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About Ithaca

Nestled in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Ithaca sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake. Ithaca is beautiful lake country with gorgeous waterfalls, spectacular ice-age gorges and endless views of fields and forest. Cornell University, located on East Hill, rises above the downtown area offering a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding area.

Small Gorge

Ithaca is home to some of the world's leading scientists and researchers, and boasts a business environment that values intellect, achievement, and success. Theatre and the arts abound in the region.  It is a very active and energetic community with outdoor recreation and sport choices in all seasons.


Cornell Plantations WalkBus ride and walking tour of 200 + acres of gardens and arboretum. Stop at the botanical gardens to tour the winter garden, herb garden, rhododendron collection, rock garden, perennial garden and ground cover collection.

Gorge Hike at Robert H. Treman State Park
Follow winding trails through a rugged gorge in Enfield Glen passing many waterfalls including 115 foot Lucifer Falls. Moderate stamina and sturdy shoes are recommended.

Herbert F. Johnson Museum
the highlights of a permanent collection consisting of more than 30,000 works of art, with special attention to the outstanding Asian collection.

The Commons
Self tour the center of downtown Ithaca with uniq
ue boutiques, galleries, and historic architecture.

Wine tasting
To accommodate the conference schedule and the number of people who have expressed interest in a wine tour, we have arranged to have a wine tasting of local wines on Saturday evening at the reception prior to dinner. If you are still interested in a wine tour, information on local wineries and wine tours will be available at conference registration. Or you can view the following websites. or