August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania

Location, Travel, and Accommodations

The program will be held at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, one of the largest university-based conference center hotels of its kind in the country. The Penn Stater, part of Penn State's Innovation Park, features renovated rooms, extensive meeting facilities, and excellent restaurants. View these driving directions to The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation and payment. Below are lodging options in the State College area, including a limited number of rooms that have been set aside at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center (the conference location). Please identify yourself as a participant in the Autism Conference when making lodging reservations. Please make your lodging reservations at least 30 days in advance of the conference.

Hotels Available for the Conference Attendees
Hotel name, phone Hotel name, phone
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
(conference location)
Hampton Inn & Suites at Williamsburg Square
Holiday Inn Express at Williamsburg Square
SpringHill Suites at Williamsburg Square
Fairfield Inn & Suites
The Atherton Hotel
Ramada Inn
Days Inn Penn State
Comfort Suites
Hilton Garden Inn
Residence Inn by Marriott
Best Western Plus
Courtyard by Marriott
Hyatt Place
Sleep Inn
Quality Inn
Hampton Inn

Please visit for additional lodging information.


By Air

The State College/University Park Airport (airport code: SCE) is located near the conference site. Call 814-865-5511 or visit the State College/University Park Airport website for information on flights. We recommend that you make the State College/University Park Airport your final airport destination. Please inquire with your hotel if they offer courtesy airport transportation. Taxis are often located outside of the airport baggage claim area, curbside. Participants are responsible for arranging ground transportation between the airport, hotels, and conference site. Please view this University Park Airport Taxis and Shuttles page.

By Car

The University Park campus is located within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi.), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi.), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi.), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi.), Washington, D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi.), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi.), and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi.). See our Visitors and Neighbors web page for detailed visitor information, including maps.

By Bus

The following companies provide bus service between major cities to State College, Pennsylvania: Greyhound and Megabus.