area with cafes and restaurants right outside the main Emory campus ( The Emory campus is also great for anyone who would like to take some time off from panels for walking or running, especially the 154-acre Lullwater Preserve (


Please see above, and more directions are forthcoming, thank you!


Emory Conference Center Hotel

Address: 1615 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329

Phone: (800) 933-6679

Online Booking is forthcoming. Please check back, thank you!

Things to do in Atlanta

Visit Atlanta: A comprehensive site, including the information about local eateries and things to do around the city.

Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Park: Tour the historic landmarks of MLK’s life.

Map of Atlanta

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