Conference Logistics

Campus

RIT's campus is located south of Rochester's downtown in West Henrietta. All academic buildings are in the center core, with athletic and housing facilities further out. The conference hotel, along with a bookstore and several restaurants, are in the northeastern corner. An interactive map is available at http://maps.rit.edu/. Expect the campus to be quite busy, with an open house and anime convention happening the same weekend - we'll be as visible as possible, but there's a lot going on. 

Hotel

We have a block of rooms reserved at the nearby Radisson that is within walking distance of campus and will host several conference events. Rooms are $109/night + tax and include 2 daily hot breakfasts, and can be booked using code ESW15. Staying at the conference hotel keeps you close to the action and close to the community - anywhere else will require a car. Note that there is a large event at RIT the same weekend, and so booking your rooms earlier (here or elsewhere) is a good idea - rooms are available in the block until March 13th, and then are released for other customers and will be at the prevailing rate! 
 

Arrival - Not Driving

Rochester International Airport is quite close to RIT and is served by all major airlines including Southwest. The Radisson offers free airport shuttles.  Amtrak serves Rochester via the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Builder routes, and the downtown station is an 18 min drive from the hotel (or a 1.25 hour bus ride). 
 
We will have limited shuttles available between the hotel and campus, or it's a flat walk of ~25 minutes.
 

Arrival - Driving

Rochester is an hour east of Buffalo along route 90, and RIT is located just south in the town of Henrietta, NY. The hotel offers free parking and a shuttle, and RIT's campus will have available parking, limited by other weekend events. We will have space reserved for chapters that choose to drive to the event, and more information will be available closer to the event date.