Helpful Info

Schedule

If you're looking for the schedule, you can find it right here.

Venue Information

The conference is at the Jackson Convention Complex (105 E Pascagoula St, Jackson, MS 39201).

There is ample (and free) parking directly across from the venue at the corner of Pascagoula St and Farish St.

Enter on the west side of the building (right side if you are facing building from parking lots) through the sliding glass doors. We will be on the 3rd floor. There should be signs to direct you once you enter the building.

Map of Jackson Convention Complex parking and entrance.

MC

Photo of Kenneth LaFrance, the MC for MagnoliaJS.

Our MC for the conference is Kenneth LaFrance.

Kenneth LaFrance is a life long educator. He’s taught algebra I to AP physics. So, you know he’s really cool. He has also been both a participant and a coach in high school forensics, also known as speech and debate. In 1994, he took on the challenge of being a standup comedian and in the year 2000 he joined New Orleans’ longest running comedy improv troupe. In August 2017 he became a member of Toastmasters international, And in 2018 he participated in the Toastmasters international speech competition.

After Party Information

Unfortunately, I had to cancel the After Party I originally had planned because of budget (turns out, raising ~\$25k in 6 weeks is pretty hard!). However, the party will still [sorta] go on! We will dismiss around 6pm, we will have an open invitation to meet up around 8:30pm at a local bar called Fondren Public.

Fondren is a pretty neat district of Jackson with a ton of great restaurants. I recommend grabbing some dinner in the area — most places are walking distance from the bar!

Everyone will get a couple of free beer tickets and we'll hang and have a good time!

Travel Information

Our airport code is JAN. The airport address is:

100 International Dr, Jackson, MS 39208

Our airport is not a very busy airport at all, and it's very tiny, so you shouldn't have any issues getting around or summoning an Uber/Lyft.

The hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn:

235 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201

It's about 3 blocks away from the convention center. We have a block of rooms available at a discounted rate, which can take advantage of by booking through this link (first come, first served!).

Nearby Restaurants

These are great places near the venue:

And these are great places if you're down to drive 10-20 minutes: