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THE E.F YERBY

CONFERENCE CENTER PA R T O F T H E

DIVISION OF OUTREACH

&

CONTINUING E D U C AT I O N


The E.F. Yerby Conference Center (YCC) staff has been coordinating events for over 50 years. This experience allows them to anticipate your needs and to ask the right questions to assure the complete success of your event. The YCC Manager coordinates a team of professionals—marketing associates, technology specialists, caterers, and transportation providers—to guarantee a productive and smoothly executed event. Adjacent to the Grove, the 11-acre park in the heart of the Ole Miss campus, the E.F. Yerby Conference Center is a short walk from most University buildings and adequate parking is available at both venues. The E.F. Yerby Conference Center and the Ole Miss Oxford Depot provide ideal venues for small to mid-size on-campus meetings, seminars, workshops, mini-conferences, and similar events. We hope this brochure is helpful to you as you plan your next event. For more information, contact: Dr. Robert E. Fox Manager – The E.F. Yerby Conference Center 218 E.F. Yerby Conference Center Phone: 662-915-1408 Fax: 662-915-5138 E-mail: rfox@olemiss.edu

About The E.F. Yerby Conference Center

About The E.F. Yerby Conference Center


Services E.F. YERBY (YCC) CONFERENCE SERVICES • Event planning • Budgeting • S ecuring other providers to meet any needs the YCC is unable to fulfill, e.g. catering • Registration • Pre-event preparation • Evaluation MARKETING AND PROMOTIONAL SERVICES The professional marketing staff within the Division of Outreach can assist you in planning a promotional campaign designed to reach your target audience. Our in-house team of professional and creative individuals is eager to save you time and money by providing you with effective educational and promotional information and materials. A full range of editorial support is also available. If you are planning a conference, your Conference Coordinator will help you access these resources. • Web development and graphic design services • Writing and editorial services • Media relations and publicity COMPUTER SERVICES Providing the latest in technology with support from a highly trained technical team, Outreach ITSS oversees the Distributed Learning Network and provides computer and networking services. ITSS is responsible for operating and maintaining the videoconferencing system and associated classrooms for the delivery of distance learning courses. ITSS and Distributed Learning further serve the University and local communities by facilitating administrative meetings and ad hoc video conferences.


The Business Center, created for business travelers, meeting planners, conference presenters and participants, is conveniently located near most meeting rooms and is fully equipped to enhance your YCC experience. Our staff is available to help you with the following: • Photocopying • Faxing • Use our computers or plug in your laptop for Internet Access. • Desktop Computers, loaded with Microsoft Office 2000 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and WordPerfect 2000 • Printers (laser and color inkjet) • Do you have a last minute need? We also offer a variety of office and instructional supplies such as overhead transparencies, pens, pencils, markers, etc. TRANSPORTATION See individual tab in this brochure. EXCURSIONS The E.F. Yerby Conference Center staff can organize an off-campus excursion for your group. We offer several options including a Clarksdale Blues Excursion and a Memphis Music Tour. Visit our Web site or speak with a member of our staff for more detailed information.

Services

BUSINESS CENTER


The E. F. Yerby Conference Center sits at the corner of University Avenue and Grove Loop, a location that allows conference hosts and their guests to easily access and enjoy the unique venues and resources of The University of Mississippi. The Yerby Conference Center provides the perfect setting for small to medium-sized meetings, seminars, workshops, mini-conferences and other events. The auditorium is equipped with complete teleconferencing capabilities and can be configured for sessions requiring interpersonal dialogue. In addition, the Center features five rooms adjacent to the auditorium for break-out sessions, roundtable discussions, and small group meetings. The Center has a large lobby suitable for registration, displays, receptions, and other social gatherings. SEATING Auditorium: 100-140 theatre setting 80 classroom setting 35 U-shaped setting 64 banquet setting FEES Main Auditorium: On-campus client: $200 Off-campus client: $300

Yerby Seminar Rooms: A: 14 B: 14 C: 10 D: 10 E: 10 Seminar Rooms: On-campus client: $75 Off-campus client: $100

After 5 p.m./weekends: $10 extra per hour

The E. F. Yerby Conference Center

The E. F. Yerby Conference Center


HISTORY The University of Mississippi purchased the depot in 1983. In 1992, the University successfully lobbied to have the Depot declared a Mississippi Landmark, the highest honor that the State can bestow upon a property. After many attempts by citizens, tourism experts, and developers to breathe new life into the Depot, the University secured a grant of $800,000 from the Mississippi Department of Transportation in the summer of 2001. With an additional $200,000 in matching funds, the University and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History worked together to restore the Depot and adapt it to modern use. The Depot returned to community service in the fall of 2003 as a multipurpose facility with space for groups of up to sixty people for meetings, lectures, and other events. Today, the Oxford Depot is once again a place where students, locals, and visitors can gather. It stands ready to watch over Oxford and the University into the next century and beyond. This site honors the restoration and opening of the Oxford Depot as a community center and highlights the history of the depot and features archival materials relating to the depot and the Mississippi Central Railroad. MAIN ROOM SEATING Theatre setting: 60 Classroom setting: 36 U-shaped setting: 25

