The IAFOR Conference on Educational Research & Innovation (ERI) will be held at The Inn at Blacksburg and the Skelton Conference Center on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. This page contains information about the conference venue, including directions and access.
About Virginia Tech, USA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.
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About The Inn at Blacksburg and the Skelton Conference Center
The facility provides refined surroundings for conferences and business meetings, while giving you access to state-of-the-art technology. Relax in the luxurious, state of the art facilities on the beautiful Virginia Tech Campus. Complimentary WiFi, parking, shuttle service and more.
Access to Virginia Tech Campus at Blacksburg
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke, Virginia, is served by major domestic airlines. Direct flights are offered to eight leading metropolitan cities, as well as frequent connecting service through the hubs of American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines. Domestic and international gateways include Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago/O’Hare, NYC/LaGuardia, Orlando/Sanford, Philadelphia, St. Petersburg/Clearwater and Washington/Dulles.
The Smart Way Bus offers regularly scheduled service between the airport and Squires Student Center in Blacksburg.
Roanoke Airport Transportation Services operate a shuttle daily between Blacksburg and the Roanoke Regional Airport. All trips depart from: The Inn at Virginia Tech, Squires Student Center; Prices Fork Holiday Inn, Blacksburg; The Dalton Center or The Best Western, Radford; and the Roanoke Regional Airport. The rates are $66.00 for 1 or $33.00 each for 2 passengers or $30.00 each 3 or more. The Shuttle service is provided with reservation only. Contact them for shuttle times.
Phone: (800) 288-1958 / (540) 345-7710
Fax: (540) 362-8006
Driving Directions & Access from I-81
- Take Exit 118B towards Blacksburg/460 West.
- Exit the 460 Bypass at the Prices Fork Rd/Downtown exit, Route 412 East.
- Turn right at the first traffic light into hotel entrance.
Further information can be found on the venue website: https://www.innatvirginiatech.com/virginia_tech_hotel/directions/
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