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The ESSCI Spring Technical Meeting will take place at the Pastides Alumni Center at the University South Carolina. The conference site is located at 900 Senate Street, Columbia and is within the walking distance of numerous hotels.

Local Airport:

Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) in Columbia. This airport is 7 miles (15 minutes driving distance) from the conference site. Columbia Metropolitan Airport offers over 30 non-stop flights to 9 major airports in 8 different cities. The airport is serviced by UBER, LYFT as well as local Taxis. A trip to the downtown conference site will cost ~ $20.

Nearby Airport:

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). 90 minute drive to Columbia, SC.   


Parking is available in the Park Street garage on Park and Pendleton Streets adjoining the USC Alumni Center. The garage is managed by the City of Columbia who charges hourly rates for parking ($1 for the 1st half hour, $1 for 2nd half hour, and $1 each additional hour with a maximum of $10/day).

Alternatively, a $5 parking pass (one time use) or $12.00 day pass (unlimited use) for the Park Street garage can be purchased at the conference registration desk.

The USC Alumni Center entrance from the Park Street garage is on the 2nd floor. Street level entrances are on Senate Street.

The Park Street Garage's street address is:
1007 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201


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