Hotel and travel for Rochester, New York, USA

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Views of Rochester New York where the SPIE Laser Damage 2021 event will be held

Welcome to innovative and exciting Rochester

SPIE is pleased to announce the next SPIE Laser Damage meeting will be held in Rochester, New York, USA.

Rochester is home to more than 150 leading businesses focused on optics, photonics, and imaging, such as L3, JML Optical, and Lumetrics. The city boasts roughly 60 percent of all optics degrees obtained in the US are conferred in Rochester, making it a vibrant hub of a research and manufacturing for the industry.

With an economic output of more than $3.5 billion annually and approximately 17,000 people employed in the optics industry, as reported by the Greater Rochester Regional Economic Development organization, Rochester is a world leader in advancing optics and photonics technologies.


Hilton Garden Inn Rochester,
University & Medical Center
30 Celebration Drive
Rochester, New York, 14620 USA

Hilton Garden Inn Rochester / University & Medical Center

Conveniently stay at the conference venue hotel convenient to the University of Rochester
Rate: $164 per night
Cut-off date: 9 August

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Getting there and around

Rochester is a thriving city with diverse culinary options, shops for everyone, and events year-round. Look below for further details on the following:

  • Airport information
  • Transportation
  • Parking

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Travel information

Airport information

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

  • Taxi - $25 one way
  • Uber or Lyft - $15 one way


Don't forget your visa

Be sure to plan ahead and apply to get a visa if it is needed.