Safe Patient Handling Conference 2017

November 15-16, 2017
Albany Capital Center
Albany, NY 

 

Welcome to Albany!  

On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau we are delighted to welcome the 9th Annual Safe Patient Handling 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!

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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.

Say Hello to Our NY

Say Hello to Our NY

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.  

Capital Complex

The Albany Capital Center is part of the Capital Complex, made up of four unique meeting and event venues. Consisting of more than 159,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, the Capital Complex will be the largest meeting space in Upstate New York.  With the Albany Capital CenterEmpire State Plaza Convention Center, The Egg Performing Arts Center, and the Times Union Center Arena, the Capital Complex connects all these attractions, meeting venues, and entertainment options with an enclosed walkway!   

Albany Capital Center Location 

Your Conference Hotels 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Albany Downtown
74 State St, Albany
518-434-7410
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly by 10/20/2017 and asking for the block code: MHRMHRM.  

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
25 Chapel St, Albany
518-432-7000
Reservations can be made by clicking the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown link, and you will be directed to the discounted reservation page.  The cut-off date is 10/15/2017.

Holiday Inn Express Albany-Downtown
300 Broadway, Albany
518-434-4111
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly by 10/15/2017.  In order to receive this special rate, guests must identify themselves as members of the NYS Zero Lift Task Force.

Hotel Map 

Click the red pinpoint to see what hotel it refers to.

What's Nearby?

Downtown Albany

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.   

Fruit Salad WidgetLocated 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.

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!

Wolf Road

Approximately 20 minutes from downtown Albany is the Wolf Road area. 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.
 
Crossings PrettyIn close proximity to Wolf Road is the Crossings of Colonie, Colonie's largest public park.  As a visitor, you will find an extraordinary setting in which to walk, bike, fly a kite or enjoy a relaxing picnic with friends or family.  Situated in the heart of Colonie just a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of Wolf Road, the 130-acre passive park features a pond, acres of meadows, marshy wetlands, and extensive wooded and wildflower areas - all of which are connected by 6.5 miles of multi-use trails for walking, running, biking and in-line skating that wind across the natural landscape.

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

Hot Spots to Eat, Drink & Repeat  

Need A Rental Car?

While you are in the capital region, the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau 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.  Click here for Enterprise Rentals and click here for National Car Rental reservations.

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional information as well as 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
Megabus

Downtown Albany Area Information

Banks

 

 

 

 

Bank of America ATM

 69 State Street

800-432-1000

KeyBank

 120 State Street

518-465-2946

SEFCU

 110 State Street

800-727-3328

Pharmacies

 

 

CVS Pharmacy

 613 New Scotland Ave

518-482-4996

Rite Aid

 17 North Pearl St

518-434-6024