Driving Directions to Wesleyan University, Middletown CT, Exley Science Center, Woodhead Lounge:
In general, Middletown is about two hours driving time from either Boston or New York (hence its name).
From the north, take I-91 South to Route 9 South. Get off at the Washington Street Exit in Middletown -- there is a sign for Wesleyan University. Follow Washington Street up the hill to High Street and take a left onto High Street. Turn right on Church Street and go up the hill to the stop sign, which is Pine Street. On your left is the Science Tower. To park, turn left on Pine Street and take your first left onto Lawn Avenue, which runs behind the Science Center. Parking is usually available there or on an adjacent side street. Another option is to park in Lot D.
The Woodhead Lounge, where the conference will be, is behind the Science Library. Go in the Lawn Ave. entrance to the Science Tower, turn right, and walk through the hallway (glass on one side). The last left before the double doors is the Woodhead Lounge.
From the south or the west, take I-84 East or I-91 North to Rte 66 East, which will turn into Washington Street. After about 5 miles of typical Connecticut driving, you will be in Middletown. Follow Washington street until it intersects High Street at the campus. Take a right onto High Street and then follow the directions in the first and second paragraph.
Other methods of transportation:
The closest major airport to Middletown is Bradley International Airport, which is located between Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA. It is about 40 minutes away from Middletown by car in non-rush hour traffic. The Providence, RI airport (T. I. Green) is about 90 minutes away from Middletown by car, but Southwest Airlines flies into it, so it is often cheaper than flying into Bradley.
There is no direct train service to Middletown, but one can take trains into New Haven, Meriden, or Hartford, each of which is about 20 minutes away by car.