Blacksburg, VA | June 3-6 2018


Consistent with the positions of the leadership of both Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia, the American Association of University Professors, the ACLU, and many other organizations, the organizers of NIME 2018 support diversity of all kinds, including diversity of nationality and religion. We are unequivocally committed to the free exchange of knowledge, art, and community across national boundaries. We imagine a fully international conference that provides these humanistic benefits, and at the same time itself constitutes a gesture of inclusivity, broadly conceived.

The organizers of NIME 2018 encourage anyone who might be affected by the proposed travel ban to contact and work with us in support of your participation in the conference.


The Virginia Tech website offers a comprehensive page with information on how to get to campus by car, bus, airplane, and train. For more info, please visit the Virginia Tech directions page. To determine if you need a parking permit, where to get one, how and where to use it, and other parking-related information, see the Virginia Tech visitors page. In addition to the aforesaid directions page , for local transportation to and from the airport, the Smart Way bus service is by far the cheapest option. Please note, however, currently Smart Way does not offer service on Sundays. Alternately, in addition to other regional transportation options , Uber and Lyft also service the area.


Please note below the special rates secured for the conference attendees that are obtainable June 2-7, 2018 by referencing “NIME 2018”. The cutoff date for the promotional rates is May 3, 2018. Hotel and residence hall locations are indicated on the map above and their contact and rate info below. In addition to the aforesaid accommodations, Blacksburg has a large number of Airbnb properties. Most hotels are within a walking distance and are connected via pedestrian-friendly paths unless indicated otherwise.

Walking Distance

The Inn at Virginia Tech

901 Prices Fork Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-8000 or +1.877.200.3360 (toll-free US only number)
Rate: $144/night

The Hyatt

650 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-552-7500
Rate: $108/night

Main Street Inn

205 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone: 540-552-6246
Rate: $108/night

New Cadet Hall

310 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-5721
Rate (per person): $86.85/night (single) all-inclusive including the service charge and meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Reservation options: 3 nights | 4 nights | 5 nights

Driving Distance

The Hilton

900 Plantation Rd,
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-552-5005
Rate: $108/night

Hampton Inn Christiansburg/Blacksburg

380 Arbor Drive
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: 540-381-5874
Rate: $98/night


The area around the campus offers a rich selection of local and international cuisine, with a number of restaurants being less than a 5-minute walk away from the Moss Arts Center. Click here to browse through the different restaurants Blacksburg has to offer.

Internet Access

Virginia Tech is a participating eduroam institution. If your home institution is also an eduroam member, you already have wireless access here. Connect to the eduroam wireless network and use your school’s wi-fi authentication credentials. If your school does not participate in eduroam, guest wireless credentials for the duration of NIME 2018 will be available at the conference registration table upon check-in.

Poster Logistics

For poster presenters please note the poster easels can accommodate posters up to 3x4ft or 91.44×121.92cm in size. They can be also rotated for posters using landscape layout (4x3ft), and come with a board so that you may pin, tape, or clip your poster. Please note the conference is not equipped to print the posters. Instead, there are a number of printing centers within a walking distance from the conference that may be able to accommodate such printing needs. One of such options is the Hokie Print that is located right across the street from the main conference venue in the Squires Student Center. Presenters are encouraged to forward their printing inquiries directly to the print shop, including pricing and size limitations.