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We are thrilled you are attending the Georgia Drone Summit. Below are resources to help you make the most of your weekend in downtown Athens.


Getting to The Classic Center

The Classic Center is located at 300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601.


Transportation from the airport is available through Groome Transportation, which has 19 daily trips. The Megabus is also available.


Available Parking Decks


Due to limited parking downtown, we encourage faculty, staff, and students to walk or take public transportation. If you prefer to drive, parking is available in any of the parking decks listed below for a fee.


Classic Center Deck | 300 N. Thomas St. (limited spots available)

Courthouse Deck | 355 E. Hancock Ave.

College Ave. Deck | 265 College Ave.

UGA North Campus Deck | 230 S. Thomas St.

West Washington Deck | 125 W. Washington St.


What to Wear

Event attire is business casual.


What to Bring

You will receive a nametag upon arrival. Be sure to bring business cards, email confirmation of purchase, and an appetite for drone knowledge.


Where to Eat

Buffet-style catering is available during the conference.

Athens is a Southern hub for world-renowned eateries. A buffet of options await you, all varying in cuisine and price point. Many of our great eating spots are within walking distance of the venue. A full list of restaurants is available on the Visit Athens webpage.


Where to Stay

The Georgia Drone Summit has two blocks of rooms. One is at the Comfort Inn and Suites for Thursday, October 19th, Friday, October 20th, and Saturday, October 21st. Guests should ask for the “UGA Drone Summit Block.” The deadline to reserve a room in the block is Friday, October 13th. The rate is $189 per night.


Comfort Inn and Suites

3980 Atlanta Hwy

Athens, GA 30622

706. 227.9700


The other block is available at the Country Inn and Suites for Thursday, October 19th, and Friday, October 20th. Please ask for the “UGA Drone Summit Block.” The deadline to reserve a room is Friday, October 13th. The rate is $98 per night.


Country Inn and Suites 

236 Old Epps Bridge Road

Athens, GA 30606