At this time, the Pennsylvania Drilling and Blasting Conference committee is evaluating when to hold the next on-site conference.

Location and Accommodations


A limited number of rooms have been set aside at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center (conference venue) — ALMOST SOLD OUT.

Reservations are no longer available online. Please call the reservations office at 800-233-7505 and reference the PABK19A group code to inquire about lodging rooms at the $123 group rate. You may also wish to view other State College area lodging options.

Conference venue: The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
Rate: $123 single or double occupancy
Reservation group code: PABK19A (must call to inquire about the $123 group rate – no longer available online)
Phone: 800-233-7505 or 814-863-5000
Fax: 814-863-5002
Location: 215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, PA 16803

View these driving directions to the hotel.


By Air

The State College/University Park Airport (airport code: SCE) is located near the conference site. Call 814-865-5511 or visit the State College/University Park Airport website for information on flights. We recommend that you make the State College/University Park Airport your final airport destination. Please inquire with your hotel if they offer courtesy airport transportation. Taxis are often located outside of the airport baggage claim area, curbside. Participants are responsible for arranging ground transportation between the airport, hotels, and conference site. Please view this University Park Airport Taxis and Shuttles page.

By Car

Click here for driving directions to The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center (conference location).

The University Park campus is located within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi.), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi.), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi.), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi.), Washington, D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi.), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi.), and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi.). See our Visitors and Neighbors web page for detailed visitor information, including maps.

By Bus

The following companies provide bus service between major cities and State College, Pennsylvania: GreyhoundFullington, and Megabus.

Visitor Information

Penn State’s Visitor’s Guide
Penn State Creamery
Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bryce Jordan Center
The State Theatre
Mount Nittany Conservancy
Rothrock State Forest
Penn’s Cave