Newcomb Hall on the grounds of the University of Virginia served as the primary venue for ISAPA 2019). The building is accessible to wheelchair users with a level opening to the 3rd floor where the ballroom and smaller meeting rooms are located. The majority of presentations, meetings, exhibits and banquets will be held at the Newcomb Hall Ballroom and adjacent meeting rooms. The ballroom can accommodate up to 475 people, and adjacent meeting rooms can accommodate overflow via closed circuit TV for keynote presentations. The Commonwealth and Kaleidoscope Rooms can accommodate 110 people, and the Gallery and South Meeting Rooms can accommodate 50 people. Space was provided for exhibits and vendors. The Newcomb Hall Theatre was used for some sessions. The Theatre is located on the first floor of Newcomb Hall and is accessible via an elevator. Newcomb Hall has wireless Internet access throughout the building and all the technology needed for presentations. There is a Board Room that can accommodate up to 20 people that can be used for small meetings.
University of Virginia Curry School of Education and Human Development
Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia, which consistently ranks as one of the top public universities in the United States. The University is an historic institution founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819. Many of the original structures still stand and are used by students, and the "Lawn" and the "Rotunda" are designated UNESCO historic sites. The University will serve as the main venue for ISAPA with the Department of Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education and Human Development serving as the host. There are numerous hotels and restaurants within walking distance to the University. In addition, dormitories were available at a reduced rate (compared to hotels) for students.
The University of Virginia has hosted numerous conferences and internationally acclaimed speakers over the past 100 years. The Curry School, which is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 Education Schools in the U.S., and the Department of Kinesiology, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 Kinesiology Programs in the U.S., have also hosted international conferences and speakers. Diane Cole is the Special Events Manager for the Curry School, and she coordinated the venue set-up, meals and social activities. Onsite technology support was also provided during the regular operation hours of ISAPA. Student volunteers provided assistance throughout ISAPA 2019. Many thanks to Diane, our student volunteers and the Newcomb Hall staff!