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Meeting Logistics


Here is the logistical information for the Fall 2017 CSG Workshops and Meeting, to be held 13-15 September, 2017 at Virginia Tech.

As usual, you will need to register separately for rooms at the conference hotels as well as for the meeting, and to make your own travel arrangements as explained below.

Conference Hotel

Our conference hotels are the Inn at Virginia Tech and the Hyatt Place Blacksburg/University. Please refer to the logistics given in your initial meeting notice to register at your conference hotel. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is August 14.

Meeting Venue:

We will meet in the Alumni Assembly Hall at the Skelton Conference Center on the campus of Virginia Tech.

Meeting Registration:

Please visit the URL given in your initial meeting notice to register for the meeting and make your entree selections for the group dinners. The cut-off date for meeting registration is September 5.

Nearest Airport:

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is served by major domestic airlines and is about 40 miles away from Virginia Tech.

Roanoke Airport Transportation Service provides transportation between the airport and campus. 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, one-way. Shuttle service is provided with reservation only. Contact service for shuttle times at 800.288.1958.

Taxi service from the airport to campus is also available and typically costs between $70-$85, one-way.

Driving directions are on our meeting web page and on Virginia Tech's web site.

The Smart Way Bus ($5 one-way fare) provides transportation between Roanoke airport and Virginia Tech, Squires Student Center -- please see the bus schedule. It's a bit of a walk from Squires to the Inn (1.5 miles); you can request Inn shuttle pickup by calling 540.231.8000 or 877.200.3360. This option will likely consume 90 minutes or more.

Conference Meals:

Full breakfast and break services will be provided for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Group lunches and dinners will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday. Transportation will be provided between the hotel, meeting site, and the group dinners as necessary. Box lunches will be provided at the close of the CSG meeting on Friday.