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Conference Transportation

The conference will be held at:

      The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center (website)
      901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061
      Phone: 540-231-8000 or 877-200-3360
      Fax: 540-231-0146


The nearest major airport to the conference site is the Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA). The Roanoke Regional Airport is approximately 40 miles from the conference site.

Airport-to-Conference Transportation

There are essentially four options for getting from the Roanoke Airport to the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy: Conference Shuttle, SmartWay Bus, rental cars, and taxis.

Conference Shuttle

The shuttle registration deadline has passed but if you are in need or have changes to your schedule, please contact Danielle Lusk at Seats are $30 per person, each way ($60 round trip). The fee will be added to your lodging bill at The Inn.

The shuttle will run as needed based on those who have already signed up. No new runs will be added.

SmartWay Bus

The SmartWay Bus is a commuter bus that services Roanoke (including the airport) and Blacksburg (home of the conference). The SmartWay Bus visits 4 locations in Roanoke and 4 locations in Blacksburg, and operates on a standard bus schedule. The SmartWay Bus stops at the Roanoke Airports 10 times daily, between 6:35 am and 7:05 pm. Note: The SmartWay Bus will then drop you off at the back of Squires Student Center (not the conference center), on the Virginia Tech campus, which is .50 to .75 miles from the conference center - a beautiful walk through the center of campus (map of walk). The cost of the SmartWay Bus is $4.00.

Rental Cars

The airport provides car rentals from Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and Alamo/National. Low rates available. Once at the airport, the car rental booths are downstairs across from baggage claim and next to the airport's main exit.


Taxis are available from the airport to the conference center with rates varying from $70 to $90, one way. Once at the airport, the taxi counter is on the first floor, past the baggage claim, to the right, or you can call at 540-345-7711.

Directions to the Conference Site:

The conference center provides directions and here is the conference center's mapquest location.

Blacksburg Tourism:

The conference center provides a list of nearby attractions as does the Town of Blacksburg.

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2014 Full Proceedings are now available online to download (pdf) or purchase (paperpack).

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