Square setting: 30 In rounds: 48 Board Room setting: 14

FEES Building: On-campus client: $200 Off-campus client: $300 After 5 p.m./Weekends: $10 extra per hour CATERING No outside catering is permitted. For catering options, please contact the University Conference Complex staff.

Ole Miss Oxford Depot

Ole Miss Oxford Depot


Driving Directions To the E.F. Yerby Conference Center • From Highway 6 bypass, take the Old Taylor Road exit. • Follow the signs to campus going north on Old Taylor Road until you come to University Avenue (less than 1/2 mile). • Take a left at University Avenue and continue until you come to a four-way stop. • Take a right at the four-way stop onto Grove Loop. • The Yerby Center is the first building on your right.


To The Depot • From Highway 6 bypass, take the Old Taylor Road exit. • Follow the signs to campus going north on Old Taylor Road until it intersects with University Avenue (less than ½ mile). • Take a right at University Avenue. • Take the first left past The Gertrude Ford Center for Performing Arts. • Veer left towards the end of the parking lot. • The Train Depot is the first building on your left.


Area Hotels


Area Hotels Inn at Ole Miss 3 minute walk 120 Alumni Drive, on the UM campus • 662-234-2331 (888-486-7666) Ole Miss Motel 3 minute drive or 20 minute walk (0.9 miles) 1517 University Avenue, Oxford • 662-234-2424 Downtown Inn 4 minute drive or 15-20 minute walk (1 miles) 400 North Lamar Boulevard, Oxford • 662-234-3031 (800-606-1497) Days Inn 5 minute drive (1.5 miles) 1101 Bickerstaff Drive, Oxford • 662-234-9500 (800-329-7466) Comfort Inn 5 minute drive (1.7 miles) 1808 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford • 662-234-6000 (800-228-5150) Hampton Inn 6 minute drive (2.2 miles) 110 Heritage Drive, Oxford • 662-232-2442 Holiday Inn Express 6 minute drive (2.2 miles) 112 Heritage Drive, Oxford • 662-236-2500 (800-465-4329) Super 8 Motel 5 minute drive (2.4 miles) 2201 West Jackson Avenue, Oxford • 662-234-7013 BED & BREAKFAST The 5 Twelve 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk (0.5 miles) 512 Van Buren Avenue, Oxford • 662-234-8043 Puddin’ Place 2 minute drive or 12 minute walk (0.6 miles) 1008 University Avenue, Oxford • 662-234-1250 Castle Hill Resort 12 minute drive (7.3 miles) 120 Castlehill Drive, Oxford • 662-234-3735 Oak Hill Stables 15 minute drive (7 miles) 670 County Road 101, Oxford • 662-234-8488


Transportation


Transportation The E.F. Yerby Conference Center offers airport shuttles for the Memphis International Airport and local shuttles around campus and the town of Oxford. The cost for the airport shuttle is $85 one-way and $135 round trip. Local shuttles are also available. Please call 662-915-7015 for an estimate. The transportation staff is comprised of courteous and experienced drivers who strive to get you to your destination in a safe and timely manner.


Information Request


Request for Information Completing this form will help us to be better aware of your basic needs when we contact you. Name of Requesting Group: ______________________________ Your Name: ___________________________________________ Day Telephone: ________________________________________ Fax: _________________________________________________ Please tell us which best describes the group you represent: Individual Special Interest Group Government Non-Profit Organization Professional Association Academic Company/Business Please tell us which best describes the kind of service or event you are seeking information about: Onsite conference/workshop Video conference/ Offsite conference/workshop teleconference Certificate Program Media production Web-based course Please provide us with details about the nature and purpose of your event. ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ Complete and return to Dr. Robert E. Fox in 218 Yerby Conference Center, or fax to 662-915-5138. You can also complete this form online at www.outreach.olemiss.edu/conferencecenter/info-request.html


Contact Information


Contact Information The E.F. Yerby Conference Center Room 218, Yerby Conference Center 689 Grove Loop P.O. Box 879 The University of Mississippi University, MS 38677 Phone: 662-915-7283 Fax: 662-915-5183 E-mail: events@olemiss.edu or rfox@olemiss.edu


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CONFERENCE CENTER PA R T O F T H E

DIVISION OF OUTREACH

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