Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications
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All technical sessions, registration, breakfast, and lunch take place at Lehigh University. Please note that the conference will begin at 8:15am on Wednesday (with breakfast starting at 7:30am) and will end at 4:45pm on Friday.


You'll find a variety of accommodation options in Bethlehem.

Hotels Combined provides an accommodation price comparison search engine. For further information on their conference rebate program and to claim your rebate directly please visit:


Comfort Suites

120 W. Third Street, Bethlehem PA 18015
Phone: 610-882-9700

This business hotel is within walking distance from the conference venue. It is the primary hotel for the conference. Please call by July 19, 2016 to make your reservation and be sure to mention "MOPTA Conference" to receive the discounted rate of $99 per night.

Sands Casino Hotel

901 Daly Avenue, Bethlehem PA 18015
Phone: 877-726-3777

Located only a few minutes away by car.

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

427 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 800-607-2384; 610-625-5000

Located in the historic downtown of Bethlehem. The conference site is 5 minutes by car.

Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem PA 18015
Phone: 610-882-2100

A Bed & Breakfast with 19 antique filled rooms, located a 5 minute walk from Lehigh’s lower campus.

Bethlehem Inn

476 North New St., Bethlehem PA 18018
Phone: 610-867-4985

A Bed & Breakfast within the historic area of Bethlehem, located within a five minute drive from the conference site.

Morningstar Inn

72 East Market St., Bethlehem PA 18018
Phone: 610-867-2300

This urban mansion in the heart of downtown Bethlehem’s historic district has five guest rooms. It is five minutes by car from the conference site.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem Airport - Allentown Area

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem PA 18017
Phone: 610-882-2255

Located near Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), it is a five/ten minute drive from the conference site.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Lane, Bethlehem PA 18015
Phone: 610-838-6110

Located along I-78, it is a ten minute drive from the conference site. (Please mention "Lehigh University" when making your reservation.)

Hampton Inn Bethlehem

200 Gateway Dr, Bethlehem PA 18017
Phone: 610-868-2442

Located along Route 22, it is a fifteen minute drive from the conference site.

Traveling to Bethlehem

Nearby airports

By bus

Bethlehem is serviced by Trans-Bridge Lines. There is a direct bus connection from New York City (Port Authority Bus Station), Newark Liberty Airport, and JFK airport. The South Bethlehem bus terminal is steps away from the conference site.

By car

  • From Route 22: Take Route 378 exit in Bethlehem. Route 378 heads only south; continue for 3.6 miles and when you cross the bridge over the Lehigh River, stay in the left-turn lane, marked “Third Street.” Bear left at the traffic light for Third Street at the south end of the bridge; continue one block to the traffic light at Brodhead Avenue, and turn right.
  • From Route I-78 East or West: Take the Hellertown/Bethlehem exit 67.
  • From Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey: Take the Northeast Extension (Route 476) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike north.

Buses in Bethlehem

Public transportation in Bethlehem is run by Lanta. The buses connecting North Bethlehem (where many hotels are located) and the Lehigh University campus in South Bethlehem are line B, line F, and line G.

Further information can be found at Lehigh University’s Maps and Directions web page.

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