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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.


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About Charleston
About Francis Marion Hotel

About Charleston

Charleston, the second largest city in South Carolina, is situated midway up the state's Atlantic Ocean coastline at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Originially named "Charles Towne" when founded in 1670, Charleston had 16,000 residents in 1790 and has grown to a population of just over 120,000 residents as of 2010.

Charleston was voted "Top City in the United States" in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Charleston is home to the Charleston International Airport, Joint Base Charleston (Air Force & Navy), iconic Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Port Of Charleston, Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theatre, Rainbow Row, Patriots Point, Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie, among many other local attractions.

A city with no shortage of delicious dining options, Bon Appetit named Charleston's Husk "Best New Restaurant in America" in 2011.

Various sports teams play out of Charleston, including the Charleston Battery (USL Professional Division soccer, 3-time league champions), Charleston RiverDogs (South Atlantic League baseball, affiliate of the New York Yankees), South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL hockey, 3-time league champions), and the Charleston Outlaws RFC (Rugby union).

Finally, many institutions of higher education are located in Charleston, including the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, The Citadel, Charleston Southern University, Charleston School of Law, Trident Technical College, the American College of the Building Arts, and the Art Institute of Charleston.

Pineapple FountainLooking for dining suggestions? Peruse the Charleston City Paper dining guide, "Dish," or look below for a map of dining options around the Francis Marion Hotel.

Looking for something to do? Have a peek at the Charleston City Paper's Events Calendar.

Take in the vibrant Charleston art scene; swim, surf, or kiteboard at worldclass beaches; or spend the night shag dancing to beach music.

Visit Charleston, SC
Voted 2011 Top City In The US
A hearty "thanks, y'all" from your friends in Charleston.

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