HOW TO PREPARE
We are striving for a zero-waste event. Bring your favorite coffee mug and water bottle, as we will not provide cups. If you have a name tag or bag from another conference, bring it! We will not be printing copies of our schedule of programs – download the summit schedule before you arrive. Our mission is to build a more just and livable world, and that includes our environment.
Our values are also revealed by our consumption patterns. Every dollar spent on our conference is a dollar wasted towards building that world.
Our dress code is business casual. If you work in jeans and a hoodie, wear it.
· Light snacks and drinks will be available Friday, March 23rd.
· A Continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided Saturday, March 24th, and Sunday, March 25th
The people of Richmond love their city. We do too. The locals call it “RVA.”
It has an expansive history. It has a thriving lifestyle. And it has an exciting future. In addition to having enviable outdoor amenities (James River Park System, the best Urban Whitewater in North America), it has a bustling arts scene, a much-talked-about restaurant industry, and is a hotbed of start-ups and entrepreneurial industries.
You may want to see where Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” You may want to explore the Richmond world of Edgar Allen Poe. Perhaps you want to tour our many murals that grace our buildings? Or shop and dine in our unique boutiques and eateries.
From world class universities to abundant wildlife, Richmond has it.
PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES
You can get here from there.
If you are flying in, you’ll land at Richmond’s International Airport. It’s only 11 miles from VCU.
Richmond is also serviced by Amtrak. Amtrak will drop you off at the Main Street Station downtown – just 6 minutes away from VCU.
Richmond’s lodging options are quite diverse. Download our handy lodging overview here.
Arriving from the east or south by Interstate 64W/95N
Take Exit 76A for Chamberlayne Avenue. At the next light, turn right onto West Leigh Street. At the next light, turn left onto North Belvidere Street. Drive six blocks and turn right onto West Main Street. At the first light, turn left onto South Laurel Street. Entrance to the West Main Street Parking Deck is on the right.
Arriving from the west or north by Interstate 64E/95S
Take Exit 76B for Belvidere Street. At the first light, turn left onto West Leigh Street. At the next light, turn right onto North Belvidere Street. Drive six blocks and turn right onto West Main Street. At the first light, turn left on South Laurel Street. Entrance to the West Main Street Parking Deck is on the right.
What is IMAGINE?
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Where is IMAGINE being held?
IMAGINE is being held at the Academic Learning Commons on the Virginia Commonwealth University Campus which is located at 1000 Floyd Avenue.