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Are you ready to attend the conference? Make sure to check out this "Directions & What to keep in mind?" handout to see if you are.


> Directions to the Conference Hotel

From:         I-81

To:              the Best Western hotel - 45 Burgess Rd - Harrisonburg, VA 22801

  • Take Exit 247A - Elkton 33 East
  • Merge onto Route 33 East – Market Street
  • Turn RIGHT at the Burgess Rd Route 33 – Market Street intersection.
  • Turn into the first driveway on your right.

> Directions to the Conference Location

From:        the Best Western hotel

To:            James Madison University’s Festival Conference & Student Center - 1400 Carrier Dr, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

  • Turn RIGHT onto Burgess Rd.
  • Turn RIGHT at the second traffic light onto Evelyn Byrd Ave
  • Merge LEFT. At the traffic light, go straight and enter the JMU campus
  • Follow the road all of the way to the stop sign.
  • Turn left.
  • Turn right into the first driveway.
You will see several hosts (they will be wearing black ISLC polos) waiting in that area.
Cars, vans and buses will be able to stop and drop-off everyone.
ISLC hosts will help you with parking and point you to the registration area.


By virtue of having completed the Hotel Reservation section of the Registration form your rooms have already been reserved at the Best Western Hotel.

  • You will be able to check into your hotel room as early as 3pm. 
  • Any damages made in the hotel rooms will be charged directly to the occupants of the room(s) in question.