Ithaca is in upstate New York, roughly equidistant (about a 4-hour drive) from New York City; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Toronto, Ontario; and Montreal, Quebec and a bit farther (a 5.5-hour drive) from Boston, Massachusetts. We call ourselves “centrally isolated.”
One can fly into the Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH, about 10 minutes from the hotel) or the Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR, a 75-minute drive). Three international airports have flights into Ithaca – Newark (United Airlines), Philadelphia (USAirways/American), and Detroit (Delta); a few others have flights into Syracuse. Car rentals are available at both Ithaca and Syracuse airports. Taxis can be called from the Ithaca airport and there is a shuttle service that can be prearranged to and from Syracuse. If staying at the Statler, they have a limousine that can take you back to the Ithaca airport.
Two types of housing are available. You can stay at the Statler Hotel (where the conference is being held) or in the Mews Dormitory, a 15-minute walk from the hotel and the conference. The Statler is $199/night single or double; the Mews is $78/night single occupancy (double that for two people), with a $35 late registration fee.
The average high temperature in Ithaca in early June is 72°F (22° C); the average low is 50° F (10°C); both can be quite variable. Bring a sweater; bring an umbrella.
The Ithaca Festival will be in full swing the weekend of 3-5 June. Information about it will appear here: http://ithacafestival.org.
We’ll be in touch with more information soon.