Conference online registration system has closed.
You may still register by phone until noon, Friday, March 23; call Teresa McCoy, Virginia Tech continuing & professional education, at (540) 231-8220.
In-person registration will be available for limited periods every day at the conference center. (See schedule for times.)
Conference fees cover admission to all plenary sessions, research panels, evening performance, the keynote and luncheon speakers, exhibits, substantial reception, luncheon, and continental breakfasts.
These are the basic rates for attending the whole conference. For daily rates, consult the registration site.
Regular admission: $150
Veteran registration: $75
Current student: Free
Conference attendees are eligible for a discounted lodging rate in the Hotel Roanoke. Estimated rates:
As of March 1, the Hotel Roanoke was fully booked, but rooms were still available at a sister Hilton property a short walk away.
Complimentary shuttle service is available if needed.
Most major hotel chains have properties along I-581 between the conference site and the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center is a short ride from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. ROA connects to United, Delta, and American Airlines hub cities. Ground transportation options from the airport include car rental, cab, limo, and the regional Smart Way bus. (Smart Way buses also stop on the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus and the Virginia Tech Carilion biomedical research campus in Roanoke.)
Roanoke's new passenger rail station (RNK) is a few blocks from the hotel. Amtrak's Northeast Regional train connects with Washington, DC, and up the Northeast Corridor via Lynchburg and Charlottesville. Valley Metro's Campbell Court bus system hub is nearby.
Interstate 81 is the primary highway corridor into the Roanoke and New River Valleys. Downtown Roanoke is served by the I-581 spur, which continues south to Greensboro, NC, as US 220.
A vibrant city of 100,000, Roanoke is proud to call attention to its railroading roots and the recreational attractions of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
The regional visitor center is adjacent to the Hotel Roanoke in the historic Norfolk & Western Railway terminal, which also houses the O. Winston Link Museum / History Museum of Western Virginia.
Downtown Roanoke's interesting dining, retail, and cultural opportunities are an essay stroll from the hotel via an enclosed pedestrian bridge over busy railroad tracks.