Abingdon is located on Interstate 81 surrounded by the beautiful mountains of southwest Virginia. Often featured in National Geographic Traveler, Southern Living, “The Washington Post” and other prominent publications. Abingdon is noted for its authentic cultural heritage ranging from Revolutionary War sites to traditional music, theatre, craft, and art.” The Symposium will be held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility featuring high tech meeting rooms along with an anesthesia simulation laboratory where some of the teaching will take place. The event will also incorporate live clicker technologies bringing all participants into the action.
The city’s distinct southern charm, history and natural beauty blend to make it a desirable location to combine an enriching continuing education program with pleasure and relaxation. Abingdon is located only 15 miles from Bristol, a city divided across the state lines of Virginia and Tennessee and home to Tri-Cities Airport.
- Charleston WV - Abingdon VA, approximately 180 miles
- Roanoke VA - Abingdon VA, approximately 130 miles
- Ashville NC - Abingdon VA, approximately 110miles
- Lexington KY - Abingdon VA, approximately 236 miles
- Knoxville TN - Abingdon VA, approximately 120 miles
- Columbia SC - Abingdon VA, approximately 263 miles
The meeting is set to coincide with part of The Virginia Highlands Festival - named one of the best in 2013, www.vahighlandsfestival.org
If music is not your thing, reserve your seats for the historic Barter Theatre on Main Street in Abingdon. The Barter was opened on June 10, 1933. It is one of the longest running professional theatres in the nation and is one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theatres remaining in the United States. Be sure to book tickets in advance, shows often sell out. You can also choose to visit the “Heartwood,” Southwest Virginia’s artisan gateway.
If you like the outdoors, you can hike or rent a bike and be taken to the top of the Creeper Trail for a pleasant downhill ride though the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 35-mile (56 km) multi-purpose rail trail in southwestern Virginia. The trail runs from Abingdon to Whitetop, Virginia, near the North Carolina state line – through National Forest and crossing numerous restored trestles and crossing the Appalachian Trail.
Please note that schedules, times and venues are subject to change.
Please take a moment to view the attached video about Abingdon and beautiful Southwest Virginia. Enjoy!
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