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New York Physical Therapy Association 2015

October 23-24, 2015
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) we are delighted to welcome the New York Physical Therapy Association to "Educate, Engage, Explore" New York State's historical Capital City. It's time to "Get Wild about Physical Therapy"!

We are certain your convention experience will be productive and personally rewarding, but will also provide you with an opportunity to discover all that Albany has to offer. From shopping to dining, to arts and entertainment opportunities, and countless cultural cuisine venues, Albany has it all for you to take in!

The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center is your host hotel. The Desmond has been voted "Best Hotel" eight consecutive years and is celebrating over 40 years as Albany's premiere hotel and conference center. The Desmond is an independent, family owned and operated property that provides superb accommodations, outstanding service and one-of-a-kind experience. Modeled after Colonial Williamsburg by John K. Desmond in 1974, The Desmond offers colonial comfort steeped in rich Americana and modern amenities for the business traveler.


You will find many options for shopping and dining in close proximity, including over 40 restaurants and Colonie Center Shopping Mall which features L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Sephora, Christmas Tree Shop and Regal Cinemas Stadium 13.

Please click here for information on transportation along Wolf Road.

Just a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of Wolf Road, is The Crossings of Colonie, an ideal place for walking, running, biking and skating. Conveniently bordering the Crossings is the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center, one of the most comprehensive fitness facilities in the Capital Region that includes a family friendly water park.

Approximately 20 minutes from Wolf Road is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture and community activity. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza. In addition, you will be able to visit the NYS Capitol as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Please click here for our region's restaurant and attraction offers  while you are in town.


Green Meeting

What Can I do as an Attendee to be Environmentally Responsible at My Conference? You have the power to make a difference....start by adopting a few common sense policies that will not compromise your experience...it will make you feel good knowing you have contributed to part of your conference's success by leaving a smaller "carbon footprint". If available, please make sure to recycle as much as possible in your hotel room, catered functions, registration and on the exhibit floor. Paperless, paperless, paperless whenever possible. If conference mobile apps are available, utilize as much as you can. Ask the housekeeping department not to change the sheets and towels daily unless requested by you. In addition, ask the hotel not to replace the amenities daily unless they are gone. Before leaving your sleeping room for the day shut blinds and turn down the heat/air conditioning during the day in rooms while attendees are gone. Utilize public or hotel transportation as much as possible....better yet walk if you can. For additional information on how you and/or your meeting can make a difference click here. 

What is there to do in our
400 year old city?
You can find out right here! 

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional information regarding services, shopping and dining in the Capital District. If there is anything we can do prior to your visit or while you are here, contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.

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Wolf Road Dining Options/Map
Albany Area Attractions

Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Capital District Transportation Authority
Driving Directions

Shopping Information
Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza




Bank of America                      

133 Wolf Road                         

(518) 459-9003

First Niagara

95 Wolf Road

(518) 482-6074

Key Bank

155 Wolf Road

(518) 453-1612

Medical Care Facilities 



Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue

(518) 262-3125

Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard

(518) 471-3221


98 Wolf Road

(518) 264-9500

St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard

(518) 525-1550

Nearby Grocery Stores




 96 Wolf Road

(518) 482-1085

Trader Joe's

79 Wolf Road

(518) 482-4538





465 Sand Creek Road

(518) 482-2835

Hannaford Pharmacy

96 Wolf Road

(518) 482-1925

Rite Aid

463 Albany Shaker Road

(518) 458- 1205

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