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Forest Productivity Cooperative
Annual Meeting

August 16-17, 2023
The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24061


Registration Fee $275

Registration covers the in-person meeting location, lunch Wednesday at the conference center, happy hour and dinner at the Maroon Door on Wednesday evening, and breakfast and lunch at the conference center Thursday.

There will not be a block of rooms, but if you are choosing to stay at the Inn at Virginia Tech, a room rate of $149.00 per night before taxes and fees can be accessed through the link below (that rate includes tax and service charge). A list of additional hotels near the meeting venue or restaurant location is also provided.

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Reservations - Room Availability (

Contact Information

Kathie Hollandsworth
228 Cheatham Hall 0324
310 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-392-3910 (cell)

FPC Refund Policy

If a program is cancelled for any reason, full refunds will be given to all participants.

If a registrant cancels, most refunds will be processed in full unless a definite head count has been required (e.g., by a caterer or field trip operator).

Tentative Agenda
Wednesday, August 16:
12:00 – 4:45 Meeting (lunch provided)
5:30 – 7:00 Happy Hour and Poster Presentation at The Maroon Door (downtown Blacksburg)
7:00 Group Dinner
Thursday, August 17:
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast provided at the Conference Room
8:30 – 12:00 Meeting
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Provided
1:00 – 1:30 Business Meeting
1:45 – 3:45 Workshop – Advances in LiDAR

Hotel Information
Near the Inn at Virginia Tech:
Residence Inn by Marriott (across the street)
540-750-4400; 850 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA
Starting around $450 per night
Hyatt Place (across the street)
540-552-7500; 650 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, VA
Starting around $400 per night
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
540-552-0900; 1020 Plantation Road, Blacksburg, VA
Starting around $307 per night
Hilton Garden Inn
540-552-5005; 900 Plantation Road, Blacksburg, VA
Starting around $311 per night
Near the Dinner Venue
Main Street Inn
205 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA
Starting around $160 per night
Other Hotels Around Blacksburg
Home2 Suites by Hilton, 1321 Rugby Lane, Blacksburg, VA
around $570 per night
Red Carpet Inn, 1615 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA, around $80 per night
Christiansburg, VA has many options for lodging as well
(~15 minutes from Blacksburg)