Travel & Accommodation

The nearest airport is Charleston International Airport (CHS). The airport is serviced by taxis and ride sharing. There is also a CARTA bus service to downtown which stops a few blocks from campus.

Parking is available on campus for a fee. We recommend the parking garage on 89 St. Philip Street, or one of the other garages located on campus.


Update: The block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn is fully booked. Please follow this link for a list of other hotels that offer CofC discount rates. There are a few hotels downtown in walking distance of the conference venue with competitive rates, such as the Comfort Inn on Bee Street. Otherwise, we recommend you look for hotels in Mt Pleasant or West Ashley just across the bridges from Downtown Charleston to secure better rates, but from them you would need a car.

Participants who are planning to attend both the main Conference and the Software Day should use this link to book for 6 nights (from Sunday 5/12, through Friday 5/17 with checkout on 5/18, based on availability): Hilton Garden Inn Bookings

The Hilton Garden Inn conference rate is $174 per night plus applicable tax and fees (est. 14% plus $2.00 destination fee), for a room with two queen beds (based on availability.)

If you are willing/planning to share a room with another participant, please let us (the organizer) know: one of you needs to reserve the room, and the rate will be split at check-in. If you need help in identifying a roommate, we are happy to help.

If you wish to stay for an extra night or two and enjoy the weekend, you should make arrangements with another hotel for the extra nights (there are several inexpensive options outside of the Downtown area).

If you are traveling by plane from outside of the Southeast region and there are no options for flying out on Friday, please let us (the organizers) know and we may be able to accommodate you in a faculty guest room.