University at Buffalo North Campus – Buffalo, NY

Photos of North Campus in the Fall Photographer: Ariel NamocaCPSI takes place at the University at Buffalo North Campus, approximately 12 miles from downtown Buffalo. UB’s North Campus offers onsite amenities, including a new dining facility – the Crossroads Culinary Center (C3), comfortable and very affordable on-campus housing, numerous meeting rooms, free parking, and free Wi-Fi.

You have two options for housing while at CPSI: A single or double residence hall room on campus … or staying at a nearby hotel.

If you want to be in the heart of the conference, staying in the residence hall on campus is the best option. Linens and towels are provided. Participants can choose from shared or single accommodation.

Griener Hall
grenieroutfixedAll suites are air-conditioned and consist of two bedrooms with a shared bathroom.

These accommodate 1 or 2 attendees per bedroom (2-4 attendees per suite). A community kitchen is located at the end of each hallway.

Ellicott Hall
ellicotoutfixedFor the budget conscious, these rooms are traditional dorm rooms with one shared bathroom located on each floor and NO air conditioning.

These accommodate 1 or 2 attendees per bedroom (2-4 attendees per room).

If you like more creature comforts, consider staying at a nearby hotel. Be sure to reference the “Creative Problem Solving Institute” when making your reservation to get our special rate. These blocks are limited, so make your reservation soon.

Buffalo Marriott Niagara
marriottoutupdated1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14221
1-800-228-9290 or 716-689-6900
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Less than a mile from the school’s entrance, the modern rooms have flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, desks, coffeemakers and Wi-Fi.  An airport shuttle is available.

Standard room $144/night
Please make your reservation by May 13th.

Homewood Suites Amherst
1138 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY 14221
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Free hot breakfast is provided, as well as complimentary light dinner and drinks (Mon-Thurs). There’s a convenience store and a free grocery shopping service, plus a business center and laundry. Additional amenities include a fitness room, an indoor pool and a free area and airport shuttle.

Standard room $129/night
Please make your reservation by May 13th.

107_cpsi-event_highres_onionstudioPlan to arrive at CPSI on Tuesday, June 13, by 3pm. If you are a Leader, plan to arrive by 11am to attend the Leader Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at noon.

CPSI ends at 1pm on Sunday, June 18, following the Closing event. If you are staying in the residence hall, you must be checked out by noon on Sunday.

Drive to CPSI: Click here for printable driving directions. The address (for GPS) is: University of Buffalo Flint Entrance, Amherst, New York
Plane or Train to CPSI:  Click here.

Getting to UB from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport:
We recommend taking a taxi from the airport to CPSI. Below are two reliable services. The cost is approximately $32 per car/van from the airport, $35 Amtrak, and $45 from the bus station. They allow up to 5 people per vehicle depending on luggage needs. Cabs should be instructed to drop you off at Griener Hall.

Buffalo Airport Taxi (716) 633-8313
Buffalo Transportation (716) 259-9406

imagesBuffalo, NY, located in the Niagara region is the birthplace of brainstorming. Buffalo is a city whose origins as a thriving transportation and industrial center point to what Buffalo has become today: a longstanding home to creativity, culture, and design.

Alex Osborn, one of the original advertising “Mad Men”, was the father of “brainstorming” and the founder of CEF and CPSI. The “O” in BBDO was called out of retirement when the ad firm fell on hard times after the Great Depression. He agreed to help, but wouldn’t move from Buffalo; instead, he commuted by train to NYC and saved the company.

Buffalo is the state’s second most populous city after New York City with 258,703 residents, and with a population of 1.13 million, the metropolitan area is the 50th largest in the United States.

Residents of Buffalo are called Buffalonians. The city’s nicknames include “The Queen City”, “The Nickel City”, and “The City of Good Neighbors”.

Around Buffalo
images-4You can learn more about what the Buffalo Niagara region has to offer, including fun things to do, at VisitBuffaloNiagara.com. If you’ve got a Smartphone or tablet, be sure imgresto download AroundMe (an app designed to share
what’s physically around you whether it’s a restaurant, gas station, entertainment venue, or public transportation).