Directions to Montclair State University and its campus maps can be found here: Montclair State University Maps


If you drive, park in the Red Hawk Parking deck and walk to University Hall (see image below). 

For DISCOUNTED Parking Pass for the RED HAWK DECK ONLY – please visit our PARKING AND HOUSING ORDER FORM.  Remember to order ONE PASS for EACH DAY you will be attending.

MAY 24th, 2019 IS THE LAST DAY


Newark Airport

Visitors can fly into Newark Airport (EWR) located in Newark, NJ (approximately 17.7  miles southwest of Montclair State University). This airport has it’s own advantages and challenges which may affect your decision. The Newark airport is massive and is located in a highly congested area, however transportation to the conference is very convenient.

AirTrain Service

Click here for more information

Ground Transportation


Because we are within the 100% cancellation penalty, payment is required when submitting a request for housing for ELDc. If we are unable to confirm your request, your credit card will be refunded according to Eventbrite’s policies regarding time to show up on your bill.

The most convenient place to stay is on-campus.  Even if you are a driving distance away, why not spend more time at the event and be here bright and early for the last day’s events.  But availability is VERY limited.

Room will be cleaned before and after your stay, however there is no housekeeping service during your stay. Standard linen service is provided, including 1 pillow, 1 pillowcase, 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet and 1 bed pad, 1 blanket, and 1 face towel, 1 hand towel, and 1 full body towel.

Single Bedroom with Private Bath

This standard room allows for privacy by providing a bedroom with a private bathroom for one person. Each room will have standard furniture including a bed, desk, dresser, and closet. Linens and a parking pass are included. The bedroom and bathroom will not be shared

Although we would MUCH PREFER you stay on site with us, below please find a list of hotels that are in close proximity to the conference location. The list below is provided as a convenience.  There is no association between the hotels listed, the ELD organization, and Montclair State University.

Holiday Inn Totowa (Wayne)
 ** Recommended (Ask about possible special MSU rate)
Address: 1 U.S. 46 W, Totowa, New Jersey 07512
Phone Number: 973-785-9000
7 minutes away

Crowne Plaza Fairfield
Address: 690 Route 46 E, Fairfield, NJ, 07004 United States,
Phone Number: 973-227-9200
11 minutes away

Ramada Wayne Fairfield Area
Address: ‪334 Route 46, East Service Road, Wayne, NJ, 07470 United States,
Phone Number: 973-256-7000
9 minutes away

Comfort Inn Fairfield
‪Address: 286 Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ, 07004 United States,
Phone Number: 973-227-4333
9 minutes away

Best Western Plus Fairfield Executive Inn
‪Address: 216 Route 46 E no. 234, Fairfield, NJ, 07004 United States,
Phone Number: 973-575-7700
13 minutes away

Crowne Plaza Saddle Brook
Address: ‪50 Kenny Pl, Saddle Brook, NJ, 07663 United States,
Phone Number: 201-880-8250
14 minutes away

LaQuinta Inn & Suites (Clifton/Rutherford)
Address:  265 New Jersey 3, East Clifton, NJ 07014
Phone Number: 973-778-6500
10 minutes away

Saddle Brook Marriott
Address: 138 New Pehle Avenue, Saddle Brook, NJ, 07663 United States,
Phone Number: 201-843-9500
6 minutes away

Homewood Suites East Rutherford
Address: 125 Route 17 South, East Rutherford, NJ, 07073 United States,
Phone Number: 201-460-9030
8 minutes away

Courtyard by Marriott Lyndhurst Meadowlands
Address: ‪1 Polito Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ, 07071 United States
Phone Number: 201-896-6666
15 minutes away

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Meadowlands Area
‪Address: 100 Paterson Plank Road, Carlstadt, NJ, 07072 United States
Phone Number: 201-460-9292
9 minutes away

Fairfield Inn by Marriott East Rutherford Meadowlands, East Rutherford
‪Address: 850 Paterson Plank Road, East Rutherford, NJ, 07073 United States
Phone Number: 201-507-5222
14 minutes away

Courtyard by Marriott West Orange
‪Address: 8 Rooney Cir, West Orange, NJ, 07052 United States,
Phone Number: 973-669-4725
16 minutes away

Your conference registration includes a continental breakfast both days, boxed lunch on Thursday, and a buffet lunch on Friday.  Options for dinner include:

Brick Lane Curry
540 Valley Road Upper
Montclair, NJ   

608 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 

275 Bellevue Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ 

Falafel Hut
213 Bellevue Ave
Montclair, NJ 

Jackie’s Grillette
614 Valley Road
Upper Montclair, NJ

Marcel Bakery
631 1/2 Valley Road
Upper Montclair, NJ 

SLA Thai
38 Upper Montclair Plz,
Montclair, NJ

215 Belluevue Avenue
Montclair, NJ

594 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ

Turtle + The Wolf
622 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ

The conference will be hosted at Montclair State University (MSU) in New Jersey – conveniently located close to New York City via public transportation.

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