Travel and Lodging


Here is a travel overview. Rochester is served by air and train.

RTS bus route 23 runs from the airport to downtown every 30 minutes.

If you are taking Amtrak from New York City, the trip is about seven hours. The Amtrak station is a 20-minute walk from The Strong Museum.

(Postscript: Amtrak had many service cancellations on Friday June 21 in New York State. It caused a lot of travel problems.)


Hotel space was at a premium for the conference weekend. NarraScope was up against the Rochester International Jazz Festival.

This is good news and bad news! The good news is that there will be jazz events all over the city, many on outdoor stages or other free venues. You may want to extend your stay, or just spend your evenings wandering downtown Rochester and taking in the music.

The bad news is that the hotels are going to be stuffed. We've reserved the best prices we could, but they're higher than we had hoped. We strongly recommend that you make your reservations as early as possible.

We apologize for the situation. The conflict just didn't cross our radar until it was too late.

The Hampton Inn Rochester Downtown is our main conference hotel; it is adjacent to The Strong.

Other nearby hotels:

Conference hotel rates are no longer available.