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General Information about AAMA Maintenance Symposium

Registration

The registration fee to attend the full-day conference is $129 per person (early bird rate prior to May 9, 2018; registration after May 9, 2018 is $159 per person). The conference fees include handout materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch. Registration fees do not include lodging which is the responsibility of the participant. A group discount of 10% is available for organizations sending three or more persons to same event. Group registrations must be submitted simultaneously for this discounted fee to apply. The group rate for an early bird would be $115 per person. The rate after the early bird special is $145. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first served basis; some sessions may have class limits. Treasury regulations may permit an income tax deduction for educational expenses (registration fees, travel, meals and lodging) undertaken to maintain or improve professional skills. The University of Alabama is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please make your request for accommodation at least 30 calendar days in advance of program date by stating your requests on the registration form or by emailing stalantis@ccs.ua.edu.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations received after May 30, 2018 are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted after the program has begun. A substitute participant may be designated in place of a registrant who cannot attend. The University of Alabama reserves the right to cancel, post-pone or combine class sections; to limit registration; or to change instructors. Any money-back guarantee offered on specific programs does not necessarily apply to other programs of The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies.

Location and Lodging

The Maintenance Symposium will be held at the Bryant Conference Center, a premier learning facility located on The University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa. 

The conference hotel is the Hotel Capstone located at 320 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 3540. The AAMA group rate is $120 per night for a King or a Double. Reservations can be made by phone at 205-752-3200 or you may book a room online. Hotel Capstone Online Room Reservations

Parking

From I-20/59, take the McFarland Boulevard/US 82 exit and proceed north to the University Boulevard interchange. Exit and turn right. Stay on University Boulevard down the hill and turn left on Second Avenue. Open parking will be on your left, the Bryant Conference Center complex on your right. In addition to the parking lot on Second Avenue, you may also park in the Coleman Coliseum Parking Lot, the Bryant Drive Parking Lot, and the new Soccer Field Parking Lot adjacent to University Boulevard. You will be able to ride a Green Route bus from either of these lots to Second Avenue at the Bryant Conference Center. Approximately two weeks prior to the conference start date, you will receive a parking permit. Be sure to display the document in your windshield while attending the conference.

Transportation

From Birmingham
The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is Alabama's largest airport serving the Greater Birmingham area and surrounding Southeastern cities. Offering more than 120 daily flights to over 25 cities throughout the United States, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) presently ranks in the country's top 75 airports in terms of passengers served annually. BHM served over 2.9 million passengers in 2009. All major airline carriers have connections to BHM airport.  The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is located approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) from Tuscaloosa.  If conference participants choose to rent a car, the following companies offer rental cars at the Birmingham Airport: Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. 

From Atlanta
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (Georgia) International Airport is approximately 200 miles (320 kilometers) east of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. If conference participants choose to fly into the Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, the driving time to Tuscaloosa is approximately three hours.