GHIC 2014
Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 12–13, 2014
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Conference Travel Information

Conference Location

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is held in historic conference venues within a dynamic city that has more than 300 restaurants within three blocks of the conference venues.

The central conference venue is the historic Shubert Theater, 247 College Street, in downtown New Haven. Conference registration and check-in, as well as conference sessions, occur at the Shubert Theater. The other conference venues include Cooperative Arts, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, and William L. Harkness Hall.

Getting to New Haven

Note: There is a free shuttle from downtown (near the Conference venues) to Union Station: http://www.cttransit.com/routesschedules/unionstation.asp.

By Train

From New York City: The MTA Metro-North offers service from Grand Central Station (NYC) to Union Station (New Haven).

From Other East Coast Locations: Amtrak has trains from Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York, Providence, and Boston.

By Plane

Tweed Airport in New Haven is serviced by US Air. The airport is approximately 10 minutes away from Yale.

Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, CT is serviced by all major airlines. It is approximately 1 hour away from Yale. Connecticut Limo is a shuttle service that travels to and from Bradley Airport in Hartford.

LaGuardia and JFKAirports in New York are serviced by all major airlines. They are approximately 1.5-2 hours away from Yale. The GO Connecticut Airport Shuttle from LaGuardia or JFK will reach New Haven. Reservations for a special discounted rate [$65 each way, $43 companion fare; $3 from every online reservation will be donated to Unite For Sight] can be made at the GO Connecticut Airport Shuttle's Reservation Portal on their website or by phone through the GO Connecticut Airport Shuttle Reservation Department (203-891-1280; 7AM-9PM ET).

New Haven can also be reached from the airports by Limousines of Connecticut. 

By Bus

Greyhound and Peter Pan have bus terminals in New Haven at Union Station. Its buses reach most cities in the Northeast.

Although Bolt Bus, Megabus, and other discount bus services do not come directly to New Haven, they connect many cities with New York City. After reaching NYC, take the MTA Metro-North train to New Haven.

By Car

For directions from I 91 S, I 95 N, I 95 S, New York, and Boston, see http://www.infonewhaven.com/content/getting-here-car.

To coordinate carpooling, shared lodging, or other networking, join the Global Health & Innovation Conference Facebook Page and post on the Wall about your interest.

Parking

There are parking garages and street parking around the conference area. The closest parking garage is the Crown Street Garage, located on the corner of College and Crown, with access from College Street. This garage is located next to the Shubert Theater (247 College Street), which is the main conference venue.

By Taxi

Metro Taxi serves the New Haven area. Taxis can be called at (203) 777-7777.

More information about travel to New Haven, Connecticut can be found at http://www.infonewhaven.com/.

This information is provided for informational purposes only. Unite For Sight does not endorse or assume any responsibility for conference participants' transportation selections.

Lodging

Where should I make my hotel reservations?

There are several hotels located near Yale University campus. A special rate for GHIC participants has been coordinated at the hotels listed below. When you make the reservation, you should specify that you are with the Unite For Sight Conference. There is limited space available, so we advise that you make reservations as soon as possible.

Close Walking Distance to Conference

Courtyard by Marriott ($149)
30 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-6221

New Haven Hotel ($149)
229 George Street
New Haven, CT 06510
203-498-3100; Reservations 800-644-6835

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale ($169)
155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510

The Study at Yale ($189)
1157 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-503-3900 or toll free 866-930-1157

Taxi Distance/Shuttle Distance To Conference

Clarion Hotel & Suites ($119)
2260 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 288 3831
The hotel provides shuttle service upon request.

Premiere Hotel & Suites ($135)
3 Long Wharm Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-5337
The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service upon request.

Holiday Inn North Haven ($102)
201 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473
203-239-6700 or 877-40-HOTEL (46835)
The hotel provides shuttle service upon request.

Courtyard New Haven Orange/Milford ($115)
136 Marsh Hill Rd 
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 799-2200

You can also see other hotels that continue to have availability at http://www.expedia.com, http://www.orbitz.com, http://www.hotels.com, and http://www.kayak.com. Branford, Orange, Hamden, North Haven, West Haven, and Milford have hotels within taxi distance.

This information is provided for informational purposes only.  Unite For Sight does not endorse or assume any responsibility for conference participants' hotel selections.

Food

New Haven is famous for its delicious food, and it is the birthplace of the first hamburger (Louis' Lunch), first lollipop, and first pizza (Pepe's and Sally's). With hundreds of restaurants within a few blocks of the conference, you can enjoy a multitude of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Included below are the eateries located closest to the conference.

Quick Eateries:

Fine Dining:

Coffee: