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.
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.
3980 Atlanta Hwy
Athens, GA 30622
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.
236 Old Epps Bridge Road
Athens, GA 30606