This year's conference will be held at the historic 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.
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 the most exclusive club in the world, and its membership possessed one-sixth of the world's wealth. Visits by these wealthy citizens 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 $139. Please call the Jekyll Island Club Hotel at 912-635-2600 to make your reservations and mention that you are attending the DLA Conference or University of West Georgia or the confirmation #135202. Alternate accommodations have been arranged at the Hampton Inn Jekyll Island (912-635-3733) for $169 - $179 per night. Other hotels conveniently located on the island include the Villas By The Sea (1-800-841-6262), Days Inn (912-635-9800) and the Beachview Club Hotel (912-635-2228). Each of these properties is oceanfront and within a 5 minute drive of the conference hotel. Please call for rates.
Air transportation is available into nearby Brunswick, Georgia (15 miles) as well as international airports in Savannah (90 miles) and Jacksonville (60 miles). The Jekyll Island Club Hotel provides transportation to and from the Brunswick Airport ($50 each way up to 2 persons with each additional person is $15), the Savannah Airport ($130 each way for up to 2 persons with each additional person is $25) and the Jacksonville Airport ($150 for one to 2 people each way, $30 each additional person on the same trip). Please contact the hotel directly to arrange transportation. Rental cars are also available at each airport.
By land Jekyll Island 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 $5 Daily Parking Fee required).