2020 Local Arrangements

CMS South/SMT South Central 2020 Joint Conference
Improvisation: Science, Practice, Pedagogy
Preliminary Local Arrangements

Travel and Accommodations info:

The conference will be held February 28 – March 1 at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville, TN 37212.

Parking is available free of charge across Children’s Way from the Blair School in the West Garage on weekends, and Friday afternoon AFTER 4 P.M. Additional parking is available in the South Garage, one building to the east of the West Garage.

  • It is recommended that Friday attendees park in the South Garage during the daytime hours, where visitors to the medical center may park.

A campus map showing available parking spaces can be found at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/traffic_parking/maps/parking.php

Hotels: two nearby Hampton Inns are offering a special rate ($149/night plus fees) for conference attendees, links to hotel information and booking are below. These special rates will only be held until January 13th, 2020; to ensure the rate, please reserve before that date.
The Hampton Inns offer free on-site parking and complimentary breakfast, among other amenities, and both are approximately ten blocks from the Blair School of Music.

Hampton Inn—Nashville/Vanderbilt

Hampton Inn—Elliston Place

Attendees flying into Nashville at Nashville International Airport (BNA) can find many hotels close to the airport, all of which are 15 minutes away from the Blair School of Music and the Vanderbilt campus. Be advised, however, that travel times to and from campus can increase greatly on Friday morning and afternoon due to rush hour traffic.