Activities During the Week
IGHR 2018 will begin Saturday, 2 June with the FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Hill Atrium and the Pecan Tree Gallery. This mini-exhibit hall event is sponsored by Family Search International and is free and open to the public as well as IGHR attendees. Visitors will be encouraged to ask questions about genealogy and family history resources and explore books and other materials provided by exhibitors.
IGHR registration check-in will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday at the Conference Registration desk. The Conference Registration desk is highlighted in pink and to the left of the Pecan Tree Courtyard on the floor map. IGHR volunteers will be available at both the Lumpkin Street entrance (next to the parking deck) and the Carlton Street entrance to assist with luggage and locating the IGHR Registration desk and the Georgia Center hotel desk. Registration check-in will end at 4:00 pm on Saturday. (Hotel check-in time is different than IGHR registration start time.)
Orientation begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. in Mahler Auditorium off of Hill Atrium. Faculty will be introduced during orientation. Past attendees have requested that you please turn around and stand long enough to give them a chance to put a face to each name.
A reception will immediately follow orientation. There will be a brief faculty meeting at the end of orientation. Dinner is on your own.
Classes begin Sunday morning. Evening sessions are scheduled for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights.
Dinner on Wednesday is included with tuition and will be held in the Georgia Center dining area. Attire will be casual.
A faculty/IGHR Steering Committee luncheon will be held at the Georgia Center following the last session on Thursday. We hope to hear your feedback, both good and bad, during lunch so we keep what worked well and make improvements where needed when planning for IGHR 2019. Thank you FamilySearch for generously agreeing to pay for the luncheon!
Amenities On-site and Nearby
Guests of UGA's hotel have multiple options available for exercise:
- The hotel's fitness center, located on the second floor, is equipped with treadmills, upright and elliptical bikes, an adjustable bench and workout mats.
- For a nominal fee, hotel guests can use the facilities of the nearby Ramsey Student Center, UGA's highly acclaimed student recreational and athletic facility. Larger than Sanford Stadium, the center includes gyms, swimming pools, a one-eighth-mile indoor track, racquetball and squash courts, full-length basketball courts, weight rooms, climbing and bouldering walls, and an indoor challenge course. The UGA hotel will provide courtesy shuttle service on request.
Athens is a walker's paradise; however, not a flat one. Design your own walking tour of the campus and downtown — gardens, museums, historic attractions, shopping, famous landmarks and more are all within a few miles of UGA's hotel!