Venue and Travel

The Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA

Conference Venue

The 2017 Summit will take place at The Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania. This premier conference center includes first class facilities, as well as a shuttle service to the airport, downtown and campus. We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $129 per night. This rate is available until September 1st. Reserve your room by calling 800-233-7505 or visiting Use reservation ID# BLMT17A.

Please note that The Nittany Lion Inn is also owned by the Penn Stater. Their shuttle service runs directly to and from the Penn Stater Conference Center. Reserve your room by calling 814-865-8500 or visiting

The Penn Stater Conference Center
215 Innovation Blvd.
State College, PA 16803

(814) 863-5000

Penn Stater Conference Center

Alternate Hotels

If you prefer another hotel, here are a few in the area. Note that you will need to arrange for transportation back and forth to the conference venue – none are within walking distance. These alternate hotels range from a 4-10 minute drive.

Courtyard by Marriott  
1730 University Drive
State College, PA 16801
(10 minute drive)

Hilton Garden Inn 
1221 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801
(4 minute drive)

Hampton Inn & Suites 
1955 Waddle Road
State College, PA 16803
(5 minute drive)

Residence Inn by Marriott
1555 University Drive
State College, PA 16801
(9 minute drive)

Hampton Inn by Hilton
1101 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801
(6 minute drive)

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
1935 Waddle Road
State College, PA 16803
(7 minute drive)

Ramada Inn & Conference Center
1450 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
(10 minute drive)

Country Inn & Suites
1357 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801
(5 minute drive)

Holiday Inn Express 
1925 Waddle Road
State College, PA 16803
(5 minute drive)

Please mention Blue Mountain Quality Resources for discounted room rates.

Additional hotels can be found at the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau.


University Park Airport offers daily flights to and from Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington (Dulles), and is serviced by Delta, US Airways and United.

Rental Cars

Blue Mountain offers a corporate discount with Enterprise Rent-a-Car. For discounted rates, refer to Customer Number: 40A9479 and call 814-238-4450 to arrange to be met at the airport with your rental car.

There are also three rental car companies located on-site at the University Park Airport:

  • Hertz: 814-237-1728 or 1-800-654-3131
  • National Rental Car: 814-237-1771 or 1-800-CAR-RENT
  • Avis: 814-237-9750 or 1-800-831-2847


Taxi service is available in the State College area by:

  • Handy Delivery: 814-353-6001
  • Nittany Express: 814-867-4647
  • Happy Valley Ride: 814-237-7433

Uber and Lyft are also available in State College, PA.


All travel information provided is for your convenience only and should not be considered a recommendation or endorsement by Blue Mountain. Blue Mountain is not liable for the accuracy of directions and accommodation information. We advise that all attendees confirm all travel information themselves.