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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: 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.


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

The Inn Reservation for Room Block
Rate: $111/night + tax and fees

Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Blacksburg
1020 Plantation Rd
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Reservation
Rate: $105.00/night + tax and fees, reserve by 02/01/2024

Hyatt Place, Blacksburg
650 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

Hyatt Place Reservation
Name: Conference on Higher Education
Rate: $111.00/night + tax and fees, reserve by 1/8/2024

Residence Inn, Blacksburg
850 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

Main Street Inn, Blacksburg
205 South Main Street
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
Call 540-552-6246 for reservations. Ask for Room Block: CHEP

Rate: $150/night + tax and fees


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.