Morgantown is a classic college town, with over 30,000 students at WVU, 26,000 residents in the town, and approximately 70,000 in greater Morgantown
. It is located in the scenic hills of north central West Virginia, about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh and 12 miles from the Pennsylvania border. Downtown Morgantown is quaint, charming, and pedestrian-friendly. There are many restaurants and shops for conference participants, and an attractive riverside railtrail for walking or biking. Morgantown has won repeated awards as one of the “Best Walking Cities in America,” “Best Small Town in America,” and “Smartest Place to Live in the US.”
Most participants will fly into the Pittsburgh or Morgantown airport.
- The Pittsburgh International Airport is just over an hour’s drive. There are buses, shuttles, taxis, and car rentals from the Pittsburgh airport to Morgantown. The best option is the Mountain Line bus, costing about $25 one way.
- Regular flights run from Washington-Dulles to the Morgantown airport. There is a complimentary hotel shuttle from the Morgantown airport to the conference hotel - a 15 minute drive - as well as several car rental firms at the airport.
- Some participants may drive, and Morgantown is a day's drive or less from 6 of the 8 largest U.S.metropolitan areas.
The Mountain Line runs efficient local buses within Morgantown, and a university-operated Personal Rapid Transit
monorail system provides transportation around campus and town. The only transportation expense in the budget will be renting vans for the Sunday excursion to Cooper’s Rock.