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, cost Hotel name, phone, cost
The Nittany Lion Inn
Group code: ABAG17D
$112 single
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center (conference location)
Group code: NATG17A
$112 single (two-night minimum stay required)
Hampton Inn & Suites at Williamsburg Square
Group code: AUC
$129 single/double
SpringHill Suites at Williamsburg Square
Country Inn & Suites
Hilton Garden Inn
The Atherton Hotel
Quality Inn
Comfort Suites
Ramada Inn
814-238-3001 or 800-2-RAMADA
Courtyard by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott
Days Inn Penn State
Group code: CGAUST or "National Autism Conference"
$99 single/double
Sleep Inn
Holiday Inn Express at Williamsburg Square
Group code: AUI
$114 single/double
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Group code: AUCC
$105 single/double

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.