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2018 Annual Meeting: Local Information
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Most annual meeting events will take place in Buffalo Niagara County Convention Center with guest rooms at the Hyatt Buffalo.

Guest Room Reservations

The Hyatt is offering a nightly conference rate for a room with single or double occupancy of $172 US plus tax, October 15-21. There is also a limited block of rooms for students for the same nights at the rate of $139 US plus tax.

Getting There and Getting Around

Visit Buffalo Niagara provides information about transportation to Buffalo, in Buffalo, and to the wider region. Taxis (with or without reservations) and Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA) public transit serve the airport and general metro area; Uber and Lyft are also available.

Guests may park at the Augspurger Parking Ramp located adjacent to the hotel across the street, or the open lot located directly across the street. Parking rates vary at both locations.

Exploring the Area

Plan to come early to find out why the New York Times called Buffalo one of its “52 Places to Go in 2018," or to venture out for many more sights worth seeing beyond Buffalo.

The Local Planning Committee is finalizing plans for pre-conference tours on Wednesday, October 17; more information will be released in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, the Local Planning Committee has prepared ideas for self-guided excursions for those who can extend their stay, or for those who have a few hours to get away. Visit the Finger Lakes with its winemakers and cider mills. Bring your passport for a self-guided journey across the Canadian border after the meeting ends, over the Niagara River for more spectacular vistas of Niagara Falls, and abundant day-trip opportunities throughout the nearby Niagara Peninsula, Lake Ontario coastline, the Golden Horseshoe Region, and the city of Toronto. See also Visit Niagara Buffalo for general visitors’ information, including guided and self-guided tours and excursions.

More information about the city and easily accessed attractions will be released closer to the meeting.


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