EPRV III will be held at the Penn State Hotel and Conference Center, located at the following address:
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, PA 16803
This is an area called “Innovation Park“, and is about 5 minutes away from downtown State College by car. The conference center is easily accessed using the Red Link CATA bus, which runs through the main Penn State Campus and is free of charge. Uber, Lyft, or one of the local taxi companies are other options. The following Google Maps gives a closer look at the conference center location:
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel under the group code TWAE17A. To make use of this offer, reservations at the Penn Stater must be made before July 14th.
Note that EPRV III overlaps with Ag Progress Days at Penn State, which is one of the largest agricultural expositions in the state. As a result, other hotels and lodging options may be very expensive—or unavailable—the week of the conference. Please consider booking your accommodations early!
Other alternative accommodations include:
Distance from Conference center: 2.9 miles (~7 minutes by car; ~20 minutes by bus). The conference center is easily accessible from the (free) Red Link bus from the bus station at Pattee Library just a few minutes walk away.
Distance from Conference center: 3.5 miles (~12 minutes by car; ~30 minutes by bus)
Delta, United, and American Airlines serve the University Park Airport (State College PA, airport code SCE) located six miles from the conference site. Uber, Lyft, and local taxi services are available once you arrive. Car rental is available at the airport, although many hotels offer complimentary shuttle service (see below). Be sure your final destination airport code is SCE.
Given that the conference coincides with Ag Progress days, and that planes to SCE might be full, we do note that the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL; ~3 hours), Harrisburg International Airport (MDT; ~1.5 hours), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT; ~3 hours), LaGuardia Airport (LGA; ~4 hours), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR; ~4 hours), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK; ~4 hours), Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI; 3 hours), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD; ~3.5 hours), and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA; ~3.5 hours) are all within drivable distance from State College.
Complimentary shuttle service is available to all guests of the Penn Stater. The shuttles run every day between 5:30am and 11:30pm. We recommend that you schedule shuttle service in advance by contacting the front desk at +1-814-863-5000, or through the hotel’s online request form.
Complimentary shuttle service is available to all guests of the Nittany Lion Inn. Shuttles run every day between 5 a.m. and 12 a.m. We recommend that you schedule shuttle service in advance by contacting the front desk at +1-814-865-8500, or through the hotel’s online request form.
An airport shuttle is available for participants staying at Days Inn Penn State. Prior to or upon arrival to the University Park Airport, call the hotel at +1-814-238-8454 to schedule courtesy airport pick-up.
Route I-99 connects State College with I-80 and I-70. The campus is within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hours, 90 miles); Pittsburgh (3 hours, 137 miles); Philadelphia (3 hours, 194 miles); Baltimore (3 hours, 155 miles); Washington, D.C. (3.5 hours, 190 miles); and New York City (4 hours, 250 miles). Driving directions are available here and campus maps here. Greyhound and discount Megabus bus lines service State College from nearby major cities.
Getting around town
CATA bus service covers most of State College. A set of free buses run across Penn State’s campus, and the Red Link connects the main campus area (close to downtown) with Innovation Park and the conference hotel.
There will be on-site child care for children under 6 of workshop participants. There are very limited number of spots available on a first-come first-served basis, and significant advance notice will be required to take advantage of this.
If you think you’ll take advantage of this, email email@example.com immediately in order to help you to secure a spot at the child-care center right away.