Southeastern Conference on Linguistics  - April 19-21, 2018 - The Inn at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
Southeastern Conference on Linguistics  - April 19-21, 2018 - The Inn at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA


By Air:

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

Roanoke-Blacksburg 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:

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

Roanoke Airport Transportation Service: -

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

Advance reservations are required - 24 hour service. To secure the following rates, please remember to mention you are attending a Virginia Tech conference.

  • $66/car (up to 3 people/car)
  • $30 per person for groups of 4 or more

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

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 complimentary shuttle pickup from Squires to The Inn. Basic fare is $4 and requires exact change. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time; see for more information.

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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