Local Info

The conference takes place at Cornell University, located in upstate New York, "one of the most spectacular university campuses anywhere in the world". What's more, Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region provide yet another reason to come and visit. Read more about the Cornell Campus in Ithaca, and for practical information, see visitIthaca.com.

Getting here (and getting around while you're here)

Please check out the information under Travel.

Where to stay

The conference has negotiated special rates with a few places, see under Accommodations.
Other information is available here.

Where to eat

The conference offers a reception on the first full day and a picnic dinner on the third. Lunch (self-paid) is available at many facilities on campus and nearby Collegetown. More information: Local Guide


At this time of year, the average high temperature is in the lower 80's and the average night-time low is about 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The average monthly rainfall is 3.5 inches. That said, weather can be variable in Ithaca. Information on Ithaca's current and predicted weather can be found on Cornell's Ithaca Weather site.


Maps of Ithaca and the Cornell campus can be found on Google Maps and Cornell's map (PDF).

Additionally, there are maps to Mews Hall and the conference venue.