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The conference will be held at the The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Phone: 540-231-8000 or 877-200-3360
Fax: 540-231-0146

Directions to the Conference Site: The conference center provides directions and here is the conference center's mapquest location.
Parking: There is free parking on-site at the conference center.


Please check back later for up-to-date lodging information.

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
540-231-8000 or 877-200-3360

Hyatt Place, Blacksburg-University
650 University City Blvd.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
540-552-7500 or 1-800-233-1234

Marriott Residence Inn, Blacksburg-University
850 Prices Fork Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Hilton Garden Inn, Blacksburg
900 Plantation Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24060


Main Street Inn
205 S Main St.
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Holiday Inn, NRV Mall
99 Bradley Dr., NW
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Hampton Inn, Christiansburg/Blacksburg
380 Arbor Dr., NE
Christiansburg, VA 24073
540-381-5874 or toll free 800-HAMPTON


The Inn at Virginia Tech will run complimentary shuttle service to and from The Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, and Holiday Inn Express at select times (see below). For service outside of these times, you can call the front desk at The Inn (540-231-8000) to request service; however, service cannot be guaranteed. To catch the shuttle, please meet in the lobby. The Inn's shuttle van is white. If you are staying at the Residence Inn Marriott or Hyatt Place, please note that these hotels have their own shuttle service.

The conference shuttle schedule will be posted in early January.

The nearest major airport to the conference site is the Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA). The Roanoke Regional Airport is approximately 40 miles from the conference site.

Airport-to-Conference Transportation
There are essentially four options for getting from the Roanoke Airport to the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy: Airport Shuttle, SmartWay Bus, rental cars, and taxis.

Airport Shuttle Service
Roanoke Airport Transportation Services offers shuttle service to Blacksburg. To arrange for service or inquire about prices, please call or email.

Roanoke Airport Transportation Services
5202 Aviation Drive NW
Roanoke, VA 24012

Toll Free: 1-800-288-1958
Phone: 540-345-7710
Fax: 540-362-8006

SmartWay Bus
The SmartWay Bus is a commuter bus that services Roanoke (including the airport) and Blacksburg (home of the conference). The SmartWay Bus visits 4 locations in Roanoke and 4 locations in Blacksburg, and operates on a standard bus schedule. The SmartWay Bus stops at the Roanoke Airports 10 times daily, between 6:35 am and 7:05 pm. Note: The SmartWay Bus will then drop you off at the back of Squires Student Center (not the conference center), on the Virginia Tech campus, which is .50 to .75 miles from the conference center - a beautiful walk through the center of campus (map of walk). The cost of the SmartWay Bus is $4.00.

Rental Cars
The airport provides car rentals from Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and Alamo/National. Low rates available. Once at the airport, the car rental booths are downstairs across from baggage claim and next to the airport's main exit.

are available from the airport to the conference center with rates varying from $70 to $90, one way. Once at the airport, the taxi counter is on the first floor, past the baggage claim, to the right, or you can call at 540-345-7711.

Amtrak's Northeast Regional now serves Roanoke.

The Virginia Breeze is a new intercity bus service connecting Blacksburg with Union
Station in Washington, D.C. From Union Station it has stops in Arlington, Dulles, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Lexington.  Tickets range from $15-$50.