The program will be held at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center located at 110 Shenandoah Avenue in Roanoke, Virginia. The historic Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center is situated alongside downtown Roanoke in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from Roanoke Regional Airport
Built in 1882, the beautifully restored Tudor-style Hotel Roanoke is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a member of IACC (International Association of Conference Centers), Hotel Roanoke offers world-class lodging facilities, including newly renovated guest rooms and 63,000 square feet of state-of-the-art conference space. The hotel's business facilities include 35 meeting rooms, a fixed-seat lecture hall, two boardrooms, conference center lounge and an elegant hotel ballroom that accommodates up to 1,400 guests.
Lodging rooms are being held at the hotel at a special lodging rate of $149/$169for single/double (plus taxes). Please make your reservations by Friday, June 10, 2011 by calling the hotel directly at (540) 985-5900 or toll free at (866) 594-4722. Be sure to mention the North American Forest Ecology Workshop room block when making your reservations.
TravelDriving: from North or South I-81 Exit 143 (I-581S) to Exit 5. Cross Wells Avenue and continue to the main entrance of the hotel. From 220N (Martinsville), 220 becomes I-581N. Take exit 4E (Orange Avenue). Take first right at traffic light onto Williamson Road. After the third traffic light, turn right on Shenandoah Avenue. Take the first right to main entrance of the hotel. From 460W (Lynchburg), 460 becomes Orange Avenue. Turn left at the traffic light at Williamson Road and Orange Avenue. After the third traffic light, turn right on Shenandoah Avenue. Take the first right to main entrance of the hotel.
The Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) (www.roanokeregionalairport.com) provides easy access to the conference center.
Roanoke Regional Airport offers convenient connections through domestic and international gateways in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Charlotte.
The following airlines fly directly to Roanoke:
- US Airways (www.usair.com)
- Delta Connection Carriers (www.delta.com)
- United (www.ual.com)
- Northwest Airlink (www.nwa.com)
The Roanoke Regional Airport carries the following car rental agencies:
- Avis (www.avis.com)
- Budget (www.budget.com)
- Enterprise (www.enterprise.com/car_rental/home.do)
- Hertz (www.hertz.com)
- National (www.nationalcar.com)
- Alamo (www.alamo.com)
Roanoke Airport Transportation Service
(http://www.hometown.aol.com/roanokeat/index.html) Reservations call: 1-800-288-1958 or 540-345-7710
Services available include shuttle and private car. Reservations in advance are required, offers 24 hour service.
- Shuttle: $30 per person to Blacksburg.
- Private Car: $72 per person to Blacksburg. Car will take passenger anywhere in Blacksburg.
The following cab services are available from the Roanoke Regional Airport.
- C'artier Limousine 540-982-5466
- Liberty Cab 540-344-1776
- Yellow Cab 540-345-7711