Rochester is a thriving city with diverse culinary options, shops for everyone, and events year-round. Rochester combines small-town accessibility with big-city services. Amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States, residents enjoy a housing market known for great bargains, short commute times, world-class cultural and entertainment offerings and a fast-growing innovation economy poised to thrive in the 21st century.
As an international traveler to a US-based SPIE event, you should check:
US travel restrictions: Look for current restrictions on entering the US from different regions. Visit the CDC for updated information
Visa requirements: Depending on your country of departure, you may need to apply for a National Interest Exception for travel to the U.S.
Your country of departure's restrictions and quarantine requirements: Your country may have its own vaccination or testing policies for departure or return. Check your local government agencies for any vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements.
Your airline carrier's policies: Check with your airline to make sure you understand their policies and requirements.
SPIE health and safety information: Size and location of the event can dictate different requirements for participation. Please check the event health and safety page for details.
Rochester is a thriving city with diverse culinary options, shops for everyone, and events year-round. Look below for further details on the following:
The Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is conveniently located approximately 5 miles (15 minute drive) from downtown.
Transportation from the airport
From Greater Rochester International Airport to hotels and convention center