The Clarion Town House Hotel is the host for guests of Orphans III. The hotel is located at 1615 Gervais Street (also known as US 1), on the northern border of the USC campus. Shuttle buses will be available to take you to and from the film symposium.
The Clarion provides a courtesy shuttle to and from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Should a shuttle not be available, the hotel will reimburse you for taxi receipts from the airport. A block of rooms is reserved for symposium participants.

Single/double rooms are $77 each night and include complimentary continental breakfast. Indicate you are with the orphan film conference to receive the discount. (Ask for Dee Simmons if the reservation desk attendent can not answer your questions about Orphans.) Deadline: September 6, 2002.

The Clarion Town House Hotel
Phone: (800) 277-8711 or (803) 771-8711.
Fax: (803) 252-9347

Holiday Inn
630 Assembly Street
This hotel is nearest to the USC School of Music (813 Assembly St.), where most of the conference will be. Some rooms are available at a university
rate of $75 + tax, but there will not be Orphans shuttle service
running there.

Other hotels nearby include:
Adam's Mark (803) 771-7000, 1200 Hampton St.
Claussen's Inn (803) 765-0440, 2003 Greene St.
Whitney Hotel
(800) 637-4008, 700 Woodrow St.
Governor's House Hotel (803) 779-7790, 1301 Main St.
Hampton Inn
, (803)231--2000, 822 Gervais St.

Traveling to Columbia

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is served by Continental, Delta, United, and US Airways. Direct flights from New York City take less than 2 hours.

If you are driving, three interstates bring you to Columbia: I-77 from the north; I-20 from the southwest/northeast; and I-26 from the northwest/southeast. Drive times run about 75 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina; 80 minutes from Charleston, South Carolina; 3.5 hours from Raleigh-Durham; and 4 hours from Atlanta.

Amtrak and Greyhound both stop near the conference site.
Parking at the university is limited, but some spaces are available with advanced notice. Shuttle service to and from the Clarioin Hotel will be provided as needed. Both the city and the university have in-town public transit.