SilviLaser 2017



October 10 - 12, 2017  *  Blacksburg, Virginia
Getting Here

By Air:

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) provides easy access to the conference center and 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:

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport carries the following car rental agencies:

Roanoke Airport Transportation Service: - www.roanokeats.com

Reservations call: 1-800-288-1958 or 540-366-2436

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.

Smart Way Bus:
Take the Smart Way bus from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport to the stop on Virginia Tech's campus at Squires Student Center and call The Inn at Virginia Tech (540-231-8000) between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. to schedule a shuttle pickup from Squires to The Inn.

Roanoke Airport Limousine Service also provides transportation between the airport and campus.



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

Driving Directions:

Directions from Interstate 81: From I-81 take exit 118B onto U.S. 460 West. Follow the signs for Virginia Tech/Blacksburg. Continue on U.S. 460 for 8.5 miles to the Prices Fork Road exit for “Downtown”. Turn right at the first traffic light on Prices Fork Road to enter the Inn at Virginia Tech.

Directions from Interstate 77 (northbound): Take exit 32 onto I-81 North. Continue for about 29 miles and follow the directions above for interstate 81.

Directions from Interstate 77 (southbound): In West Virginia take exit 9, "U.S. 460-Princeton/Pearisburg, VA". Turn left at the stoplight at the end of the ramp onto U.S. 460 East. Continue onto U.S. 460 East for about 44.9 miles (11.6 in W.VA., 33.3 in Virginia). Take the Toms Creek Road exit. Turn left onto Toms Creek Road. Turn right onto University City Boulevard at the first traffic light. Continue onto University City Boulevard for about 1.2 miles until reaching the Prices Fork intersection (second light on University City Boulevard). Go straight at the light.


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