Travel Information

Getting to HHXX

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center (The Inn) is located on Virginia Tech's campus in Blacksburg, VA

We recommend that participants fly into the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), approximately 45 minutes from Blacksburg.

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport offers a variety of major airlines to choose, including Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines, and that allows you to get from your destination to the airport closest to the Virginia Tech campus. Many domestic and international gateways are just one stop from Roanoke and include cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, NYC/LaGuardia, Philadelphia, St. Petersburg/Clearwater and Washington, D.C.

Some participants might prefer to fly into Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT), a 3 hour drive to Blacksburg, or Dulles International Airport (IAD) near Washington, DC, a 4 hour drive.

Shuttle Service and Ground Transportation

We will provide complimentary shuttle service between the Roanoke Airport and Virginia Tech Inn on Sunday (June 18, 2017) for pick-up before the symposium and on Friday (June 23, 2017) for drop-off after the symposium. At a later date, we will collect arrival/departure information in a a pre- conference online poll.  

Several car rental companies are available at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Please visit the airport website for a listing of car rental companies. Additionally, limited limousine, taxi and the Smart Way Bus are available. Please visit for a complete list of available options.

Driving directions to the Inn (900 Prices Fork Road Blacksburg, VA 24061)

  1. Take Interstate I-81 to exit 118B (US-460 West)
  2. Follow US-460 West for 9 miles to the first Prices Fork Road (Downtown) exit
  3. Merge onto Prices Fork Road and follow for 0.7 miles to the first stop light
  4. Turn right into hotel entrance
  5. Hotel will be straight ahead approximately 300 yards (past entrance to Visitor’s Center)

For more information or help from the Inn's concierge team, call them at +1 (540) 231-8000 or click here to email them.

Householder Local Organizing Committee Emergency Contact (24 hr): + 1 (540) 315-7328 (voice or text)


The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
900 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-8000

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is the only hotel located on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, and offers convenient surroundings and state-of-the-art technology. The world-class hotel and conference center sits on 25 lush acres. The campus complex is within easy walking distance to downtown Blacksburg.

Cost of attendance

Participants are expected to attend the entire Symposium. Cost includes food and lodging:

  • $1400 for a private room
  • $1000 for a room shared with another participant

The Householder registration fee includes five nights of lodging from Sunday night through Thursday night (June 18 - June 22).  Attendees are welcome to stay additional nights at the Inn before or after the Householder Symposium. Those reservations should be booked and paid for directly through the Inn at Virginia Tech.


For participants seeking childcare in Blacksburg, we provide the following links for information. Please note that Virginia Tech does not endorse any specific childcare group.

Please direct any questions about the Householder Symposium to

About Blacksburg

Blacksburg is a small town of 43,000 inhabitants located in the New River Valley, through which the nation's oldest river, the New River, runs.  The Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail pass near the plateau where Blacksburg sits, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. The Valley is a quiet place surrounded by natural beauty and bountiful resources.    

The New River Valley is filled with beautiful and historic locations to hike, swim, and explore; one definitely won’t be disappointed when venturing outside in the area. There are numerous opportunities for hiking and other outdoor activities in the immediate vicinity.  The Appalachian Trail, a famous hiking trail that runs from Georgia to Maine, passes west of Blacksburg (with easy access points at Pearisburg and Catawba); the Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic motorway with excellent views of the valleys, passes to the east.

Virginia Tech maintains a comprehensive list of nearby activities.

Typical summer temperatures range between lows of 60F (15C) to highs of 81F (27C).

About Virginia Tech

Founded in 1872 as the land-grant Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, Virginia Tech is now a comprehensive, innovative research university with the largest full-time student population in Virginia. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). 

At a glance...

  • Located in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Nine colleges and graduate school
  • 90+ bachelor's degree programs
  • 150 master's and doctoral degree programs
  • 31,000+ full-time students
  • 16:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Main campus includes more than 135 buildings, 2,600 acres, and an airport
  • 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus
  • Computing and communications complex for worldwide information access
  • Ranked 40th nationally in the top 50 of the National Science Foundation in the United States
  • Has adjacent corporate research center, The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, housing more than 160 companies with approximately 2,700 employees.

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