Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions
74th Annual Meeting - March 2019
Registration will open on October 1, 2018, for the 74th Annual Meeting.
Meeting, Hotel & Area Information
The Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions will be held at Pollard Technology Conference Center.
Pollard Technology Conference Center
210 Badger Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Hotels: The Doubletree Hotel will be the conference hotel. If you prefer, there are other hotels within walking distance to the Doubletree, but you must cross a multi-lane highway. Crosswalks are nearby at all traffic lights. Expect a 5-10 minute walk.
Badges: You MUST register to receive your required visitor badge. If you do not have your badge, you will not be able to attend the meeting.
Attire: Dress should be in standard business attire.
You may contact the Doubletree Hotel on your own. If you have difficulty obtaining a room, contact Richard Valentine at 865-576-1898 or Richard.Valentine@orau.org.
215 South Illinois Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Link to hotel block: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/O/ORKDTDT-OAC-20180304/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
For those traveling by air, the arrival destination is McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville/Alcoa, Tennessee (TYS).
TRANSPORTATION TO OAK RIDGE FROM TYS: To get from the airport to the Oak Ridge areas, many transportation options are available. Travel time is about 30 minutes (25 miles).
A variety of private shuttle and private sedan services are available through:
Taxi service is usually available upon arrival at a comparable price as the above vendors.
Rental cars may be a cost effective method of traveling to Oak Ridge. Several rental companies are available at the airport.
TRANSPORTATION FROM OAK RIDGE TO TYS: For those that do not have a rental car, an ORAU-contracted bus will be available after the meeting to take attendees back to the airport.
For a complete list of all transportation options, visit http://flyknoxville.com/.
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.
- Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce
- Oak Ridge: American Museum of Science and Energy
- Oak Ridge: Children’s Museum
- Oak Ridge: East Tennessee Historical Society Museum
- Oak Ridge Playhouse
- Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation
- Knoxville: Clarence Brown Theater
- Knoxville: Tennessee Theater
- Knoxville Opera Company
- Knoxville Zoo
- University of Tennessee sports
- University of Tennessee Lady Vols sports
Registration opens for the 74th Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions.