NESCAI08: The Third North East Student Colloquium on Artificial Intelligence

2-4 May 2008, Ithaca, NY

Getting to NESCAI

NESCAI will be held in Upson Hall and Duffield Hall and Phillips Hall on Hoy Road on the Cornell campus (map with conference location). On Friday May 2, attendees can either drive directly to campus (see on-campus parking below) or drive to the hotel first (see hotel below).

The welcome talk will be in B17 of Upson Hall. Registration will be right outside.

Conference Location


Best Western University Inn 
1020 Ellis Hollow Road (East Hill Plaza) 
Ithaca, NY  14850 
Best Western website
Hotel Location Map

Reference room block when checking-in: "NESCAI 2008"

Hotel check-in is at 3:00 pm. Guests who want to check-in on Friday prior to coming onto campus can go directly to the hotel first. If a room is not available for early check-in (prior to 3:00 pm), you can register at the hotel and check your bags.

The hotel offers a free shuttle to/from campus on a first-come, first-served basis. Any guests who want to use the hotel shuttle on Saturday to come to campus need to make arrangements with the front desk on Friday evening, when they return to the hotel. The shuttle runs until 11pm daily.

It is about a 30 minute walk from the hotel to the conference location. If walking, we suggest you follow the sidewalk along Mitchell Street, then turn right into Cornell Street, go straight through the traffic lights then left into Hoy Rd.

On-Campus Parking

Attendees driving onto campus Friday should stop at the Hoy Road Visitor Booth to purchase a parking permit. 4-hour permits are available for a cost of $5.00. After 5:00 pm Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday, attendees may park in the Hoy Road parking garage free of charge. The person in the visitor booth will direct you to parking, typically this will be at the top of the parking garage (tell them you are coming to Upson Hall).

Cornell University campus map

Annotated map showing locations

Once on Campus

On Hoy Road, you will see Upson Hall (the yellow panelled building) and Duffield (the modern grey building). There will be a registration desk outside room B17 in the basement of Upson. There will be signs posted in Upson to point you to the right place.