FAST-zero 2019   - September 9-11, 2019 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
FAST-zero 2019   - September 9-11, 2019 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and  Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA




The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center (see Venue for Details)
901 Price's Fork Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

A block of lodging rooms has been reserved at The Inn at Virginia Tech at a special rate of $149 single or double occupancy and $10 for each additional person, per day plus applicable tax. To reserve your room, please call the hotel directly at +1 540-231-8000 or toll free at +1 877-200-3360 and mention you are attending "FAST-Zero 2019". Room reservations can also be made online at FAST-Zero 2019. Reservations must be made by Friday, August 9, 2019 Early reservations are encouraged as the room block may fill prior to the reservation deadline date.

photo of the exterior of the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center at night


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By Air:

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) provides easy access to the conference center and offers convenient connections through domestic and international gateways in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Charlotte.

The following airlines fly directly to Roanoke:

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport carries the following car rental agencies:

Roanoke Airport Transportation Service: -

Reservations call: 1-800-288-1958 or 540-366-2436

Services available include shuttle and private car. Reservations in advance are required, offers 24 hour service.

  • Shuttle: $30 per person to Blacksburg.
  • Private Car: $72 per person to Blacksburg. Car will take passenger anywhere in Blacksburg.

Smart Way Bus:
Take the Smart Way bus from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport to the stop on Virginia Tech's campus at Squires Student Center and call The Inn at Virginia Tech (540-231-8000) between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. to schedule a shuttle pickup from Squires to The Inn.

Roanoke Airport Limousine Service also provides transportation between the airport and campus.

Cab Services:
The following cab services are available from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

  • C'artier Limousine (540) 982-5466
  • Yellow Cab (540) 345-7711
  • Cab Service Blacksburg:
    • Blacksburg Taxi (540) 552-6671
    • Hooptie Ride (540) 449-3748
    • Blacksburg Text-A-Cab (540) 239-9724

Driving Directions:

Directions from Interstate 81: From I-81 take exit 118B onto U.S. 460 West. Follow the signs for Virginia Tech/Blacksburg. Continue on U.S. 460 for 8.5 miles to the Prices Fork Road exit for “Downtown”. Turn right at the first traffic light on Prices Fork Road to enter the Inn at Virginia Tech.

Directions from Interstate 77 (northbound): Take exit 32 onto I-81 North. Continue for about 29 miles and follow the directions above for interstate 81.

Directions from Interstate 77 (southbound): In West Virginia take exit 9, "U.S. 460-Princeton/Pearisburg, VA". Turn left at the stoplight at the end of the ramp onto U.S. 460 East. Continue onto U.S. 460 East for about 44.9 miles (11.6 in W.VA., 33.3 in Virginia). Take the Toms Creek Road exit. Turn left onto Toms Creek Road. Turn right onto University City Boulevard at the first traffic light. Continue onto University City Boulevard for about 1.2 miles until reaching the Prices Fork intersection (second light on University City Boulevard). Go straight at the light.

CONTACT: Dr. Tomonari Furukawa, Mechanical Engineering -

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