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International Gap Junction Conference 2013

Join us in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.
The city boasts rich historical flavor and architecture, world-class cuisine
and unspoiled beaches. Charleston is consistently ranked by Conde' Nast
as one of the "must see" destinations in the United States.

The meeting will be held at the historic Francis Marion Hotel.


Meeting Information
Hotel Reservations
Keynote Speakers
Program Committee
Organizers & Contact
    Oral Schedule
Oral Guidelines
Poster Guidelines
   Sunday Posters
   Tuesday Posters
Roundtable Summaries
About Charleston
About Francis Marion Hotel
Travel Information
   Airport Map
Social Events
   Opening Reception Map

About Francis Marion Hotel

The Francis Marion Hotel, located in the heart of historic Charleston, was the largest and grandest in the Carolinas when it opened in 1924. Named for General Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox" of the American Revolution, the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston re-opened in 1996 after a $12 million National Trust award-winning restoration. The Francis Marion Hotel combines 1920's style and grace with 21st Century comfort and convenience in the heart of historic Charleston on Marion Square.

Features of the Francis Marion Hotel include:

  • Unsurpassed views of the historic harbor from the only high-rise hotel in Charleston's historic district
  • A $12 million National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1996 renovated all of the 230 guest rooms and suites, now featuring premium bedding, Queen Anne-style plush furnishings and marble baths
  • Located downtown on Marion Square within walking distance of the magnificent gardens, antebellum homes, museums, antique shops, local boutiques, restaurants and nightlife that has made Charleston one of the south's premier cities
  • On-site business and fitness centers, Spa Adagio, the Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, Starbucks and 19,000ft2 meeting and banquet space
  • The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar features classic Southern cuisine and regional specialties that emphasize local fruits and vegetables blended with the beloved flavors of the old South
  • Six levels of garage parking (incl. hotel valet service) located adjacent to the hotel providing easy access in the heart of the historic district
  • Flexible 19,000ft2 space featuring three grand ballrooms, each with 24 foot ceilings, monumental windows, marble-accented fireplaces and antique crystal chandeliers, eight break out rooms and six conference rooms
  • Purpose built (in 2004) 8,000ft2 conference center including a 5,000ft2 meeting room with seating for up to 425
  • On-site catering services delivering a wide range of break and dinner menus and a la carte selections, up to a sit-down dinner for 300