Venue, Hotel & Travel

Venue/ Conference Location

Summit Check-In Info:

Thursday, February 25 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Conference Center Lobby of the Hampton Inn 

Friday, February 26 beginning at 9:00 am: First floor lobby at the Bond Life Sciences Center

Where: Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
1201 Rollins St.
Columbia, MO 65211-7310

A campus map that pinpoints locations and gives driving directions to the University of Missouri can be found at map.missouri.eduA printable map can be downloaded at www.missouri.edu/visitors/visitorMap.pdf

 

Parking: Virginia Avenue Parking Structure (only if you purchased a parking pass)
901 Virginia Ave.
Columbia, MO 65201-5225

If you purchased a parking permit by February 11th it will be mailed to you. However, if you submitted your registration and/or purchased a parking permit after February 11th you will need to pick up your parking permit at the conference registration desk. Please note – if you pick up your parking permit you will need to return to your vehicle to place the permit in your car to avoid receiving a ticket. The parking permits are for the Virginia Avenue Parking Garage, 901 Virginia Ave, Columbia, MO 65201-5225. Please visit map.missouri.edu for directions. Even with a parking pass, you must avoid restricted parking spaces, such as handicap spaces.

If you are staying at the Hampton Inn or the DoubleTree Hotel, you may opt to walk from the hotel to the conference facility. Each hotel is approximately 0.8 miles, or about a 15 minute walk, to the Christopher Life Sciences Center. Conference events will take place mostly at Bond and the Hampton Inn.

Download the Summit Map here

 

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Travel to Columbia

Flying

Columbia Regional Airport (COU) offers connections through Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth. The airport is 10 miles south of Columbia, with multiple forms of ground transportation easily accessible.  Inexpensive taxi service, (approx. $25) is available to the hotel or campus.  Rental cars are also available with Hertz and Enterprise.

For those who’d rather fly into a larger airport, Columbia is located midway between airports in 
St. Louis International (STL)
 and Kansas City International (MCI).  Columbia is about a 2-hour drive from the St. Louis airport (STL) and a 2.5-hour drive from the Kansas City Airport (MCI).  The MO-X shuttle has several regularly scheduled trips from both airports to any location in Columbia.  Schedule and rate information for MO-X can be found on their website or by calling toll free (877) 669-4826.

Ground Transportation

From Saint Louis Airport (STL) or Kansas City Airport (MCI)

  • The MO-X shuttle has several regularly scheduled trips from both airports to any location in Columbia.  Schedule and rate information for MO-X can be found on theirwebsite or by calling toll free (877) 669-4826.
  • Rental cars are available at both theSaint Louis Airport (STL) and the Kansas City Airport (MCI).  Advanced reservations are recommended.

From Columbia Regional Airport (COU)

There are many ground transportation options from the Columbia Regional Airport.

  • Shuttles/Taxis(Columbia rates vary from $18-$25).  You can usually catch a taxi service right in front of the mail terminal.
  • Rental carservices through Hertz and Enterprise are available in the main lobby.

Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Hampton Inn & Suites

Reservations at the conference rate of $114.00 + tax per night is guaranteed if made by January 29, 2016, then on a space available basis until the conference date. When reserving your room at The Hampton Inn and Suites, ask for the “UFWH Summit” room block for the conference rate!

Address:

1225 Fellow Place,

Columbia, MO 65201

(see map)

Contact:

Hotel Front Desk: 573-214-2222

Hotel Fax: 573-441-2242

Parking:

Parking is complimentary in the hotel parking lot. The hotel is within walking distance (0.8 mile or a 15 minute walk) of the Christopher Bond Life Science Center on the University of Missouri campus (conference location).

A secondary block of rooms has been reserved at The Broadway, A DoubleTree Hotel

Reservations at the conference rate of $124.00 + tax per night is guaranteed if made by February 5, 2016, then on a space available basis until the conference date. When reserving your room at The Broadway, ask for the “UFWH Summit” room block for the conference rate!

Address:

1111 East Broadway,

Columbia, MO 65203

(see map)

Contact:

Hotel Front Desk: 573-875-7000

Hotel Fax: 573-875-7007

Parking:

Parking is available in the hotel garage and is an additional $5/day. The hotel is within walking distance (0.8 mile or a 15 minute walk) of the Christopher Bond Life Sciences Center on University of Missouri campus (conference location).

Additional Lodging

For a list of all hotels in Columbia visit:

http://visitcolumbiamo.com/web/where_to_stay/index.php

 

 

 

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