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Pre-and Post-Conference Activities

Clemson University is located in the "Golden Corner" of South Carolina, near the "Blue Wall," the name given the Blue Ridge Mountains by the Cherokee. Within 45 minutes you can be hiking on one of four lakes,  walking by a waterfall, hiking through a temperate forest or enjoying world-class theater and restaurants in downtown Greenville. 

Why not extend your time before or after the conference to take advantage of what the region has to offer?  These pre- and post-conference activities include transportation from the conference hotel.  You can register for one or more programs when you register for the conference - and each conference registrant can register a guest.  Click here for more information on the following programs:​

  • Preconference: LLI staff workshop and lunch at the Cheezem Education Center.  FULL, no longer available. 

  • Pre-conference: Boat Tour of Lake Jocassee, including a classroom presentation, two-hour lake tour, and lunch.  Lake Jocassee is considered by National Geographic as one of "50 of the World's Last Great Places."

  • Pre-conference:  Tour of Historic Clemson University's Campus, including lunch and a stop at the '55 Exchange for ice cream.  Founded in 1889 on the site of the Fort Hill Plantation, work continues to unpack its difficult history.

  • Pre-conference: Tour of BMW's state-of-the-art Assembly Plant in Greer, South Carolina, including lunch and time in the Zentrum Museum.  Closed-toed shoes are required!  FULL, no longer available. 

  • Post-conference:  Attend an evening performance of Broadway's award-winning SIX, as "the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st-century girl power!"  Performance at Greenville's Peace Center with dinner downtown.  FULL, no longer available.

  • Post-conference:  Two-hour Sunset Boat Tour of Lake Jocassee, a mountain lake considered by National Geographic as one of "50 of the World's Last Great Places."  Dinner on your own before depature.

  • Post-conference:  Day trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  Located 90 miles north of Clemson, the Biltmore Estate is the country's largest privately-owned home and a stunning 250-room French Renaissance chateau.  Program includes self-guided audio tour of the House, lunch, and time to explore the 8,000-acre Estate.  

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