Virginia Tech - Invent the Future
International Conference on Computational Cell Biology  - August 14-16, 2013  - Virginia Bioinformatics Institute    - Blacksburg, Virginia
Lodging & Travel



Holiday Inn University
900 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060

A block of lodging rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn University, Blacksburg at a special rate of $95/single or double. To reserve your room online visit, or please call the hotel directly at 540-552-7001 and mention you are with ICCCB. This special rate is available only until July, 12, 2013, or until the block fills.

Other lodging options available in Blacksburg include:

See the Area Information section for more information about Blacksburg and the surrounding area.


International participants: please check with your local U.S. consulate or embassy regarding the type of travel documents/visa you will need to be allowed to enter the U.S.

The closest airport is The Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA)

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:

Travel and Visa Letter Assistance

To be considered for a travel award, please send a request to Leslie Thornton-O'Brien ( with the following information: name, email address, school, graduate or undergraduate, year in school, title of abstract (if submitted), and one to two paragraphs stating how you will benefit from attending the conference. Priority will be given to students submitting abstracts. Please submit letter of request by no later than May 28, 2013.

If you require a Visa letter, please submit request to Leslie Thornton-O’Brien by May 31, 2013.

For More Information Contact:
Leslie Thornton-O'Brien
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Ground Transportation:

Roanoke Airport Transportation Service ( provides easy access to Blacksburg and the Inn at Virginia Tech. The airport is approximately 45 minutes away from scenic Blacksburg.

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.

  • Private Car: $80 per person to Blacksburg. Car will take passenger anywhere in Blacksburg.

Smart Way Bus Service (
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. Visit the website for the exact route and times.

Cab Services:

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

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