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NYS Outdoor Education Association

45th Annual NYSOEA ConferenceNYSOEA Logo
October 24-27, 2013
Hotel Albany

On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are delighted to welcome the 45th Annual NYSOEA Conference to New York State's historical capital city.  We are certain your experience will be productive and personally rewarding and will also provide you with an opportunity to discover all that Albany has to offer. From shopping and dining, to arts and entertainment, to countless eclectic restaurants, Albany has it all for you to take in!

Please note that Native American, Joseph Bruchac, is this year's conference speaker. For over thirty years he has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions. He is the author of more than 120 books for children and adults. The best selling Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children and others of his "Keepers" series, with its remarkable integration of science and folklore, continue to receive critical acclaim and to be used in classrooms throughout the country.

Hotel Albany is the host hotel and located in the heart of downtown Albany. A few blocks from Hotel Albany 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, the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) and the New York State Capitol are all contained at the Plaza. In addition, you will be able to visit the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Located just a short walk from downtown Albany's business district is Lark Street, often referred to as the "Greenwich Village" of the Capital Region.  With countless restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques and more, Lark Street is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan.  For more information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, please click here.

Explore Wolf Road and you will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and Colonie Center Shopping Mall featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Sephora, Christmas Tree Shops and Regal Cinemas Stadium 13.

To learn more about the City of Albany's green initiatives, please click here

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional information regarding services, shopping and dining in the Capital Region.  If there is anything we can do prior to your visit or while you are here, please contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x100.  We look forward to welcoming you!

Downtown Albany parking information
Downtown Albany map
Downtown Albany dining options
Wolf Road dining options
Wolf Road map
Albany attractions
Latest Albany weather

Travel information is listed here
Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Capital District Transportation Authority

Driving Directions

Area shopping information

Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza




Citizens Bank                     

10 North Pearl Street               


First Niagara Bank

120 State Street


Key Bank

50 State Street  


Medical Care Facilities


Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue


Albany Memorial Hospital  

600 Northern Boulevard         


St. Peter's Hospital   

315 South Manning Boulevard   




CVS Pharmacy

16 New Scotland Avenue   


Rite Aid

17-21 North Pearl Street


Rite Aid

310 South Pearl Street


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