Virginia Tech - Invent the Future

Lodging & Travel

Location:

The symposium will be held on the Virginia Tech Campus in Ambler Johnston Hall, located 700 Washington Street, Blacksburg, Virginia. (see VT Maps & Locations)

Lodging:

Participants are responsible for their own lodging. A block of lodging rooms has been reserved at several local hotels but because of other events over the weekend, may not be available for all nights.

Photo of exterior of the Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn is offering a special rate of $99/single or double. To reserve a room, please call the hotel at 877-834-3613 and mention you are attending the Residential College Symposium, or you can follow the direct link to place your room reservation.

900 Prices Fork Rd Blacksburg, Virginia 24060 - Directions


Photo of exterior of the Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn is offering a special rate of $129/single or double. To reserve a room, please call the hotel at 540-552-5005 and mention you are attending the Residential College Symposium, or you can follow the direct link to place your room reservation.

900 Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060 - Directions


Photo of exterior of the Inn

The Inn at Virginia Tech is offering a special rate of $129/single or double. To reserve your room, please call the hotel directly at 540-231-8000 or toll free at 877-200-3360 and mention you are attending the Residential College Symposium. This special rate is available only until Thursday, September 18th or until the block fills.

901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 - Directions

Travel:

By Air:
The closest major airport is Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (www.roanokeairport.com), about 38 miles northeast of Blacksburg. It is serviced by Allegiant Air, Delta, United Airlines, and US Airways, which connect to dozens of leading metropolitan cities (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, NYC/LaGuardia, Orlando/Sanford, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC).

Ground Transportation Available

The following are options for any ground transportation you may need after your arrival. These services can be found on the first floor of the terminal near the baggage claim area.

Conference Vans:
We will provide transportation between the Airport and the Inn at Virginia Tech. The shuttle will leave at 10AM, Noon, 2PM, 4PM, and 6PM. Please email jpenven@vt.edu for more information and call 540-357-0750 upon your arrival to locate the van.

Roanoke Airport Transportation Service: (www.roanokeats.com)
Provides easy access to Blacksburg and the Inn at Virginia Tech. The airport is approximately 45 minutes away from scenic Blacksburg. For reservations, call: 1-800-288-1958 or 540-345-7710. Services available include shuttle and private car. Reservations in advance are required, offering 24-hour service.

  • Shuttle:
    Approximately $66 per person to Blacksburg (or $33/person for 2 people). Shuttle stops at the Inn at Virginia Tech, Holiday Inn, and Squires Student Center.

  • Private Car:
    $72 per person to Blacksburg. Car will take passenger anywhere in Blacksburg.

Smart Way Bus Service: (www.smartwaybus.com)
1-800-388-7005 or 540-982-6622
Service is $4 per person to Blacksburg. The bus operates Monday through Saturday (does not run on Sunday) at regularly scheduled times. Bus drops off on the Virginia Tech campus at the Squires Student Center stop. Call The Inn at Virginia Tech (540-231-8000) to schedule a shuttle pickup from Squires to The Inn. Visit the website for the exact route and times.

Car Rental Information:

Cab Services:
The following cab services are available from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

  • C'artier Limousine 540-982-5466
  • Yellow Cab 540-345-7711

By Car:

Driving directions
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Google Maps

From I-81 (southbound or northbound): Exit 118B Blacksburg/460 West. Exit Prices Fork Rd/Downtown, Route 412 East. Right at first traffic light into hotel entrance.



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