Location and Accommodations
The program will be held at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, one of the largest university-based conference center hotels of its kind in the country. The Penn Stater, part of Penn State’s Innovation Park, features recently renovated rooms, extensive meeting facilities, and excellent restaurants. A limited number of rooms have been set aside at the conference location. Call, email, or fax The Penn Stater to make your room reservation. Be sure to identify yourself as a participant in the Underwater Acoustics conference. Reservations should be made at least thirty days prior to the start of the conference.
To reserve your room or for additional information
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
Rates: $119 single occupancy, $129 double occupancy
Reservation group code: Underwater Acoustics or UDW1007
Phone: 800-233-7505 or 814-863-5000
Fax: 814-863-5002, Email: email@example.com
Click here for driving directions to the hotel.
Group block will be released to the general public on September 7.
For additional accommodations information, visit www.statecollege.com/lodging.
By air: The State College/University Park Airport (airport code: SCE) is located near the conference site. Call 814-865-5511 or visit www.UniversityParkAirport.com for information on flights. The planning committee recommends flying to the State College/University Park Airport (Airport Code: SCE) as your final airport destination for ease of commuting to the conference location. The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel has courtesy airport pick-up (call 814-863-5000) from the SCE airport.
By car: The University Park campus is located within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi.), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi.), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi.), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi.), Washington, D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi.), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi.), and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi.).
See www.psu.edu/ur/visitors.html for detailed visitor information, including maps.
While you’re attending the conference, take time to enjoy the many attractions and recreational opportunities that central Pennsylvania offers. The State College area, known affectionately as Happy Valley, provides all the benefits of a university town — great food, a lively night life, museums, and world-class entertainment at the Bryce Jordan Center and Eisenhower Auditorium. Outdoor recreation areas for boating, fishing, hiking, and rock climbing are only minutes away. Be sure to visit the largest university creamery in the country — Berkey Creamery on Penn State’s campus — where you can savor freshly made ice cream and other delicious dairy products.
Other reference sites for local attractions:
Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bryce Jordan Center
The State Theatre
Mount Nittany Conservancy