2024 SCAA Education and Advocacy Conference | Keynote Speakers




Dr. Debbie Phillips
Patrick Morin
Rommel Anacan
Mark Curko



Dates: April 22-23, 2024
Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center located at 1101 Lincoln Street in Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Centrally located in South Carolina’s historic capital city, the convention center is in the middle of a vibrant urban scene with dynamite eats, world-class attractions, breweries, and a never-ending roster of festivals, events  and live music. The capital city also offers affordable accommodations, exciting sporting venues, manageable traffic, and warmer weather year-round. Traveling to Columbia is a breeze with three major interstates intersecting just outside of the city and a major airport just ten miles from the city center.

Built in 2004, Columbia’s downtown convention center is a modern and complex with beautiful architecture. The center is a 142,500 square foot facility that includes a 16,700 square foot ballroom, 18,560 square feet of meeting space that can be broken into up to 19 different spaces, and a 23,700 square foot column-less exhibit hall.

The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is a GBAC Star Facility. This highly coveted credential is awarded to organizations that follow a rigorous set of cleaning guidelines, disinfection techniques, and infection prevention practices.



Direct Member/Management Company:

  • Early Bird Rate: $159 through 2.29.2024
  • Regular Rate: $189 (3.1.2024 through 3.30.2024)
  • Last Minute Rate: $209 (4.1.2024 though Walk-Up Registrations)
  • Sponsor/Exhibitor Rate: $209
  • Non-Exhibitor Rate: $309






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Hilton Columbia Center (C-92I)

2024 SCAA Education and Advocacy Conference | Reserve a Room

The Hilton Columbia Center is a 4-Star property is located in the heart of the Congaree Vista Entertainment District and offers 222 guest rooms, including two Presidential Suites and 13 Junior Suites.  Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, complimentary high-speed internet, complimentary gourmet coffee in the lobby, a 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art Precor equipment, valet dry cleaning and a 24-hour Suite Shop for snacks and any items that may need.  The award-winning Ruth’s Chris Steak House, located on site, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and in-room dining.

The SCAA has negotiated a group room rate of $194 per night plus applicable taxes (currently 14%). Parking is available through valet or in the connected city owned garage. Valet Parking for $24.00 per day and Self-Parking is $16.00 per day.


Hampton Inn Downtown Historic District (C-919)

2024 SCAA Education and Advocacy Conference | Reserve a Room

The Hampton Inn is a unique concept for downtown Columbia: a hotel full of amenities, Southern charm, and gracious service. It is conveniently located adjacent to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and steps from the State Capital, The University of South Carolina, The Koger Center, The South Carolina State Museum, EdVenture, The Columbia Museum of Art, and Riverbanks Zoo. Right outside our doors, in the “Congaree Vista,” there’s a convenient mix of fine dining, shopping, and places to get a taste of Columbia’s nightlife. Each morning, guests will receive a complimentary deluxe breakfast along with complimentary gourmet coffees all day long. They offer fresh baked cookies every evening to satisfy your sweet tooth!

The SCAA has negotiated a group room rate of $184 per night plus applicable taxes (currently 14%). Self-Parking is available on site for $16 per day. The rooms blocks will open by the end of January.


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