Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications
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Venue

All technical sessions, registration, breakfast, and lunch take place at Iacocca Hall @ Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. Bus transportation between Compoft Suites and Iacocca Hall will be provided. Campus schuttle service to/from Iacocca Hall is also available.

Hotels

You'll find a variety of accommodation options in Bethlehem.

There are many inexpensive hotels and Airbnb accommodations in Bethlehem and its surrounding area. There are no hotels however, within walking distance of the conference venue. Below we list some of the more convenient hotels for your stay during the conference.

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Comfort Suites

120 W. Third Street, Bethlehem PA 18015
Phone: 610-882-9700

This hotel is the primary hotel for the conference. It is within walking distance from the campus. Bus transportation will be provided between this hotel and conference venue in the morning and in the evening. The hotel is 10 minutes drive from the conference venue by car. Please call to make your reservation and be sure to mention either "MOPTA Conference" or "DIMACS Conference" (depending which one you are attending). A limited block of rooms with a discounted rate of $80 per night have been reserved.

Sands Casino Hotel

901 Daly Avenue, Bethlehem PA 18015
Phone: 877-726-3777

Located adjacent to Sands Casino and is within 10 minutes drive from the conference venue.

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

427 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 800-607-2384; 610-625-5000

Located in the historic downtown of Bethlehem. Located 15 minutes walk from the conference hotel Comfort Suites and 10 minutes drive from conference venue.

Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem PA 18015
Phone: 610-882-2100

A Bed & Breakfast with 19 antique filled rooms, located a 5 minute walk from the conference hotel Comfort Suites.

Traveling to Bethlehem

Nearby airports

By bus

Bethlehem is serviced by Trans-Bridge Lines. There is a direct bus connection from New York City (Port Authority Bus Station), Newark Liberty Airport, and JFK airport. The South Bethlehem bus terminal is steps away from the conference site.

By car

  • From Route 22: Take Route 378 exit in Bethlehem. Route 378 heads only south; continue for 3.6 miles and when you cross the bridge over the Lehigh River, stay in the left-turn lane, marked “Third Street.” Bear left at the traffic light for Third Street at the south end of the bridge; continue one block to the traffic light at Brodhead Avenue, and turn right.
  • From Route I-78 East or West: Take the Hellertown/Bethlehem exit 67.
  • From Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey: Take the Northeast Extension (Route 476) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike north.

Public transportation in Bethlehem

Public transportation in Bethlehem is run by Lanta. The buses connecting North Bethlehem (where many hotels are located) and the Lehigh University campus in South Bethlehem are line B, line F, and line G.

Further information can be found at Lehigh University’s Maps and Directions web page.


Bus service is not frequent, however Uber is easily available and is quite inexpensive.