2019 ACEC

New York

Winter Conference

January 27th-29th, 2019

Albany Capital Center, Albany, New York 

Welcome to Albany!

On behalf of Discover Albany, we are delighted to welcome the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York 2019 Winter Conference to New York State's historical Capital City.

We are certain your 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!


Need Help?

Deb Goedeke


If there is anything we can do prior to your convention and while you are here, please contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Enjoy your stay and come back soon!

The Albany Capital Center 

Welcome to the Albany Capital Center!  This state-of-the-art facility is located right in the heart of downtown Albany, within walking distance to many attractions, restaurants, museums, and more.

PLEASE NOTE:  For those attendees coming to the event for just the day and not staying overnight, parking is available in the Capital Center underground garage at $5.00 per car per day.  Garage closes at 11PM and all cars must be moved before this time.

2019 ACEC New York Winter Conference Hotels

While attending the Conference, be sure to take advantage of the discounted sleeping rooms that are currently available. Please book early as we anticipate they will sell out. 

Renaissance Hotel 

144 State Street


Hilton Albany

40 Lodge Street


Hampton Inn & Suites

25 Chapel Street


**You may book your hotel room online by clicking here**


Hotel Map

Need a Rental Car or a Driver? 

While you are in the capital region, Discover Albany has partnered with Enterprise and National Car Rentals to assist you with all of your rental car needs at a discounted price. From the economical vehicle to the luxury sedan they will have a stocked inventory for you to choose from. All of this combined with their great customer service and can-do attitude you will feel right at home.  No driving in your future? No problem...Lyft has you covered. No matter where you end up, count on Lyft for rides in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with friendly local driver at the tap of a button.Just request and go. After the ride , simply pay through your phone.  

Downtown Albany Attractions 

Welcome to Albany, the Capital City of New York State!  We hope you will have time to explore our beautiful 400-year-old city.  Albany's history combined with our rich Dutch architecture tell an important American story.  

Downtown Albany is home to the New York State Museum, one of the country's largest with a September 11 exhibit and a working carousel on the 4th floor.  The Albany Institute of History & Art is home to "Albany's Mummies" and was founded in 1791.  The Corning Tower Observation Deck at the Empire State Plaza is where you not only get a bird's eye view of Albany but also three mountain ranges - the Adirondacks, Berkshires, and Catskills.   

The Discover Albany Visitors Center offers visitors access to information seven days a week.  The knowledgeable staff can answer visitor inquiries and they are well stocked with travel brochures about New York's Capital Region.

The Visitors Center is also home to the USS Albany Exhibit, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the National Heritage of the City of Albany and to honor all those who proudly served aboard ships named after the capital city of New York State. Experience the rich history of the USS Albany ships starting in 1846 to the current day. Come walk through history and view memorabilia!

What is There To Do in This 400-Year-Old City?

Great Fun in Albany!

Why Albany

Lark Street 

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.

Winter Downtown Albany

Winter in Downtown Albany

Albany Dining

Click here for Albany's dining options while you are in town!......

Hot Spots to Eat, Drink and Repeat 

Where do you like to eat and drink?

Where do you like to eat and drink?


Downtown Albany Area Information 



Citizens Bank

10 North Pearl Street (518) 447-0151

Key Bank

120 State Street (518) 433-2000

NBT Bank of Albany

54 State Street (518) 426-3285

Pioneer Bank

90 State Street (518) 427-5913



The Cathedral of All Saints

62 South Swan Street (518) 465-1342

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

125 Eagle Street (518) 463-4447

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

107 State Street (518) 434-3502

Medical Care Facilities


Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue (518) 262-3125

Samaritan Hospital - Albany Memorial Campus

600 Northern Boulevard (518) 471-3221

St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard (518) 525-1550




16 New Scotland Avenue (518) 434-0667


17 North Pearl Street (518) 434-6024



Wolf Road

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

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional information regarding services, shopping, and dining in the Capital Region. 

Useful Links

 Albany Attractions
 Albany Calendar of Events
 Downtown Albany Parking Information
 Downtown Albany Map/Dining Options

 Wolf Road Map/Dining Options

Shopping Information
 Colonie Center Mall
 Crossgates Mall
 Stuyvesant Plaza

Travel Information
 Albany International Airport
 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
 Driving Directions