Directions and Lodging
The conference will take place on the first floor of the Campus Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley. There is a limited number of hotel rooms reserved at the Campus Center Hotel where the conference will take place. (See Directions and Lodging for more information.) Note that Government employees can ask for the special $92/night rate at the Campus Center Hotel.
Amherst is served by major airlines through Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (about 1 1/4 hours by car) and Logan Airport in Boston (about 2 1/2 hours by car). Rental car and bus service are available from both airports.
The Valley Transporter provides a shuttle service to and from both airports, Amtrak and bus stations to the University of Massachusetts. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for the Valley Transporter, call (800) 872-8752 or (413) 253-1350 for details.
Gopher Livery Service also offers rides from Bradley or Logan airports, and charges per trip, not per person so you can share the ride with another person. Call 413-219-7935 to book.
We have created a forum for attendees to share rides to and from the conference. Please use it freely!
UMass has a good interactive Trip Planner site to figure how to get where when. Good to find out what bus to take, for instance.
See the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce for dining and attractions in town.
Getting to the University of Massachusetts Amherst
If you are a hotel guest and are looking for the Campus Center Hotel Lobby, proceed to the left, and walk past the University Store; the elevators are on the right. The Hotel Lobby is on the third floor. Conference registration is on the first floor (down the escalator or elevator).
Registrants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. We recommend you make reservations early. Area hotel information is provided below. For those attendees wishing to stay at the Campus Center Hotel where the conference will be held, telephone the hotel directly at (413) 549-6000 or book online - you must identify the conference as hotel block IEC11C. Rates for the Campus Center Hotel are:
$130* per room per night single or double occupancy
$10 per cot per night.
$92 for Government Employees.
*Price does not include tax
**Special Group Rate
Howard Johnson Express Inn, Hadley, MA
Conference Rate: $71.00
Guests will make their own reservations by telephoning the Howard Johnson Reservations Department at (413) 586-0114 by May 2, 2011. In order to receive the conference rate, mention Sustainable Remediaton, 2011.