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Location

Chambers building, University Park, PA 16802, USA

Google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/IUNQs

(State College PA is the name of the town where the conference is based, and University Park is the area of State College where the university campus is located.)

Hotels

The Nittany Lion Inn, State College

200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803
Phone: +1- 814- 865-8500; Webpage: www.nittanylioninn.psu.edu

The hotel is situated on campus: a five-minute walk to the conference location; a 15-minute walk to downtown State College. If staying at the Nittany Lion Inn, you can park free-of-charge in the parking deck to the left of the hotel (Nittany Parking Deck) or in front of the hotel. Valet parking is also free-of-charge. There is a shuttle service to local destinations, including University Park Airport (SCE) and the Megabus drop-off location.

Room Rates: $124 + tax. In order to get this rate (limited numbers so book early), call+1-800-233-7505 and mention “Block Code LABO19A” or go to www.nittanylioninn.psu.edu and enter Group Code LABO19A when you make your booking. This rate is available on bookings made by 8 April 2019.

 

The following hotels are approximately 20 minutes’ walk to the conference location and 40 minutes’ walk to downtown State College. There are also buses that run these routes.

The Quality Inn, State College
1274 N. Atherton Street, State College, PA, US, 16803
Phone: (814) 234-1600; Webpage: http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-state_college-pennsylvania-PA593 
Room Rates: $89 + tax (when booking, please call and say you are attending a conference at Penn State to get this rate). This rate is available on bookings made by 8 April 2019.

The Sleep Inn, State College
111 Village Dr., State College, PA, US, 16803
Phone: (814) 235-1020; Webpage: http://www.sleepinn.com/hotel-state_college-pennsylvania-PA421 
Room Rates: $95 + tax (when booking, please call and say you are attending a conference at Penn State to get this rate), This rate is available on bookings made by 8 April 2019.

The Comfort Suites, State College: 
132 Village Dr., State College, PA, US, 16803
Phone: (814) 235-1900; Webpage: http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-state_college-pennsylvania-PA276 
Room Rates: $119 + tax (when booking, please call and say you are attending a conference at Penn State to get this rate). This rate is available on bookings made by 8 April 2019.

 

The following hotel is a little further from campus but has a free shuttle service available.

Fairfield Inn & Suites, State College:

2215 North Atherton Street, State College, Pennsylvania 16803

Phone: (814) 238-3871; Webpage: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sceco-fairfield-inn-and-suites-state-college/Room Rates: $109 + tax (when booking, please call and say you are attending a conference at Penn State to get this rate). This rate is available on bookings made by 8 April 2019.


The following hotels are in downtown State College, approximately 20 minutes walk from the conference venue.

The Atherton Hotel State College:

125 South Atherton Street, State College, Pennsylvania 16801

Phone: (814) 231-2100; Webpage:  https://www.athertonhotel.net/ Room Rates: $95 + tax (when booking, please call and say you are attending a conference at Penn State to get this rate). This rate is available on bookings made by 8 April 2019.

Hyatt Place, State College:

219 West Beaver Avenue, State College, Pennsylvania, United States, 16801

Phone: (814) 862-9808; Webpage: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/pennsylvania/hyatt-place-state-college/scezsRoom Rates: $109 + tax (when booking, please call and say you are attending a conference at Penn State to get this rate). **There is an additional fee of $11 for parking. This rate is available on bookings made by 8 April 2019.

Days Inn, State College:

240 South Pugh Street, State College, Pennsylvania 16801

Phone: (814) 238-8454; Webpage: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/state-college-pennsylvania/days-inn-penn-state/overviewRoom Rates: $ 94 + tax (when booking, please reference group code 050819GLO when making reservations to get this rate). This rate is available on bookings made by 8 April 2019.


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Flights

  • Delta (Sky Team) via Detroit (airport code: DTW)
  • United (Star Alliance) via Washington Dulles (airport code: IAD) or Chicago (airport code: ORD)
  • American Airlines (One World) via Philadelphia (airport code: PHL)

(There are no flights from any New York airports direct to State College.)

There are no train services to State College.

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Buses

You can find all the information and make bookings here: http://us.megabus.com/. The earlier you book a ticket the cheaper it is – prices start from $1. The Megabus service usually has Wi-Fi and a toilet on board. You will have to find transport between the airport and the Megabus pick-up point depending on which city you are flying in to.

  • State College PA: The Megabus stop for all arrivals and departures is the southwest corner of the Walmart parking lot located at 1665 N Atherton St. You will need to get a taxi cab from the Megabus drop-off to the conference hotel (if enough people are arriving at the same time, transport will be provided) – this is only a very short journey which should cost around $5.
  • New York NY (5 hour journey): The Megabus stop for all departures is located on 34th St across the street from the Javits Center and is three blocks west of Penn Station and the 34th St - Penn Station subway stop that is served by the A, C, and E trains. The 34th St stop is also adjacent to an MTA bus stop that is served by the M34 line.
  • Philadelphia PA (4 hour journey): The Megabus stop is located at the 30th St. Station. The 30th St. Station stop is located on the north side of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, about 200 yards west of North 30th Street and the west entrance to the 30th Street Station.
  • Detroit MI (12 hour journey): Megabus has a stop located at the Rosa Parks Transit Center at the taxi cab stand on the Northeast corner of Michigan and Cass Avenue, 360 Michigan Ave.
  • Pittsburgh PA (3 hour journey): The Megabus stop for all arrivals and departures is located under the David L. Lawrence Convention Center just north of the intersection of 10th St and Penn Avenue.
  • Harrisburg PA (3 hour journey): All megabus arrivals and departures are located in the Harrisburg Mall Parking lot at pole 32, which is located near Harrisburg St in between the Toys "R" US and the Great Escapes Theater.

Other connections on Megabus from State College PA are: Ann Arbor MI, Cleveland OH, Toledo OH.

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Parking

The closest parking deck is the Nittany Parking Deck, approx. 5 minutes walk to the conference location. Further information can be found here.

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