PROGRAM SCHEDULE

CONFERENCE 2000 HIGHLIGHTS

LOCATION

 

Location

This year's conference will again be held at the Callaway Inn at the Callaway Gardens Resort in beautiful Pine Mountain, Georgia. Pine Mountain is located about 60 miles from the Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta.

Lodging

Guest rooms are available at the Callaway Inn for $100 per night. When making room reservations, please say that you are attending the conference. Call 1-800-CALLAWAY for reservations.

Directions

Callaway Gardens is on U.S. Highway 27 in Pine Mountain, Georgia, 70 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.

From Atlanta (70 miles) - Take Interstate 85 South to Interstate 185 South (exit 21). Exit at U. S.Hwy. 27 (exit 42). Follow Hwy. 27 South to Pine Mountain. In Pine Mountain, proceed South on 27 until you see the Inn on the left.

From Macon (80 miles) - Take U. S. Hwy. 80 West to Ga. Hwy. 208 West to U. S. Hwy. 27 North.

Callaway Gardens Attracations

Callaway Gardens began in the 1930s when Cason Callaway converted 14,000 acress of worn-out cotton fields into a rambling mix of gardens, woodlands, sparkling lakes and golf courses. Scattered througout the acreage and recreational opportunities are many attractions hardly typical of a resort. These include the John A. Sibley Horticultural Center, with world-class floral displays; the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, where up to 1,000 butterflies flutter about; a pioneer log cabin; and Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden, where tomatoes and peaches ripen in the sun. In summer, there's waterskiing, shuffleboard, tennis and gardening workshops.

 

Nearby Attractions

The Pine Mountain area covers over 50 square miles across four Georgia counties with both hot and cold mineral springs, streams,lakes, mountains, and valleys. The town of Pine Mountain, located only a couple of miles from Callaway Gardens, is a quaint village filled with antique shops, specialty stores and restaurants. Nearby attractions include:

  • The Little White House - President Franklin D. Roosevelt's home he built after coming to Warm Springs, Georgia to seek aid for his paralysis.
  • Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park- with 500 acres of wild animals including lions, bears,giraffes, camels, antelopes,zerbras and many more.
  • Butts Mill Farm - includes a Grist Mill, petting zoo, Turkey Creek, Camping, horseback riding and much more.
  • FDR State Park - Georgia's largest and finest state park boasts renowned hiking trails with both short nature trails and a 23 mile Pine Mountain Trail. The scenic park also features camping, cabins, lakes, swimming pool.