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 Location

This year's conference will again be held at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel in beautiful Jekyll Island, Georgia. Jekyll Island is located just off the Georgia coast about halfway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida.


 
 
 

Lodging

The grand tradition of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel
began a century ago, when it was founded as an
exclusive retreat for members of America's highest
society. Today, where Morgan, Pulitzer, Rockefeller and Vanderbilt once came to relax, discerning visitors may enjoy the same unique combination of natural beauty and elegant architecture, private
amenities and personal service.

The hotel boasts a historic past. In the late 1880s, Jekyll Island became a winter retreat for America's wealthiest, including the Rockefellers, Pulitzers, and Morgans. The Jekyll Island Club was considered to be to be the most exclusive club in the world, and its membership possessed one-sixth of the world's wealth. Visits by these wealthy citiziens led to historical events at the Club, including the formation of the Federal Reserve System (1910), and the first transcontinental phone call (1915).

All conference meetings will be held at the four-star Jekyll Island Club Hotel. A block of guest rooms have been reserved, starting at $129. These will be held until filled or until May 1. When making room reservations, please say that you are attending the conference. Call the Jekyll Island Club Hotel at (800)535-9547 for reservations.

Alternate accomodations include the Holiday Inn (912-635-3311) for $109 per night and the Clarion Bucanneer Hotel (912-635-2261) for $129.00 - $ 189.00. Each of these properties is oceanfront and within a 5 minute drive of the conference hotel.
 
 

Directions

Air transportation is available into nearby Brunswick, Georgia (15 miles), as well as international airports in Savannah (60 miles) and Jacksonville (60 miles).

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel provides transportation to and from the Brunwick Airport ($40 each way for up to 4 persons), the Savannah Airport ($120 each way for up to 4 persons) and the Jacksonville Airport ($90 each way for up to 4 persons). Please contact the hotel directly to arrange transportion. Rental cars are also available at each airport.

By land Jekyll is convenient to I-95, take Exit 29 and follow the signs east on U.S. 17 for approximately 10 miles. Turn right onto the Downing Musgrove Causeway (GA 520). Cross onto Jekyll and through Collection Station (a $3 Daily Parking Fee required).
 
 
 
 

Jekyll Island Attracations & Activities

In spite of its exclusive past, Jekyll Island today has many affordable attractions for visitors. Every inch of the island's 10-mile beach are open to the public,

The state-owned island also boasts 63 holes of golf, which make Jekyll Island Georgia's largest public golf resort. For those who prefer tennis, there are 14 clay courts, in addition to an indoor court at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Other favorite activities on Jekyll Island include biking (you can be anywhere in 20 minutes), exploring the historic district, fishing, dolphin cruises, nature walks, and horseback riding.
 
 
 
 

Nearby Attractions

For those who want to venture beyond Jekyll Island, there are many nearby points of interest.

  • St. Simons Island - a short drive or water taxi will take you to this neighboring island, known for its selection of seafood restaurants and quaint shops. 
  • Okefenokee Swamp - one of the oldest and most well preserved fresh water areas in America. Home to abundant wildlife, including alligators, bald eagles, black bears, and waterfowl. Entrance is less than one hour drive. 
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore -accessible only by ferry, this beautiful, undeveloped barrier island was the site of JFK Jr.'s famous wedding to Carolyn Bessette in 1996. 
  • Savannah, Georgia - beautiful, historic city (one of two not burned by Sherman) less than one hour's drive from Jekyll Island.