Information

Hotels

BJU Press has secured a limited number of rooms at a special rate with the hotels listed below. Be sure to reserve your room(s) before the reservation cutoff date to obtain the special rate. The rates and cutoff dates are available in the hotel information provided below.

Hotel to Conference Transportation

BJU Press will be providing transportation to the campus of Spartanburg Christian Academy/First North Spartanburg Baptist Church, July 13–16, 2020, from the following Westgate Mall hotels: Residence Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hilton Garden Inn. Please email exchangecon@bjupress.com if you would like to use this service while staying at one of these hotels.

Residence Inn by Marriott, Westgate Mall

109 Residence Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Phone: 864.754.4445

Placing Reservations

Residence Inn (Spartanburg, SC), newly built in 2019, has agreed to offer a special rate on a limited number of rooms for July 13–16, 2020. If you choose to extend your stay until July 17, there are five king studio suites available. In order to reserve your room(s) at the special rate, please place your reservation(s) by Friday, June 26, by calling 864.754.4445 and requesting the Exchange Conference rate or by using the reservation link.

Room Nightly Rate*
Studio Suite (king bed and sofa bed)$135
One-Bedroom Suite (king bed and sofa bed)$139

*Applicable tax applies to all room reservations and is not reflected in the nightly rate shown above.

Hotel Amenities

  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Fully equipped kitchen with free shopping service
  • Twenty-four-hour fitness center
  • Visit the website for a full list of amenities.

Hilton Garden Inn, Westgate Mall

805 Spartan Boulevard
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Phone: 864.913.1200

Placing Reservations

Hilton Garden Inn (Spartanburg, SC) has agreed to offer a special rate on a limited number of rooms for July 14–16, 2020. If you choose to extend your stay until July 17, there are five king rooms and five double queen rooms available. In order to reserve your room(s) at the special rate, please place your reservations by Monday, June 22, by calling 864.913.1200 and requesting the Exchange Conference rate or by using this reservation link.

Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Room Nightly Rate*
Double Queen$135
Single King$135

*Applicable tax applies to all room reservations and is not reflected in the nightly rate shown above.

*Rate includes breakfast for two people.

Hotel Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary airport shuttle on weekdays
  • Complimentary breakfast for up to two guests with rooms booked through the BJU Press room block
  • Check the website for a full list of amenities and services.

Airport Shuttle

From the airport—The hotel is able to provide shuttle service to and from the airport. The week before your arrival, please call the hotel (864.913.1200) or email Jamie Geter (james.geter@hilton.com) to make shuttle arrangements. The hotel will need to know your flight itinerary. Also, upon checking into the hotel, please communicate to the front desk if you will need transportation back to the airport. They will need to add you to their schedule.

Courtyard by Marriott Spartanburg (2.9 miles from the school)

110 Mobile Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864.585.2400

Placing Reservations

Courtyard Marriott (Spartanburg, SC) has agreed to offer a special rate on a limited number of rooms for July 13–16, 2020. If you choose to extend your stay until July 17, there are two king rooms and three double queen rooms available. In order to reserve your room(s) at the special rate, please place your reservations by Monday, June 29, by calling 864.585.2400 and requesting the Exchange Conference rate or using this reservation link.

Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Room Nightly Rate*
Double Queen$119
Single King$119

*Applicable tax applies to all room reservations and is not reflected in the nightly rate shown above.

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast included in the room rate
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access
  • Check the website for a full list of amenities and services.

Hampton Inn & Suites, Westgate Mall

801 Spartan Boulevard
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Phone: 864.699.2222

Placing Reservations

Hampton Inn & Suites (Spartanburg, SC) has agreed to offer a special rate on a limited number of rooms for July 14–16, 2020. If you choose to extend your stay until July 17, there are five king rooms and five double queen rooms available.  In order to reserve your room at the special rate, please place your reservation by Monday, June 22, by calling 864.699.2222 and requesting the Exchange Conference rate or using this reservation link.

Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Room Nightly Rate*
Double Queen$115
Single King$115

*Applicable tax applies to all room reservations and is not reflected in the nightly rate shown above.

Hotel Amenities

  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary airport shuttle on weekdays
  • Twenty-four-hour fitness center
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Check the website for a full list of amenities.

Shuttle Services

  • From the airport—The hotel is able to provide shuttle service to and from the airport. The week before your arrival, please call the hotel (864.913.1200) or email Jamie Geter (james.geter@hilton.com) to make shuttle arrangements. The hotel will need to know your flight itinerary. Also, upon checking into the hotel, please communicate to the front desk if you will need transportation back to the airport. They will need to add you to their schedule.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Westgate Mall

895 Spartan Boulevard
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Phone: 864.699.7777

Placing Reservations

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Spartanburg, SC) has agreed to offer a special rate on a limited number of rooms for July 13–16, 2020. If you choose to extend your stay until July 17, there are five king rooms and five double queen rooms available. In order to reserve your room at the special rate, please place your reservation by Monday, June 29, by calling 864.699.7777 and requesting the Exchange Conference rate or using this reservation link.

Room Nightly Rate*
Double Queens$114
Single King$114

*Applicable tax applies to all room reservations and is not reflected in the nightly rate shown above.

Hotel Amenities

  • Complimentary “Express Start” breakfast
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access
  • Complimentary fitness center
  • Check the website for a full list of amenities and services.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

How can I get to The Exchange Conference?

You are responsible for your own transportation during the week of the Exchange Conference. However, BJU Press has contracted Cross Country Tours, Inc., to provide transportation to the campus of Spartanburg Christian Academy, July 13–16, 2020, from the following Westgate Mall hotels:  Residence Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Hilton Garden Inn. Please email exchangecon@bjupress.com if you would like to use this service while staying at one of these hotels.

Where are the workshops located?

All of the workshops are being held in the Youth Building section of the campus of First Baptist North Spartanburg and Spartanburg Christian Academy. Please refer to the campus map for the location of conference parking and building entrance.

Will there be internet access at the conference?

Yes, Wi-Fi will be available during the week of the Exchange Conference. You will be provided with Wi-Fi connection information the first day of the conference.

What activities can I expect?

Each day you will be attending workshops of your choice and exchanging ideas with the presenters and other teachers and administrators. Conference sessions will be located in the Youth Building and lunch will be in the Fellowship Hall.

Are accommodations available for someone with accessibility needs?

The Youth Building entrance has an accessibility ramp, and an elevator is available for sessions located on the second floor. If you have further questions, please contact BJU Press by emailing exchangecon@bjupress.com or calling 877.238.2125.

What should I wear?

  • Business casual is appropriate at all functions.
  • Since all the meeting rooms are air-conditioned, we recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket for your comfort.

Can I register my school as a group?

Yes, Eventbrite® provides an option for a group registration.

When will I receive instructions about the Whova event app?

Prior to the conference you will receive an email containing instructions for downloading the Whova app. If you have any questions concerning the app, please email us at exchangecon@bjupress.com.

Food & Lodging

Which meals will be provided at the conference?

Lunch will be provided for you each day in the Fellowship Hall. You are responsible for your own breakfast and dinner. For dinner, you may wish to visit some local Spartanburg restaurants.

Are accommodations available for someone with food allergies?

Yes, when registering online for the conference, please answer the questions relating to food allergies.

Payment & Billing

Can I use a school account number to pay for registration?

No, all payments will be securely processed through Eventbrite® using a major credit card (Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or Discover®).

If I have to cancel, how can I receive a refund?

All refund requests need to be directed to BJU Press by emailing exchangecon@bjupress.com or calling 877.238.2125. (Eventbrite® does not handle reimbursement for cancellations.) Cancellations after July 7, 2020, will incur a $50 fee.