Somos El Futuro 2017

2017 Spring SOMOS Conference

March 23-26, 2017
Albany, NY

Welcome to Albany 

We are certain your conference 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 experience!  On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureauwe are excited to welcome the 2017 Spring SOMOS Conference to New York State's historical Capital City.

If there is anything we can do prior to your Albany 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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Know Before You Go... 

A few blocks from all of the downtown hotels 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. 

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 information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, please click here.

Important Hotel Information

Please note there are a limited number of Somos discounted sleeping rooms available at this hotel. It is highly recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Reservation information is found below.

Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street, Albany 
Group Code: 1SOMOS
Reservation Cut-Off Date: 3/2/2017
Standard Rate: $185.00
Credit Card required for every reservation
Parking is $10.00 per car per night self-parking
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Please click here for your room reservation page.

Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown
300 Broadway, Albany
Group Code: SEF
Reservation Cut-Off Date: 2/20/2017
Single Rate: $139.00
Double Rate: $149.00
Complimentary Parking
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Please click here for your room reservation page.

Please check back for important conference/exhibitor booth registration information as well as the 2017 Somos Conference schedule on the Somos el Futuro website.  

Albany Heritage Area Visitors CenterThe Albany Heritage Area 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 our 400 year old city?  You can find out right here!  

Useful Links

Maps, Dining and Attractions
Albany Area Attractions
Calendar of Events
Downtown Albany Map/Dining Options
Wolf Road Map/Dining Options

Transportation Information
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

69 State 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

613 New Scotland Avenue


Rite Aid

17 North Pearl Street