Travel Information

Historic Bethlehem will serve as our backdrop for NAVSA Fall 2022. Originally founded in 1741 by members of the Moravian Church, Bethlehem today has six National Register Historic Districts and multiple historic sites and museums.

Dates and Times
  • The first conference session will begin at 8:30 AM on Thursday, September 29th at Hotel Bethlehem (a complimentary continental breakfast will be served at 8 AM).
  • The last conference session will end at 8 PM on Saturday, October 1 at Lehigh University.
  • The Professionalization Workshop will run from 9 AM – 12 PM on Sunday, October 2nd at Hotel Bethlehem.
Please check our Events page soon for more detailed programming updates.

Getting Here
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is only 10 minutes from Historic Hotel Bethlehem, host of NAVSA Annual Conference, 2022! ABE flies nonstop to many leisure and business destinations aboard Allegiant, American, Delta, and United Airlines. Choose comfort convenience at ABE. View current Arriving and Departing flights at ABE!

Non-Stop Routes: Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Atlanta, Detroit, Newark, Washington-Dulles, Fort Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Orlando Sanford, Punta Gorda, Sarasota/Bradenton, Savannah/Hilton Head, St. Pete Clearwater.

Nearby Airports
1. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Distance: 82 miles
Driving Time: Approximately 1 hour, 20 mins

2. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Distance: 68 miles
Driving Time: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

Driving Distances
From Philadelphia, PA Distance: 1 hour, 10 minutes | 63 miles
From New York, NY Distance: 1 hour, 36 minutes | 87.3 miles
From Washington, DC Distance: 3 hours, 4 minutes | 187 miles

We are hoping to arrange for a shuttle bus service from Newark and Philadelphia airports at designated times. Please fill out the travel survey to help explore viable options for the possibility. You may also join the carpooling slack group here to connect with people flying into the same airports or driving from the same cities who are willing to share rides.

Local Bethlehem hotels provide shuttle service from Lehigh Valley Airport (ABE) to conference hotels.

Hotel Bethlehem is the conference hotel for NAVSA Fall 2022. To register at the Hotel Bethlehem, please call 1-888-231-9320 and ask for the NAVSA rate or the North American Victorian Studies Association Rate ($209).

We have reserved additional rooms at the Bethlehem Hyatt, a three-block walk from the Hotel Bethlehem. Please use this link to reserve a room at the Hyatt (the “G-LUNV” code is automatically inputted for you, for the $199 NAVSA rate).

All reservations must be complete by August 15, 2022. You may also call 610.625.0500 option 3 for reservations or 800.233.1234 to you their reservations and ask for the G-LUNV rate. There is an additional block of rooms at the Comfort Suites for $129, you must call (610) 882-9700 and ask for the NAVSA rate (1.1 miles from the conference hotel).

Other nearby hotels include Candlewood Suites (2.5 miles) and SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Lehigh Valley (3.6 miles).

Historic Downtown Bethlehem is home to numerous dining options highlighting local ingredients and chefs. For additional information on Historic Downtown Bethlehem, including shopping and events, please see

Remote Participation
We are planning for a limited number of slots for remote presentations in a hybrid setup at the local conference. When submitting your abstract to the portal an option for “remote presentation required” will be provided. If you have any questions regarding this hybrid option, please email the conference organizers. The organizers of NAVSA 2022 acknowledge with respect that the land we occupy, live on, and work from belongs to the Lenape people. Living and working here is at the expense of Lenape families and their ancestors, those forcibly displaced and those who remained in their homeland.

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