Venues, Hotels & Travel

Venues

The conference will kick off Friday, May 3 at the old Statler, a former hotel located in downtown Buffalo @ 107 Delaware Avenue, a short walk from all conference hotels.

Saturday and Sunday events will be located in Kapoor Hall on the South Campus of the University at Buffalo. South Campus is accessible via subway from downtown Buffalo.

Saturday evening will feature an opening reception at a popup gallery in downtown Buffalo, located at 743 Main Street.

Hotels

MEDIACITIES has arranged for block rate rooms at three local hotels in downtown Buffalo. All of these are comfortable lodgings close to one another, close to the opening day’s venue, and close to the city’s rail line that leads directly to our main events on the University campus. Please see below for information on each of these and how to book.

Mansion on Delaware Avenue

414 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone +1 716-886-3300
http://www.mansionondelaware.com

Room Rates
Classic: $180.00;  Grand: $225;  Grand Double: $225

To Reserve
Please call the Mansion and mention the group block “MediaCity” when reserving. Guests will be accommodated on a space and rate available basis. Reservations must be received by April 3, 2013. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only.

Hotel Amenities
24 hour butler service, Complimentary valet parking, Complimentary downtown transportation, Complimentary evening premium cocktails, Nightly Butler turn down service, Complimentary European Breakfast, 24 hour exercise studio, Complimentary high speed in room internet access, Complimentary overnight pressing & shoe shine.

Embassy Suites Buffalo

200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone 716-842-1000
www.buffalo.embassysuites.com

Room Rates
Double and Single Rooms, $169.00

To Reserve
Please use the group code “MEDIACITY” when making all reservations. All reservations must be made by either calling 1-800-EMBASSY or online at www.buffalo.embassysuites.com. Reservations must be received by April 12, 2013. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only.

Hotel Amenities
Free hotel shuttle to and from Buffalo Airport. With spacious two-room suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly Manager’s Reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages both business and leisure travelers looking for a relaxed, upscale experience feel right at home at Embassy Suites.

DoubleTree Club by Hilton Downtown

125 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone 716-845-2005
www.doubletreebuffalodowntown.com

Room Rates
Standard Rooms, $115.00
Airport Shuttle, $18.00 per room, per way

To Reserve
Please contact the DoubleTree at 716-845-0112 or 800-222-8733 to make reservations. Ask for the MediaCity Conference; group code MDC. Reserve your room prior to April 8, 2013 to ensure the block rate. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only.

Hotel Amenities
All rooms include a work desk, complimentary high speed internet, 37-inch TV, a refrigerator and microwave. Hotel also has a fitness center, equipped with a treadmill, stationary bicycle, elliptical machine and universal weights.

Transportation to and within Buffalo

Air

Buffalo is best served by the Buffalo International Airport (BUF), with frequent connections to national and international locations through nearby New York, Boston, Chicago and Toronto airports. From here, downtown Buffalo is a short 15-minute ride by taxi or hotel shuttle.

Driving

Downtown Buffalo, where hotel venues and the first day venue are located, is accessible by Interstate 90 to the east and the Peace Bridge to Canada to the west. Driving to Buffalo takes about 7 hours from New York and about 2 hours from Toronto. For participants flying into Toronto airport, there are shuttle busses that go to downtown Toronto, where an inexpensive bus regularly drives into downtown Buffalo as well.

Public Transportation within Buffalo

Friday’s venue is a short walk from all conference hotels. Saturday and Sunday’s events at Kapoor Hall are easily reached by the city’s one metro line, which has a station at Fountain Plaza, on the corner of Main Street at Chippewa Street. This terminates at University station, from which signs will indicate the 5-minute walk to Kapoor Hall.