This page provides general information regarding logistics, lodging, travel, conference locations to help you make your participation to NetSci 2019 a smooth and exciting experience.

Dates - May 27 - 31, 2019
Location -Burlington, Vermont USA
Hosts - The Vermont Complex Systems Center
Hashtag - #Netsci2019

  • About Burlington

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    Burlington Vermont is a world-renowned tourist destination, the symposium is located in the state’s largest city on beautiful Lake Champlain.

    With views across the lake to the Adirondacks in the west and the Green Mountains in the east, Burlington is a locus of year-round outdoor activities, and a vibrant local food and small farm movement.

    Activities such as hiking, biking (the Colchester Causeway, stretching nearly four miles out into Lake Champlain toward the islands north of Burlington is very rewarding), kayaking, and touring the countryside and the many nearby mountains (Stowe and the Von Trapp Family Lodge are just 45 minutes away, the magical Northeast Kingdom just a little further) are all great local activities. The magnificent Shelburne Farms estate and the remarkable Shelburne Museum would make for wonderful excursions in days adjacent to the conference.

    Burlington and the surrounding area are also home to many craft beer and hard cider breweries including Magic Hat, Switchback Brewery, and Citizen Cider, just to name a few.

    Burlington also oddly enough has a really wonderful and pleasant airport, here is a nice article from the Atlantic entitled, If You Thought a Profitable Newspaper Was Surprising, How About This: A Pleasant Airport.
  • Location & Maps

    Location for NetSci 2019:
    University of Vermont Davis Center
    590 Main St, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA

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    Did you know? The Davis Center is the first student center in the U.S. to earn LEED Gold Certification.

    Campus Map:

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  • Lodging Options

    NetSci 2019 Room Blocks:

    We have made room blocks for NetSci 2019 at the following local hotels.

    • University of Vermont Dormitories
      $88.42 Per person per night Single Occupancy with linen

      $62.91 Per person per night Double Occupancy with linen
      Booking in the dorms will be available in conjunction with NetSci 2019 registration scheduled to open February 10, 2019.

    • Courtyard Burlington Harbor (downtown)
      $159.00 USD/night
      Booking Deadline: Friday, April 26th, 2019
      5 Cherry Street Burlington VT 05401

    • Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn
      Booking Deadline: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
      1076 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
      How to Book: Call Best Western hotel reservations: 1-800-371-1125, refer to ‘NetSci 2019’

  • Transportation
    Getting to Burlington:

    • By Air: Burlington International Airport is located 3.5 miles from the UVM campus.
    • By Bus: Greyhound, Vermont Transit Bus Lines and Megabus.
    • By Train: Amtrak travels to Essex Junction — just 15 minutes from campus.
    • From Montreal: 90 miles from Burlington (There is a very convenient bus that goes from Montreal Airport to Burlington Airport and flights for some participant may be cheaper flying into Montreal).
    • From Boston: 220 miles
    • From New York City: 290 miles
    • From Albany, NY: 145 miles

    Transportation in Burlington:

    Rideshare Apps:
    • Uber or Lyft are great options in Burlington and are quite reliable for trips around town or to and from the airport.

    • Blazer Transportation Group - (802) 253-0013
    • S.D. Taxi - (802) 310-3029
    • M.B. Taxi - (802) 233-2560
    • Alpine Transportation - (802)-923-6323
    • K&A Taxi - (802) 343-6422
    • Future Taxi - (802)-999-0002
    • Route 2 Cab - (802) 363-7721
    • USA Taxi - (802) 660-4773
    • 89 Taxi - (802) 999-6724
    • Nation Cab - (802) 829-8836

    Local Bus:
    • Green Mountain Transit is Burlington's local bus system. From the airport: The Chittenden County Transportation Authority’s South Burlington Circulator route # 12 connects BTV with Burlington, South Burlington, and the University of Vermont.

