NOTE: See the COVID-19 Information page to assist with your traveling decisions.
As the closest major airport to Blacksburg, 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:
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.
The following cab services are available from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.
The Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located in Chantilly, Virginia approximately 26 miles from downtown Washington, D.C.
The following airlines fly directly to Dulles:
The Washington Dulles International Airport carries the following car rental agencies:
The Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) is located at the center of North Carolina, situated between the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point.
The following airlines fly directly to Greensboro:
The Piedmont Tried International Airport carries the following car rental agencies:
The Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) serves approximately 175 nonstop destinations around the globe.
The Charlotte Douglas International Airport carries the following car rental agencies:
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.
Conference attendees who reside outside the United States may need to apply for a VISA at the American Embassy, consulate, or other visa issuing office in their country of origin. Please begin your VISA application process as soon as possible, as applications may take several months to process.
For information on obtaining your visa, visit the U.S. Department of State's website.
Instructions for requesting an Invitation Letter
Many VISA issuing offices require that you present a letter of invitation to the conference, proof of conference registration, and airline ticket confirmation, along with your visa application. If you need a letter of invitation to the conference, please use the form below or email the following information to email@example.com: