Directions and Hotel

Information about the hotel follows the directions.

2020 Directions

Locations and maps

All Spectrum events are held at the Rochester Institute of Technology, except social activities as noted in the Conference Program.

The Saturday workshops, Sunday Leadership Day sessions, and Monday conference sessions are held in Louise Slaughter Hall.

Expand this interactive map on the RIT website to see all locations including walkways. Download this map to see all parking locations in relation to Louise Slaughter Hall (map to be updated when it is available). Detailed directions follow.

For the Saturday workshops and Sunday Leadership Day, park in Lot T near Louise Slaughter Hall.

For Monday a parking pass is required. You will receive a pass by email after registration. You must display this pass on your dash to avoid a parking ticket.

Please note that parking for Monday is in Lot B. Parking issues from 2019 are being addressed and more information will be posted. You will take a shuttle that now does come by approximately every 15 minutes to get to Louise Slaughter Hall. If you have mobility issues please let the Spectrum committee know so we can accommodate you.

Directions for the Saturday workshops and Leadership Day (Sunday)

  1. From the east (DoubleTree Hotel), take Jefferson Road (RT 252) west to the main campus entrance at Lomb Memorial Drive.
  2. Turn left onto Lomb Memorial Drive.
  3. Enter the roundabout and head west (right) onto Andrews Drive.
  4. Pass Lots E, F, and J.
  5. Turn left onto James Barker Place to enter Parking Lot T.
  6. Once parked in Lot T, walk south towards the buildings and the large staircase. The main entrance to Louise Slaughter Hall is at the west end of the Quad.

Directions for the Conference Sessions (Monday)

  1. From the east (DoubleTree Hotel), take Jefferson Road (RT 252) west towards the main campus entrance at Lomb Memorial Drive.
  2. Turn left onto county route 266 John Street. Barnes and Noble is on the southwest corner and Fastrac is on the southeast; UHaul is on the northeast corner.
  3. Turn right onto Charles H. Wiltsie Drive.
  4. Turn right into Parking Lot B
  5. Display the parking pass on your dash. If the pass is not visible you will receive a parking ticket.
  6. Proceed to the shuttle stop located on Wiltsie Drive between the two entrances to Parking Lot B. Take the shuttle to the second stop for Louise Slaughter Hall.

Additional Directions for Exhibitors

  1. From the east (Doubletree Hotel), take Jefferson Road (RT 252 west) to the main campus entrance at Lomb Memorial Drive.
  2. Turn left onto Lomb Memorial Drive.
  3. Enter the roundabout and head west (right) onto Andrews Drive.
  4. Continue past Louise Slaughter Hall and follow the loop to Kimball Drive.
  5. Follow Kimball Drive to the rear loading entrance of Louise Slaughter Hall.

Note: After unloading, vendors must park in Lot B.

Shuttle from the DoubleTree

(2019, being verified for 2020) There will be a shuttle from the DoubleTree at 7:45 am on Monday only. Please inform the front desk if you plan on taking it.

Customized Directions

For customized directions, view RIT’s maps and directions page. This page allows you to request directions and also provides directions from the Greater Rochester International Airport and the New York State Thruway. It also provides information regarding public transportation in Rochester.

2020 Spectrum Hotel

For the fourth year, the DoubleTree Hilton offers a special rate for Spectrum registrants. Rooms are available on Friday, March 20 through Monday, March 23, so you can arrive for the Saturday, March 21 workshops, and leave Rochester on Tuesday, March 24 after the conference.

The DoubleTree is five minutes away from RIT and offers easy access to the historic and cultural sites in the city of Rochester and the scenic Finger Lakes Wine country. If you are ready to book your room please call 800-774-1500 and mention the group block name, STC Spectrum Conference. We have room rates at $119 (US) until all reserved rooms are filled. If you need assistance in finding a place to stay notify the co-chairs, spectrum@stc-rochester.org.

Map showing the location of the DoubleTree Hilton: