edUi 2015 will take place at three venues on the scenic pedestrian mall in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. (view map)


Conference Central

Our anchor venue is the Live Arts Theater located at 123 East Water Street. Live Arts is a volunteer theater that has given a home to drama, dance, comedy, music and performance art in Charlottesville since 1990.

The building was completely remodeled in 2014 and features stunning modern architecture and three separate theater spaces. Live Arts will serve as conference central for edUi. All our breakout sessions will take place here as well as the conference information desk and check in.

Keynotes & Plenary


The  Jefferson Theater is a live performance theater that hosts national and regional musical acts during the evening. During edUi, the Jefferson will host our opening plenary and all keynote presentations.



CitySpace is a city-owned meeting space managed by Piedmont Council for the Arts. Our three workshops will all take place in this space at various times throughout the conference.

Guest Rooms

Rooms will be available in a conference block at the Omni Hotel, Charlottesville for $130/night.

This luxury hotel, adjacent to the scenic downtown pedestrian mall, features a stunning, seven-story glassed-in atrium containing a lobby that is lush with greenery. The Omni hotel is just 20 minutes from Charlottesville Airport.


All of the venues we are using for edUi are wheelchair accessible. But be aware that they are spread out over a few city blocks. They are located on a pedestrian mall so you should not encounter curbs and will only encounter minimal traffic, but will need to navigate brick walkways. There will be ample time between sessions to travel between the venues.


By Air

We suggest you fly into Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) and take a cab to the Omni downtown. Plan on cab fare of about $25 each way.

By Train

Amtrak serves Charlottesville with a station (CVS) located at 810 West Main Street. The station is approximately 1/2 mile from the Omni hotel. Walking (especially with luggage) is not recommended. We suggest taking a cab or catching the Charlottesville Free Trolley. The trolley runs approximately every 15 minutes.


We recommend edUi attendees park at the Omni hotel. Parking is complimentary for hotel guests and $6 per day for other edUi attendees (just remember to tell the parking attendant you’re with edUi).

Additionally there are two parking garages downtown. The Water Street garage is closest to edUi Conference Central (Live Arts) and is $16 per day. The Market Street garage is closest to our workshop venue (CitySpace) and is $20 per day.


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