    Parking App:
    • ParkMobile is a nice little mobile app that allows you to pay for parking meters using your phone.
  • Weather

    How to pack:

    The conference will be business casual, leaning more towards casual. Wear clothing that will be comfortable for you in a classroom style setting. The lecture halls will be air-conditioned. Wearing layers is always encouraged. The temperature should be fairly warm in Burlington this time of year but bring a light coat for evenings and a rain coat or umbrella for possible rain. It is always a good idea to bring good walking shoes.
  • Food
    • On (or very near) Campus Dining

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      On Campus Dining in the UVM Davis Center

      • THE MARKET PLACE - Located in the Davis Center - Mon-Thurs 8am-7pm • Fri 8am-2:30pm International-inspired entrees, sushi, Indian cuisine, salad toss and soups. Plus, Simple Servings meals made without the common allergens.
      • BRENNAN’S - Located in the Davis Center - Mon-Sat 11am-11pm • Sun 3pm-11pm. Your local dining destination featuring breakfast all-day, local burgers, classic sandwiches, local salads, milkshakes & smoothies too!
      • NEW WORLD TORTILLA - Located in the Davis Center - Mon-Fri 10am-8pm. A local favorite featuring burritos, tacos and specialty wraps
      • GREEN ROOF DELI - Located in the Davis Center - Mon-Fri 10:30am-4pm. Soups and specialty sandwich featuring rustic breads, select deli meats, Vermont cheeses, seasonal produce and homemade spreads.
      • The DAIRY BARN - Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm • Fri 10am-4pm. Featuring smoothies made with organic fruits and vegetables and local ingredients whenever possible. Plus, Wilcox Ice Cream made with UVM milk.

      On or Near Campus Dining:

      • A list of other on campus dining options can be found here
      • A number of local Food Trucks usually gather in front of the Old Mill Building around lunchtime
      • Pingala Cafe - Great vegan food very close to campus - 1 Mill St. Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • Kampus Kitchen - deli sandwiches - 273 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT 05401 $
      • India House - Indian Food - 207 Colchester Ave Burlington, VT 05401 $
    • On Campus Food Truck Schedule
      • May 27, 2019
      • MAY 28, 2019
      • MAY 29, 2019
      • MAY 30, 2019
      • MAY 31, 2019
    • Off Campus Food Options
      Off Campus Dining:

      • El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina - Mexican Tacos - 189 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • American Flatbread - Flatbread Pizza and great beer selection - 115 St. Paul St., Burlington, VT $$
      • Duino Duende - New American/ inside the same building is a really cool bar called the Lamp Shop - 10 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • ArtsRiot - American pub food and art gallery - 400 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • Revolution Kitchen - Vegan and Vegetarian Food - 9 Center St, Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • Four Corners of the Earth - Amazing Gourmet Sandwiches - 310 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401 TH-S 12-10PM SU 12-6 M12-4PM. $$
      • Hen of the Wood - Farm to Table - 55 Cherry Street Burlington Vermont M-SU 5-10PM. Reservations suggested. $$$
      • Honey Road - Middle Eastern Cuisine - 156 Church St Burlington, VT 05401 M-SU 4-9PM. Reservations suggested. $$
      • Monarch & the Milkweed - Cocktails, Brunch and Bakery - M-SU 8AM-11PM. $$
      • Juniper Bar & Restaurant - American Cuisine - 41 Cherry St Burlington, VT 05401 M-SU 7AM-2PM 5-10PM. $$
      • Misery Loves Company - Cocktails and Farm to Table Cuisine. 46 Main St Winooski, VT 05404. T-F 3-10PM S 10AM-10PM SU 10SM-2PM. $$
      • The Great Northern - Gastropub/Cocktails - 716 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401 $$
      • Henry's Diner - Classic American Diner - 155 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401
  • Visa

    We will be providing visa letters for those who need them upon registration. For questions please contact


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    Shelburne Farms - Beautiful working farm
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    Stowe - Mountain Resort and Ski Lodge
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    Church Street Marketplace - shopping and dining
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    Causeway Bike-ride - a bike path that actually goes into Lake Champlain, which ends in a bike ferry and is amazing.
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    Sailing Center - Rent a boat and take a nice ride through Lake Champlain
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    Burlington Farmers' Market - grab some amazing local produce and goods from our amazing farmers market