Newcomb Hall on the grounds of the University of Virginia will serve 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 all 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. Either the Gallery or Hallway in front of the ballroom will be used for exhibits and vendors. The Newcomb Hall Theatre, which can accommodate up to 380 people, is also available if needed. 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 IFAPA Board Meetings prior to and immediately after ISAPA.
University of Virginia Curry School of Education
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 and the Curry School of Education serving as the host. There are numerous hotels and restaurants within walking distance to the University. In addition, dormitories will be 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 of Education, 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 of Education, and she will be coordinating Newcomb Hall set up, meals and social activities. There also will be onsite technology support during the regular operation hours of ISAPA. Student volunteers will provide assistance throughout ISAPA. Registration will be available online and onsite with the support of our conference services partner. As noted earlier, there are numerous hotels and restaurants within walking distance to the University, and dormitories will be available for students.