SMPC 2011: TRAVEL

NOTE: Conference sessions will begin early Thursday morning, August 11, and will end mid-day on Sunday. Attendees are encouraged to arrive in Rochester on Wednesday August 10.

AIRPORT SHUTTLES: Shuttles are available from Rochester Airport to both conference hotels. For the Hyatt Regency, call 585-546-1234 when you arrive at the airport to arrange a shuttle pickup. For the Radisson Riverside, dedicated phones are provided at the airport to call for pickup.

PARKING: Parking is $4 per day at the Hyatt Regency and $7 per day at the Radisson (for overnight guests). Parking is also available near Eastman, at the East End Garage, for $4.75 per weekday, free on weekends. (Enter from Scio Street; see ESM campus map).

The Eastman School is located in the East End of downtown Rochester, about three miles from the main campus (River Campus) of the University of Rochester. The School is about a 20-minute drive from the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) and about 15 minutes from the Rochester International Airport. Geographically Rochester is 350 miles from New York City, 75 miles from Niagara Falls, and just a few miles from the beautiful Finger Lakes area of upstate New York; the city of Toronto, Canada is a three-hour drive away.

Traveling by car from the west: Take Interstate 90 to Exit 47, then Interstate 490 East to Rochester. As you approach downtown, follow the Inner Loop ramp to the left. Exit at Scio Street, and turn right. Proceed to the second light and turn right on Main Street. The School is one block down on your left. However, cross over Main Street to park in the East End garage, and then walk one block to Gibbs Street. The main entrance to the School is at 26 Gibbs Street.

Traveling by car from the east: Take Interstate 90 to Exit 45, then Interstate 490 West into downtown Rochester. Exit at Clinton Ave. (Exit 16). At the first light, turn right onto Woodbury Blvd. At the next light, turn left on Chestnut Street. Stay on Chestnut Street (about 200 yards) to East Ave. Turn right onto East Ave. then take first left onto Gibbs Street. The School is half a block up on your right. Parking is available at the East End Garage on Main Street, one block to the right of the School and Theatre.

From the airport: The Rochester International Airport is located southwest of the downtown area. Incoming participants often take a taxi to the Eastman School located at 26 Gibbs Street. (Anticipate a fare of approximately $20.) If renting a car at the airport, take Interstate 390 North to Interstate 490 East, and follow the directions above, "By car from the west."

From the bus station: The Rochester bus terminal (Greyhound and Trailways) is located 2 blocks from the school.

From the train station: The Amtrak station is a short cab ride from the School. (Fare is approximately $10.)