The venue address

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
44 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180

EMPAC is just two and a half hours north of New York City via a beautiful train ride up the Hudson River, an easy day trip from the Berkshires or Saratoga Springs, and across the river and just north of Albany, NY. They are also just under three hours by car from Boston or Montreal.

To get to the venue by public transport, attendees can use the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station from the Albany International Airport.

Taxis, including Uber and Lyfts, are available from the airport to campus.

Parking is available at the College Avenue parking garage adjacent to Cogswell Laboratory. The East campus entrance has accessible access to EMPAC. Parking on 8th Street requires using stairs to the third floor where there are elevators in the corridor hallway.

Preferred/Recommended Hotel Accommodation

12-minutes walk from venue.
4-minutes ride from venue.

Additional Hotel Accommodation Option

515 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
Toll Free (US & Canada): 1-888-236-2427
Hotel Direct Number: +1 518-240-1100

In the event that our hotel room block fills at the Best Western Plus Franklin Square or if participants are Marriott rewards members, we have a group rate here as well. To make a reservation, click here,  https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1566921778977&key=GRP.

29-minutes walk from venue.
7-minutes ride from venue, shuttle available from hotel.