The host city of Confluence, Rome, Georgia, is situated in northwest Georgia at the center of the “ABC Triangle,” a geographic region between Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Similar to Rome, Italy, the city of Rome features seven hills, and it is located at the confluence of three rivers. Rome is the hub of a regional trade center of approximately 350,000 people. Visit the Chamber website at www.romega.com.

Rome is home to historically innovative companies like Pirelli Tire North America. Greater Rome’s economy has four strong sectors: manufacturing (“Make”), health care (“Heal”), education (“Teach”), and information (“Inform”).

1.    “Make” Rome has transitioned over the past several decades from textile production to diversified manufacturing, now boasting a large manufacturing base with over 130 diversified industries, including 14 international companies.

2.    “Heal” Rome has a strong health care cluster with four large medical institutions (Floyd Medical Center, Harbin Clinic, Redmond Regional Medical Center, Kindred Hospital), the Northwest Georgia Clinical Campus of Georgia Regents University which trains 3rd and 4th year medical students, and several clinical research organizations conducting a wide range of clinical trials.

3.    “Teach” Education is a strong local asset, with four higher education institutions (Berry College, Shorter University, Georgia Highlands College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College), a private international boarding school (Darlington School), and the Floyd County College & Career Academy, a charter school that has set a national standard for innovative STEM education. 


VENUE

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The event will be held at the Historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome, Georgia.

530 Broad Street
Rome, GA 30161

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

From Atlanta take Interstate 75 North to exit 290. Turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp onto GA-20 and follow the signs to Rome. At the 3rd light, turn left. Then make immediate right and turn up the ramp onto GA-411. After 4th traffic light, take the exit on the right onto GA-411S to Rome. Continue on GA-411 for approximately 25 miles. When you reach the Rome Bypass “Loop 1,” continue straight for approximately 2 more miles.  At the junction, merge right onto US-27N/GA-1N/GA-20W toward Rome. Continue for approximately 2.2 miles (becomes Turner McCall Boulevard). Then turn left onto Broad Street (at the Georgia Power building). The Historic DeSoto Theatre is approximately three blocks down Broad Street on the left (look for the marquee). Parking: Turn right at the 3rd light (shortly before you reach the DeSoto Theatre) onto W. 6th Avenue. Parking will be available at the Law Enforcement Parking Deck straight ahead for $2.00 per day. FYI: There is a 2-hour parking limit along Broad Street in Downtown Rome, so we recommend that you park in the Law Enforcement Parking Deck to avoid any potential parking fines. 

From Birmingham take I-20 East to US 27 North. Continue on Highway 27 North to Rome. Take the Rome exit. Turn left onto Broad Street. The Historic DeSoto Theatre is approximately three blocks down on the left (look for the marquee) Parking: Turn right at the 3rd light (shortly before you reach the DeSoto Theatre) onto W. 6th Avenue. Parking will be available at the Law Enforcement Parking Deck straight ahead for $2.00 per day. FYI: There is a 2-hour parking limit along Broad Street in Downtown Rome, so we recommend that you park in the Law Enforcement Parking Deck in order to avoid any potential parking fines. 

 

From Chattanooga take Highway 27 South to Rome. Just past Berry College, turn left onto Loop 1. Take your next right onto Riverside Parkway. At the next traffic light continue straight, crossing over Turner McCall Boulevard. At the second light, turn right onto Broad Street. The Historic DeSoto Theatre is one block down on the left (look for the marquee). Parking: Turn right at the next light (shortly before you reach the DeSoto Theatre) onto W. 6th Avenue. Parking will be available at the Law Enforcement Parking Deck straight ahead for $2.00 per day. FYI: There is a 2-hour parking limit along Broad Street in Downtown Rome, so we recommend that you park in the Law Enforcement Parking Deck in order to avoid any potential parking fines. 

LODGING

Click here for lodging options in the Rome area.
To learn more about Rome, Georgia, click here.


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