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   The Human-Animal Bond Symposium and Service Award - March 6, 2015 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, VA

Location & Lodging


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The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is the only hotel located on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, and offers convenient surroundings and state-of-the-art technology. The world-class hotel and conference center sits on 25 lush acres where you'll find spacious meeting areas and Preston's restaurant, featuring delicious fare and healthful selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The campus complex is within easy walking distance to downtown Blacksburg.

A block of lodging rooms has been reserved at The Inn at a special rate of $127/single or double occupancy. 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 Human-Animal Bond. You may also make your reservation online. This special rate is available only until August 26, 2015 or until the block fills.


Driving Direction

From the Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA): (

  • Drive South on Aviation Drive, NW toward Thirlane Road
  • Merge onto Hershberger Rd, NW toward I-581
  • Merge onto I-581N/US 220 N toward I-81/Lexington/Bristol/Blacksburg
  • Merge Left onto I-81 S via Exit 1S toward Salem/Bristol
  • Take Exit 118 C-B-A toward Christiansburg/Blacksburg
  • Take Exit 118B and merge onto 460W via toward Blacksburg
  • Pass main Virginia Tech entrance to the Right; continue on 460W
  • Take next exit to Downtown
  • Take Right at first light into The Inn at Virginia Tech

NOTE: Should you choose not to rent a car and drive to Blacksburg from the Roanoke Regional Airport, the Smart Way bus makes regular runs from the Airport to Blacksburg on a daily basis.

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

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