Conference on


Saturday, February 17, 2018 • Virginia Tech, Virginia USA


Conference Site

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

Air Transportation


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.

Ground Transportation

Airport-to-Conference Transportation

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

Airport Shuttle

Roanoke Airport Transportation Services operates a shuttle daily between Blacksburg and the Roanoke Regional Airport. The shuttle operates daily between Blacksburg, Radford, and the Roanoke Regional Airport, and The Inn at Virginia Tech is one of its regular pick-ups/drop-offs. The rates are $66.00 for 1 or $33.00 each for 2 passengers or $30.00 each 3 or more. Shuttle service is provided with reservation only. Call 1-800-288-1958 for more information or to make reservations.

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 main exit.


Taxis are available from the airport to the conference center. 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 mapquest location.

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