The Nashville metropolitan area has a population of about 600,000 and is served primarily by the Nashville International Airport (http://www.flynashville.com/). Carriers include American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways. The airport is about 20 minutes from downtown and Vanderbilt. A cab ride to the host hotel will run about $30. Another option is the Shuttle Express Grayline, which offers a $25 round trip between the hotel and the airport and runs every half hour from 6:40 a.m. to 6:40 p.m.
The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt (http://www.holidayinn-nashville.com/). To secure reservations, call the hotel directly at 615-327-4707 or 1-877-327-4707 and ask for the reservation department. When you reach a reservation operator, ask for accommodations with the APT Annual Association Meeting or group code APT. Alternatively, you may go to this link to make reservations: http://tinyurl.com/APT-Annual-Meeting. Please follow the date format on the reservation form. The group rates are $128 plus tax for single or double rooms. These rates include a complementary breakfast for one person. In order to insure room availability at these excellent rates, reservations should be made before September 17. The hotel has a restaurant and lounge, as well as a complimentary shuttle that will take you anywhere you need to go within a three-mile radius of the hotel (call the hotel at (615) 327-4707 or Toll Free (877) 826-8961 for details). The hotel will arrange for pick-up at the airport for guests who request the service prior to arrival. For those driving to the conference, the hotel provides free parking.
The Holiday Inn is only three blocks from Buttrick Hall, which is a university building on Vanderbilt’s main campus and the site of the panels and all other events. It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk to Buttrick from the hotel, but we have also arranged for some shuttle runs between the hotel and conference site each day. In October in Nashville, the average high is 72 and the average low is 49.
As is the usual practice of APT, formal lunches are planned for all participants on Friday and Saturday, and dinner for Friday evening.