72nd Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions

Meeting, Hotel & Area Information

Meeting Location

The 72nd Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions will be held on the ORAU Main Campus in Oak Ridge.

Meeting Information

Hotels: The Doubletree Hotel will be the standard meeting place for attendees to register and catch buses to (and from) ORAU.

Attire: Dress should be in standard business attire.

Hotel Information

You may contact on your own the Doubletree Hotel. If you have difficulty obtaining a room, contact Ann Farler at 865-576-1898 or ann.farler@orau.org.

Doubletree Hotel
215 South Illinois Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: 865-481-2468
Fax: 865-481-2474


For those traveling by air, the arrival destination is McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville/Alcoa, Tennessee. Transportation from the airport to the Oak Ridge Hotels is available through one of the following vendors:

Taxis are usually available upon arrival for the same price as the above vendors. For those that choose either of these modes of transportation, a bus will be available after the meeting to shuttle people back to the airport.

Rental cars are often the most cost effective method of traveling to Oak Ridge. Travel time is about 30 minutes (25 miles). Several rental companies are available at the airport.

For a complete list of all transportation options, visit http://flyknoxville.com/.

Area Information

Located in the valley between the Cumberland and Great Smoky Mountains, Oak Ridge, Tennessee was secretly developed during the Manhattan Project whose purpose was to create an atomic bomb to end World War II. Today, Oak Ridge is a progressive, diverse city which is home to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC; and the Y-12 National Security Complex, a premier manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

Oak Ridge and the surrounding area offer a variety of cultural and recreational activities for every age and topic of interest. For more specific information about these opportunities, visit one of the links below.