Travel Information

The Fall 2019 VIE Conference will be held at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA.

Campus Location:

Christopher Newport University, The Freeman Center, 1st and 2nd Floors. Please follow this link to Google Maps directions for conference location: 

Freeman Center, 2nd Floor: Registration, Breakfast, Coffee Break, Plenary, Lunch, and Breakout Sessions

Notes: To access the Google Map for the Newport News Marriott at City Center, please visit   To access this Campus Map on Google Maps, please visit  


Parking passes will be distributed by the Study Abroad Staff.  Conference attendees will utilize the Ferguson Parking Deck (#9 of the map), which is located at the corner of Avenue of the Arts and J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.  If you are staying at the Marriott City Center Hotel on Thursday night, parking is free for the night. On Friday morning, you must utilize the park pass distributed by the Study Abroad Staff.

Thursday Night Dinner:

The Thursday Night welcome dinner will be held at 6:30 pm at Salsa’s Mexican Grill restaurant, located down the sidewalk from the Marriott City Center Hotel. Please follow this link to Google Maps for directions:


There are rooms reserved at the Marriott City Center Hotel in Newport News, VA. You will need to ask for the VIE rate. Please reserve by September 17th for the best rate.

740 Town Center Drive

Newport News, VA 22801