The 2017 Mississippi Data Summit will be held at the following location:

The Mill
600 Russell Street
Starkville, MS 39759

Starkville is located in the northeastern part of Mississippi. It is about a two-hour drive from Jackson, MS, a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Tuscaloosa, AL, and a three-hour drive from Memphis, TN. The nearest airport is the Golden Triangle Regional Airport – GTR (Columbus, MS), which is 17 miles east of Starkville. Delta has direct flights from Atlanta to GTR. Other potential airports are Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport – BHM (145 miles away), Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport – JAN  (126 miles away), and Memphis International Airport –MEM (182 miles away).

For the GTR airport, there is a free shuttle service Monday through Saturday:

  • Shuttle will depart 30 minutes after flight arrival and will arrive at The Mill 55 minutes after flight arrival.
  • Shuttle will depart The Mill 1 hour and 25 minutes before flight time.
  • Shuttle will arrive at GTR 1 hour before flight time.
  • Schedule will shift based on actual flight arrival times.

The Mill at MSU conference center is one of the state-of-the art conference centers in the state of Mississippi. This historic cotton mill building has been renovated as a conference center and office space.

Starkville, MS, is the home of Mississippi State University (MSU). MSU is among the nation’s leading major research universities. With more than 175 programs leading to a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, MSU is preparing its students for bright, productive futures where academics is combined with the proper tools for tackling today’s tough issues and making a difference in society.



To book at the Courtyard Marriott, visit Book your group rate for NSPARC.

Group code is NPP.

$129 per night.

Rate available for 9/14/17.

Book by 8/25/17.



The following Google Map shows several restaurants and other places of interest near The Mill. It was developed by John Tapp, a Geosciences student at Mississippi State University.