Travel and Conference Logistics

Venue: Buffalo, NY, USA

Buffalo, New York is a city of around 300,000 people on the shores of Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes, and a 20 minute drive to Niagara Falls. While it (perhaps fairly) has a reputation for being cold and snowy in the winter, it is a vibrant and warm place to be in late Spring! We're looking forward to having you here for a week of food, fun, and friends!

To make sure your stay is enjoyable, check out our homemade guide to the city, curated by dozens of fellow conference-goers and their friends!

Click here for places to stay, eat, and have fun!

We'll be constantly updating this until the conference, so check back (and make suggestions!)

Conference Venue

Jacobs School of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203

The Workshops and Tutorials Day, the Main Conference (i.e., technical program), as well as the conference banquet and reception / poster session will all take place at the Jacobs School.

Banquet Venue

Sailor view

The conference banquet will take place at the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, which is located at 76 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202, a short metro ride from the conference venue. Be prepared for warm weather, great company and food, as well as a beautiful view of the sunset!

Traveling to Buffalo

The main airport in Buffalo is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF). There are multiple flights every day from main hubs in USA to BUF. For details regarding the flight schedules to and from BUF, please visit the airport’s official website:

Getting to Buffalo

There are cabs and ride-sharing services outside the doors when leaving the airport. A typical trip from BUF to downtown area, where the conference venue and hotels are, takes around 15 mins and costs around $30. The demand and time of day may cause the wait times and prices to fluctuate.

Public Transportation

There is a public bus service from BUF to downtown area, more information is availabe here.

Car Rentals

There are many options for renting a car at both airports. See here for a full list of companies and their contact information at BUF.

Visa Information

Kind reminder: Please apply for a visa in good time, to avoid any possible delay.

If you require a letter for your application, you will be able to request this during the conference registration process. The letter will be automatically generated and available immediately along with your registration confirmation.

Hotels with special group rates for ICWSM-24


More Hotels

If you are planning on attending and have not secured a hotel reservation, search for hotel availability via our trusted partner aRes Travel. aRes Travel is a third-party travel planner. Rates, deposits, and cancellation policies may vary and are the responsibility of the guest. Questions on hotel policies or payments made on aRes website should be directed to the aRes Reservation Center or to the hotel directly.