The 2021 ICOL is convening at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

84 Blue Ridge Assembly Dr,
Black Mountain, NC 28711 (see mapped location on YMCA 

Food and Beverage

All registrations include all meals from Wednesday evening through banquet dinner on Friday. Additionally covered are daily snacks and coffee, as well as hors d'oeuvres both in the Exhibit Hall Opening Social and at our Community Social and Auction. The excellent YMCA chef and food service staff provide buffet meals that regularly adapt and serve quality options for most special dietary needs and requests. 

Lodging Options

We are excited about the lodging at Blue Ridge Assembly! Some of our best memories from WEA conferences are based on the after-session interactions and conversations; the Blue Ridge Assembly facilities are intentionally designed to drive and promote community. Our collaboration is a great fit, even when it comes to where you sleep!  

Blue Ridge Assembly's Onsite Lodging

While there are other lodging options in the vicinity, we recommend staying at Blue Ridge to maximize your conference experience as well as to reduce costs. We recommend considering the wintery conditions when determining if offsite lodging will be your best option. Attendees staying in Offsite Accommodations can choose the 'No Lodging' option when registering.

Blue Ridge Amenities

Guests have access to the following activities at no cost:

  • Swimming Pool (summer)
  • Athletic Fields & Gymnasiums
  • Hiking Trails
  • Disc Golf
  • Basketball, Volleyball, & Tennis Courts
  • Playground
  • Cornhole
  • Exercise Room (18 and up)

Free high-speed internet is available for all, though the bandwidth is limited.

Below is a map of the conference center campus. 

[Coming Soon] 

Off-Site Lodging Options

Because of the nature of the conference, the 'No Lodging' registration includes all conference events and includes all meals

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