Hotel & Travel

The 2014 MacAdmins Conference will be held at the beautiful Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania. We have arranged a large block of hotel rooms at the hotel at a substantial discount for attendees.

You will receive the hotel group code to use via email after successfully completing your conference attendee registration.


The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, PA 16803
2014 Group code rate (sent via email after registering): $93/night + taxes


Penn State has a regional airport located minutes away from campus, the University Park Airport.The airport code is SCE.

Information on taxi and rental service can be found at the University Park Airport’s Taxis and Shuttles or Car Rentals page.

The Penn Stater also offers a free shuttle from the airport to the conference hotel. If you would like to schedule a pickup from the airport, please contact the Penn Stater a few days in advance at 814-863-5000.

Driving Directions

The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel provides driving directions to the conference center on their site.


Parking at the conference center is free for all visitors.

Local Attractions

Traveling with your family, significant other, or kids?  There’s lots to see and do in the State College and Central PA area.

This year, MacAdmins is being held at the same time as the Central Pennsylvania Festival Arts, known locally as Arts Fest.  Consistently ranked as one of the top outdoor fine art and fine craft shows in the nation, the Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition brings artists and craftspeople from across the nation to State College.  There are multiple stages for music performances throughout the event, and plenty of food options for every palate.

In the neighboring town of Boalsburg and running at the same time as Arts Fest, the People’s Choice Festival celebrates the best that Pennsylvania artisans have to offer.  People’s Choice is held on the fair grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum.

Centre Hall, PA is home to Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park, featuring America’s only all-water cavern.  Visitors tour the the cave via guided boat tours.

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Waterpark, less than an hour from State College, features summer fun for kids of all ages.

Visit the Centre County & Penn State Visitors Center for more info on events, activities, and places of interest in the area.