CLAC 2016: Technology is the Bridge

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All the latest and greatest information from CLAC 2016!

Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle Schedule

Interactive Map of W&L

Explore our beautiful campus on your computer, tablet or smartphone.  CLAC-related locations are highlighted in blue and include:

  • Parking
  • On-campus Housing (Dorms)
  • Meal and Break Locations
  • Presentation Venues
  • Event Venues

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You don't want to miss these fun and social evening activities!

Tuesday, June 14

All attendees are invited to take part in the Welcome reception and dinner, which will take place on campus. It'll be a great opportunity to mingle and catch up with fellow CLAC members, so please come!

Wednesday, June 15

Wednesday's festivities will feature a progressive dinner highlighting W&L and Virginia. Dinner will proceed in courses at different locations on campus, beginning with a very brief talk on the liberal arts education, cocktails, and concluding with live music.  Be sure to attend from the start and get your card stamped at each location so you can participate in the fabulous gift drawing after dinner!

Keynote Speakers

Over the years, some inspiring speakers have taken the CLAC stage, and this year will be no exception. Meet our keynote speakers: Gabriel Dance, managing editor of digital journalism for The Marshall Project, and Israel Martinez and Richard Schroth, who will co-present on the always-currrent topic of cybersecurity.


We'd like to acknowledge the sponsors who have given generously to support the CLAC 2016 annual conference. Without their assistance, CLAC 2016 would not be possible. We are truly grateful.

Getting Here by Road or Rail

Lexington is nestled in the great valley of Virginia, between the Alleghany Mountains to the west and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east. It is conveniently located at the junction of Interstates 81 and 64 and just miles from the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • From North, South, or East: I-81 to Exit 191. Turn left onto Route 11 South at the stop sign. Follow signs from Route 11 South to downtown Lexington.
  • From West: I-64E to Exit 55. Turn right on Route 11 South at the stop sign. Follows signs from Route 11 South to downtown Lexington.

Another travel option is to take Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service to Charlottesville (CVS). From Charlottesville, you are a ninety minute drive from Lexington.


Lexington and the surrounding countryside is home to many hotels -- small and large, national and local -- as well as a number of smaller inns and beds and breakfast.

Newly renovated housing on-campus housing is available at a great price. Additionally, conference participant rates have been negotiated for two in-town hotels, R.E. Lee Hotel and Hampton Inn Col Alto. (Note: As of May 12, the R.E. Lee Hotel is fully booked.)

Nearby Airports

Lexington is approximately one hour's drive from the nearest airport located in Roanoke (ROA). For your convenience, we will offer shuttles from Roanoke to Lexington.

Other nearby airports include:

  • Charlottesville (CHO), one hour and 30 minutes away;
  • Lynchburg (LYH), one hour and 30 minutes away;
  • Richmond (RIC), two hours and 15 minutes away;
  • Dulles (IAD), 3 hours to the north, just outside Washington, D.C.

There is one car rental agency in Lexington:

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
(540) 463-4679.



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