Conference Location

The West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference and Community Expo will be held on the campus of West Virginia State University in Institute, WV, approximately 8 miles west of Charleston along I-64. Learn more about the location here.

Conference sessions, registration, and exhibits will mostly take place in the Wilson University Union, which is Building 5 on the Campus Map. Parking is available in the lots surrounding the Union, with Lot M being closest.

Outdoor events will be placed on the University Quad, in the green space between Buildings 17 and 22 on the map.

Some sessions will take place at the new WVSU Integrated Research and Extension Building (IREB), located in the former WV Rehab Center property. The IREB is Building 36 on the map. A shuttle will be provided from the Union, or parking is available at the IREB if you choose to drive yourself.

Conference Lodging

While the conference does not have a block of rooms reserved for out-of-town attendees, there are several lodging options near campus, including the following:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston NW – 410 New Goff Mountain Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313 – (304) 769-5818 – 2.4 miles from campus

Wyndham Garden Hotel – 102 Racer Dr, Cross Lanes, WV 25313 – (304) 776-8070 – 2.9 miles from campus

Sleep Inn & Suites – 15 Goff Crossing Drive, Cross Lanes, WV 25313 – (304) 776-7711 – 3 miles from campus

Mardi Gras Casino & Resort – 1 Greyhound Drive, Cross Lanes, WV 25313 – (304) 776-1000 – 3.8 miles from campus

Additional lodging is available throughout the Kanawha Valley, with downtown Charleston and South Charleston providing nice hotel options within 10 miles of campus.