Travel & Accommodations

This year, our canvas for conversation is Aloft hotel in beautiful downtown Buffalo, NY.

Travel & Accommodations

Our canvas for conversation.

ELEVATE 2020 will help find ways to improve the ways in which we reach students, and we believe we’ve found a great place to foster those vibes.






Aloft Downtown Buffalo

Located in the heart of the theater district of downtown Buffalo, Aloft shines bright.

Combining trendy appeal and utmost comfort, you can enjoy a cocktail or step out onto your own private balcony and take in the views of Lake Erie. 

Aloft offers fast and free Wi-Fi and the latest 55" smart flat-screen TVs, perfect for streaming your favorite shows. Pamper yourself with your room's rainfall showerhead and signature Bliss Spa amenities. You work hard and deserve to take some creativity time at the Aloft Buffalo Downtown.

If you choose to stay at Aloft, the nightly room rate is an additional $179 per person plus tax. You can call Aloft at (716) 849-7280 to make a reservation or reserve your room online.





Why Buffalo?

Why Buffalo, NY?
  • Current HQ of Mongoose
  • City of good neighbors (it’s true!)
  • Incredibly accessible location
  • Downtown rising under the radar (Shhh)
  • It’s a higher ed hub
And, most importantly…
  • At this time of year, the best weather in the world


  • Plan to arrive in Buffalo on (or by) Sunday, August 2 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • You can check in, meet attendees and relax at Aloft—then join us for a unifying welcome reception starting at 6 p.m.
  •  The final session ends at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5.
Getting to and from ELEVATE
  • The Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), is located less than 15 minutes by car from Aloft.
  • We recommend a taxi or Uber right from the airport to the hotel.
  • You will not need a vehicle once you are on-site at ELEVATE.