Location & Lodging

On Saturday Jan 14th we will be in the BJCC (Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center) East Meeting Rooms on the 3rd Floor. On Sunday Jan 15th we will be at Samford University on Lakeshore Drive.

If you need a place to stay, the Sheraton that is connected to the BJCC by a walkway is giving WordCampers a discount of $99/night. Just mention that you are with WordCamp Birmingham and they’ll hook you up.


How to get to the BJCC on Saturday

2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North
Birmingham, AL 35203

From Atlanta
Take 22nd Street exit from I-20/59 west (125) At bottom of ramp go straight across 22nd Street. At the next intersection take a right on to Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North. The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and Medical Forum are on your right and the Arena, Concert Hall, Exhibition Halls and Meeting Rooms are on your left.

From US Hwy 280
Take Carraway Blvd. exit. At the second light take left on to Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North. Go four blocks.

From Huntsville, Montgomery or Tuscaloosa
At the downtown interchange of I-20/59 and I-65 take I-20/59 east to Atlanta and Gadsden. Take the 17th Street exit (125A) and turn left on to 8th Avenue (first light). Take left on 19th Street, go under the interstate and the Arena is on the right side of the street.

How to get to Samford University on Sunday

Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Homewood, AL 35229

From Atlanta
From I-20/59, take right exit 126A US 280-E / US 31-S. Continue onto US 31-S / Montgomery Highway. Take the Right exit onto Lakeshore Drive very shortly after the YMCA. If you cross the small bridge you’ve gone too far on 31. Samford will be on the right after about 1.5 miles. Take the first (main) entrance.

From Huntsville / Nashville
Drive I-65 South. Drive to exit 255 (Lakeshore Drive) and exit right. Turn left onto Lakeshore Drive. Samford will be on your left after about 1.7 miles. Take the U turn just after the second (main) entrance and turn right into Samford.

From Mobile / Montgomery
Drive I-65 North. Take Exit 255 (Lakeshore Drive) and turn right. Samford will be on your left after about 1.7 miles. Take the U turn just after the second (main) entrance and turn right into Samford.

5 Responses to Location & Lodging

  1. Marilyn Winborn says:

    Which building(s) on Lake Shore Drive will the Sunday sessions be held?

  2. Martina says:

    Since the room block is full, have you all negotiated with another hotel or possibly extend the room block?

  3. Scott Fisk says:

    Here is a map of the Samford Campus so you can find the building and entrance. Please goto building 8 (Bonnie Bolding Swearingen Hall).