University of Georgia
Monday, November 8–Friday, November, 12, 2021 (In-person and virtual offering)
Registration has now closed.
*Vaccine Requirement for Centennial Institute*
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, are committed to the safety of our visitors, our team, and our communities. We require Chamber employees and external guests of Chamber events to be fully vaccinated to participate in Chamber events (i.e., at least two weeks since receiving the Johnson & Johnson shot or the second Moderna or Pfizer shot). This includes offsite events, such as Institute for Organization Management.
All participants will be asked to complete documentation during the registration process and upon arrival on-site attesting to their health and vaccination status. We will adjust our plans as needed to follow the latest guidance. Please note that this does not apply to venue staff.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate these uncertain times. Please view the Centennial FAQs for more information.
The scholarship application has now closed, and recipients have been notified. Registration will launch shortly. Thank you for your patience as we work to finalize details.
- 2021 Centennial FAQs
- Lodging Information
- Transportation to Athens
- Schedule of Activities
- Request Transcript (or 202-463-5570)
- Local Information about Athens
- UGA Cleaning and Safety Protocols
- UGA COVID-19 Information and Resources
- UGA Safety Bulletin
- UGA COVID-19 Self-Assessment
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Vaccines Digital Resources Center
Where to Stay:
UGA Hotel and Conference Center at the Georgia Center
The newly renovated UGA Hotel, located on the beautiful, historic campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, provides educational conferences, courses, and programs for lifelong learners. A total living and learning environment, the UGA Hotel includes a 200-room hotel, restaurants, banquet areas, conference rooms, auditoriums, a fitness center, and a computer lab—all under one roof. Hotel guests will receive complimentary parking during their stay. As a unit of UGA’s Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, the Center brings the University’s teaching, research, and service expertise to the people of Georgia and beyond!
You can find pictures of the brand new Bulldog Bistro by clicking this link. For those familiar with the property, this is on the first floor, beyond hotel registration and check-in. To view pictures of the sleeping rooms, please visit the website. Additionally, feel free to view the welcome letter that guests will receive upon hotel check-in, which includes information on cleaning procedures and amenities.
Classic room with one queen or king: $119.00
Classic room with two custom beds: $119.00
Select room with two queen or two doubles: $159.00
A limited number of suites are available at a higher rate.
Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at time of check-in.
For Reservations: Contact the Reservations Office at 706-542-2134 or 1-800-884-1381 and mention the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Southeast Institute program to receive the group rate. Reservations can also be made online by clicking this link and using the group code 91987.
Cut-off Date: October 11, 2021
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12 noon
Getting to Athens:
Athens is accessible via the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The University of Georgia is approximately one and a half hours northeast of the airport.
By Shuttle Service
Groome Transportation provides shuttle service from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport directly to the UGA Hotel. Call 706-612-1155 to reserve a space on a shuttle.
Atlanta, Georgia: 75 miles
Columbia, South Carolina: 165 miles
Tallahassee, Florida: 287 miles
Montgomery, Alabama: 230 miles
Nashville, Tennessee: 305 miles
Local Information about Athens:
- Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
- Athens Map
- Transportation and UGA Parking Tip Sheet
- University of Georgia
Please note: Participants must attend all classes to receive full credit toward their IOM. Please be sure that your flight arrangements provide adequate time for you to complete classes through Friday at 11:30 a.m., as well as accommodate travel to the airport.