Location & Travel

(X)po  VIII LOCATION

This year’s event will take place in the Historic Patrick Henry building in Downtown Roanoke. The Patrick Henry Ballroom and Conference Center combines a rich history and uncommon elegance. Built in 1925, these luxurious facilities were meticulously renovated in 2011, preserving many of the original features of the building while providing all the modern conveniences that make it a perfect location for (X)po VII.

CITY OF ROANOKE

The City of Roanoke is a vibrant small city that combines diverse urban energy with genuine southern charm. As the largest Virginia city west of Richmond, Roanoke is a significant cultural and business center. Roanoke is home to a thriving arts scene that includes a symphony, ballet, theatre, art galleries, and the nationally known Taubman Museum of Art. Downtown Roanoke features unique shopping and eclectic restaurants, bars, and live music venues.
Learn more about Roanoke – visit the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors’ Bureau at www.visitroanokeva.com

TRANSPORTATION

The Roanoke Valley is located in western Virginia, with easy access off of both Interstate 81 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, making it a great destination that is easy to reach and easy to tour.

GETTING TO ROANOKE

Roanoke Regional Airport is a full-service airport, offering a wide range of services. With over 90 scheduled airline flights arriving and departing daily, the Roanoke Regional Airport offers nonstop service to a dozen major cities as well as frequent connecting service through the hubs of five major airlines. Airlines Serving Roanoke Regional Airport: Allegiant Air, Delta, United Airlines, US Airways

5202 Aviation Drive NW | Roanoke, VA 24012 | Phone: (540) 362-1999 | www.roanokeairport.com

Access to Roanoke via rail is now easier with the Smartway Connector bus, which provides daily service from Lynchburg’s Kemper Station to Downtown Roanoke. For booking and scheduling information, visit www.amtrak.com
The Smartway Bus provides access to the New River Valley and Lynchburg for just $4 each way and offers free wi-fi, comfortable seating, and easy access to Roanoke Regional Airport, Lynchburg’s Kemper Train Station, Virginia Tech, and Downtown Roanoke. For schedules and further information, visit www.smartwaybus.com
The Megabus provides an economical and comfortable option for getting to the Roanoke Valley. Connect with the Smartway in Christiansburg and enjoy the benefits of free wi-fi and affordable travel from D.C. and Knoxville. For booking and scheduling information, visitwww.megabus.com

 

GETTING AROUND IN ROANOKE

RIDE Solutions’ website is the region’s best resource for busing, biking, and even hiking in southwest Virginia. Download maps for the Roanoke River Greenway, Neighborhood Bike Trails, hiking trails, and other resources to guide you during your stay. For more information visit www.ridesolutions.org
Valley Metro provides bus service throughout Roanoke. Serving riders from 6:15am-8:15pm, Valley Metro provides access to Roanoke’s Grandin Village, Valley View Mall, and other great places to shop and dine. For more information, visit www.valleymetro.com
The Star Line Trolley offers free service between the Downtown Roanoke market area and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, with nine stops along the way. Trolleys run every 10 minutes, from 7am-7pm. For more information, visit www.valleymetro.com/trolley