Greensboro, North Carolina is a revolutionary town, starting from its Quaker roots and routes in the Underground Railroad to its American Revolutionary War battlegrounds where Nathanael Greene fought the British to the birthplace of the civil rights sit-in movement in downtown. Here is where we will seed our conversations of disrupting the status quo with innovation and journalism entrepreneurship.
By air: Greensboro is reached via the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro. Several major airlines travel into GSO including American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United and US Airways. Allegiant Air also flies into Greensboro and is an easy and inexpensive option for travel from Florida cities such as Tampa/St. Pete, Orlando and Fort Myers/Punta Gorda. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is also within a 1 ½-hour drive of Greensboro.
By rail: Amtrak runs high-speed rail service into downtown Greensboro.
By car: Greensboro is a reasonable one-day drive from many points on the East Coast, including a 5-hour drive from Washington, D.C. to the north or a 5 ½-hour drive from Atlanta, Georgia to the south.
Lodging – Apartment-Style Dorm
For participants comfortable with shared bath (and private bedroom), we recommend apartment-style dormitory accommodations to foster informal conversation. The dorm is a three-block walk from the University of North Carolina Greensboro Elliott University Center where the conference sessions will take place. UNCG has set aside single-rooms in four-room, shared-bath suites in the Spring Garden Apartments.
These apartments consist of four, single bedroom units with a shared living room, full kitchen and two bathrooms.
Lodging – Hotel
We are recommending the Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 North Greene Street, Greensboro, which is 1.34 miles from the UNCG’s Elliott University Center. The special room rate is $99+tax per night. Contact the hotel directly at 336-379-8000. Ask for the “Journalism That Matters” rate. Participants choosing this option will be responsible for their own transportation to/from the UNCG campus.
All meals, except for our Saturday night on the town, are included in the registration fee.
Parking at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is available to visitors on a space available basis. Parking is $1 per hour or $6 for the daily maximum per entry at several parking decks.