Download the Conference Program (PDF)

For directions to the John S. Knight Center, and information on parking in Akron please click here.

Hotel Accommodations:

Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron has reserved rooms at two Akron City hotels:

Ramada Plaza Akron Hotel
20 West Mill Street
Akron, Ohio 44308

The Ramada Plaza Akron Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Akron, with easy access to all of the major interstates, and is within walking distance to the following Akron Attractions:

  • John S. Knight Convention Center
  • The University of Akron
  • E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
  • Canal Park – Home of the “Akron Aeros”
  • Downtown Entertainment Venues
  • The Historic Akron Civic Theatre and Lock3 Outdoor Pavilion
  • The Hower House
  • Akron Art Museum

Room Rates:
April 22, 2012: $79.00 (Single Occupancy, QUB/KNB)
April 23, 2012: $79.00 (Single Occupancy, QUB/KNB)
April 24, 2012: $84.00 (Single Occupancy, QUB/KNB)
Each additional guest: $10
Rates will be reserved until April 8, 2012.

Dining: We invite you to enjoy the Akron City Club Bistro & Bar, a full-service restaurant which offers an excellent selection of menu choices.

To book a room for the Value-driven Engineering National Conference, at the Ramada Plaza Akron Hotel, please call 330-384-1500 or 1-800-854-9517 and ask for the CGAUST Block Rate.


Quaker Square Inn at The University of Akron
135 South Broadway
Akron, Ohio 44325

The Quaker Square Inn at The University of Akron is conveniently located in downtown Akron, close to the airport and is perfectly placed for conventions and business in Akron, Ohio.  Plus, close to exciting sightseeing and attractions.

Room Rates:
April 22 – 24, 2012:
Single King Bed or Two Double Beds: $94
King Executive or Two Double Executive: $109
Rates will be reserved until March 22, 2012
*Parking is included.

Dining: Includes hot breakfast buffet.

To book a room for the Value-driven Engineering National Conference at the Quaker Square Inn, please call 330-253-5970 or click here to go to the group reservation page.

Convenient Airports:

Akron/Canton Airport (CAK)
5400 Lauby Road NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720

Airlines that serve Akron/Cantion Airport are:

  • Airtran Airways
  • Frontier
  • US Airways
  • Delta
  • United Express


Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
5300 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44135

Airlines that serve Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are:

  • Air Canada
  • American
  • American Eagle
  • Continental
  • Delta
  • Southwest
  • United
  • US Airways