Accommodations & Dining

Conference Accommodations

As one of America's most preferred travel destinations for business and leisure, you'll want to book accommodations early for SCBIO 2017... and may want to consider staying a few extra days before or after the conference.

Registration and a Welcome Reception for SCBIO 2017  will be held on the rooftop of The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, 55 Wentworth Street, on the evening of October 24.  The conference itself will be held October 25 and 26 at The Gaillard Center, 77 Calhoun Street, also in downtown Charleston.

From hotels and historic inns to beach resorts and bed and breakfasts, your accommodations options are virtually endless.  Courtesy blocks of rooms have been secured at selected hotels, but may sell out quickly and room blocks may expire, so call early.  Conference attendees are free to make reservations at any facility of your choice.  Among the hotels we recommend are:

Need more ideas?  Contact our friends at the Charleston Visitor & Convention Bureau for more ideas.


Collaboration Dinners -- October 25th

Collaboration Networking Dinners will be at multiple restaurants in the Charleston area on Wednesday, October 25th, providing SCBIO 2017 attendees with the chance to relax and get to know fellow attendees -- or to conduct strategic business conversations while enjoying some of America's finest cuisine.  

Entirely optional, all restaurants are located in close proximity to the conference locations.  If you choose to participate, please visit SCBIO Networking Dinners on EventBrite and make reservations directly.  Please select one restaurant at which to have dinner. Each Conference Guest is responsible for your personal transportation and dining cost.  Participating restaurants include:

  • 39 Rue de Jean -- French American cuisine
  • Scarecrow Hearth & Liquor Bar -- Contemporary American cuisine
  • Craftsman Kitchen & Tap House -- American cuisine/craft bar
  • Stars Restaurant -- American cuisine/wine bar
  • Anson -- Southern cuisine
  • La Farfalle -- Italian cuisine
  • Stella's -- Greek cuisine
  • Coast Bar & Grill -- Seafood
  • Michael's on the Alley -- Italian
  • Vincent Chiccos -- Steak
  • Cru Cafe -- American cuisine

If you need to cancel a registration, please provide your place to a friend or email us at to open the spot again.