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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 Regency Buffalo.

Getting There and Getting Around

Visit Buffalo Niagara provides information about transportation to Buffalo, in Buffalo, and to the wider region.

The Buffalo Hyatt Regency also provides tips for getting to the hotel, including information about an airport shuttle and using public transportation. The formal address for the hotel and conference center is Two Fountain Plaza. However, if using a GPS device, please use this address: 300 Pearl Street Buffalo, 14202.

The physical address of the Convention Center is 153 Franklin Street.

Buffalo Airport Shuttle is offering a discount fare for travel from the airport or train station to the hotel; to secure the rate, make advance reservation at 716-685-2550 and tell them you're in town for the "FOLKLORE" conference. For more information, see their flyer in the AFS Review.

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

The Local Planning Committee has prepared an invaluable Local Guide, with tips for food close to the hotel and convention center, food and attractions worth a little more trouble, and half- and full-day excursions. A print version will be available at the registration desk, but the online version includes active links for more information, and even an interactive map.

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 NYT has also recently covered "36 Hours in Buffalo: Classic architecture, international cuisine, adventurous activities and serious art: This Western New York city is blossoming," by Amy Bloom (New York Times, June 28, 2018), and "From Refugees to a Reunion, Buffalo Lives Up to Its Welcoming Reputation," by Jada Yuan (New York Times, June 19, 2018).

See also Visit Niagara Buffalo for general visitors’ information, including guided and self-guided tours and excursions.

Guest Room Reservations

The September 15 deadline for reserving guest rooms at the conference rate has passed. The Hyatt Regency offered a nightly conference rate for a room with single or double occupancy of $172 US plus tax, October 15-21. There was also a limited block of rooms for students for the same nights at the rate of $139 US plus tax.

Call (716) 856-1234 to speak to the Hyatt reservation desk staff.


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