GHIC 2020: Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 4-5, 2020
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:

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 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


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

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


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 ($169/$179)
30 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-6221

New Haven Hotel ($179)
229 George Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 498-3100; Reservations (800) 644-6835

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale ($215)
155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 772-6664

The Study at Yale ($259)
1157 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 503-3900 or toll-free (866) 930-1157

Taxi Distance/Shuttle Distance To Conference

New Haven Village Suites
3 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-5337
The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service upon request.

You can also see other hotels that continue to have availability at,,, and 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.


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.

gf = gluten-free friendly, vg = vegan friendly

*Please note that many of these restaurants may offer vegan and/or gluten-free options, however only restaurants that have marked their menus as such have been noted.

Quick Eateries:

Fine Dining:

Coffee and Desserts: