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Athens Meetings and Conventions

Committed to Safety + Protocol

Athens, Georgia, offers meeting and event planners first-class resources, flexibility and variety in facilities, just over an hour from Atlanta. With safety in mind and strict protocols in place, Athens is the right destination for meetings and events in today's world. The Athens Georgia convention center, The Classic Center, is certified as a Star Facility by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, the gold standard for facilities. Athens meeting facilities, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses have committed to the  Ready, Set, Go Safely initiative.

In this vibrant, eclectic college town planners can be creative and produce a virtual, hybrid, or in-person meeting that will delight attendees while ensuring and prioritizing their health and safety. The possibilities are truly endless. Let us show you how to create a memorable and safe experience for your meeting or event.

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Athens Georgia's Convention Center: The Classic Center

The Classic Center is Athens’ and Northeast Georgia’s premier venue for meetings, conventions, conferences, performances, and special events. Offering exceptional service and a range of meeting spaces in both size and character, this convention center will exceed your expectations in every way. Located in the heart of downtown Athens, meeting rooms at The Classic Center are just steps away from hotels and the excitement of dining, shopping, and entertainment.

The Classic Center hosts events of up to 6,000 attendees, with 373,000 sq. ft. of event space including pre-function and an outdoor pavilion. On-site catering, audiovisual, security, registration and marketing provide a complete package of servicing to ensure your event’s success. Coming fall 2023, the Classic Center Arena will offer groups and events even more space for general sessions, tradeshows, and more!

Attendees Love Athens

Athens draws record attendance for meetings, thanks to the excitement and creative energy of the town. Restaurants, Shops, Breweries, Live Music Venues and Entertainment are just steps away from meeting and hotel rooms.

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