Pace University

One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038

Getting Around

Find ground transportation options to/from the airport, local transportation to get around town and learn about the walkability of campus.


On campus dorm rooms or off-site hotel rooms are available.

For Families

For guests traveling with families, we’ve compiled a list of things to do near to Pace. If networking with other families is a priority, email

Food and Beverages

AESS 2020 registration will include breakfast and coffee plus evening receptions (for registered days). Guests will have the option to add other meals to their registration or eat elsewhere.

Sustainability at AESS

AESS strives to meet benchmark standards for sustainability at our events. However, we are often limited by the capabilities of our site hosts and financial constraints. We welcome feedback and suggestions on our events and hope you appreciate efforts that go into making our event as sustainable as possible. We look forward to improving our environmental footprint year-to-year.

Conference Contacts

Carolyn Anthon
AESS Managing Director
for questions related to sponsorship, exhibiting, registration or AESS membership

Samantha Miller
Pace University Site Coordinator
for questions related to venue, lodging, and local transportation

Valerie Rountree
AESS Conference Chair
for questions related to proposals and sessions

Subscribe to AESS Conference emails.

Your email is added to our internal database and is not shared with anyone. You may unsubscribe at any time.


Lodging and Travel Details

Campus Housing -182 BROADWAY


Available through the online registration process. Rooms must be reserved by May 1, 2020.

Room Rates

  • Single occupancy $95.00 per night per person
  • Double occupancy $77.00 per night per person**
  • Triple/Quad occupancy $65.00 per night per person**
  • Linen rental required per bed reserved.

Room Amenities

  • An ethernet connection (no cord provided) and wireless internet access throughout the building. 
  • Linens including sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, 1 towel, 1 hand towel, 1 washcloth, 1 bath mat), toilet paper
  • Furniture including a bed, desk, dresser, wardrobe, and desk chair.
  • An en suite bathroom
  • You will also have access to the 4th Floor common area including a student lounge, study area, meeting/screening room, kitchen, laundry facilities (free), and fitness center.

Pace University Guest Policy

  • The occupancy is for registered guests only. No unregistered guests may stay in the dorms. Access to the dorm is granted by security only to those who have paid for a room and hold a key.* This policy is strictly enforced.
  • No under under the age of 18 is permitted to stay in the dorms.


*Couples, partners, spouses, friends (over 18) traveling together may room together, but each person must reserve a bed and get a key.

**Roommate assignments must be indicated during registration. If you wish to room in a double/triple/quad and do not have a roommate, please email

Hotel Room Block

AESS has reserved a block of rooms at the Aloft Marriott in Manhattan located at 49-53 Ann Street NY, NY 10038.


  • $260/ King per night
  • $280/ Queen per night
  • plus applicable state and local taxes, currently 14.755% and $3.50 per night occupancy tax.

Reservations are the responsibility of individuals. All reservations must be accompanied by a deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card individually. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods. Reservations must be received by May 5, 2020.

Book your group rate for Environmental Studies & Sciences Annual Conference

You must reference “2020 Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference” at time of booking.

Local Transportation Availability

More information coming soon!

Walkability of Conference

More information coming soon!

Local Airports

More information coming soon!

More information coming soon!

  • Lunch will be available for purchase Weds-Fri, with alternate dining options on- and off-campus.
  • Breakfast will be served on Thursday and Friday.
  • Coffee and tea breaks will occur in the morning Thursday-Friday.
  • Wednesday Opening Reception included with full registration.
  • Friday Awards Reception included with full registration or Friday individual day registration.

Parking on Campus

More information coming soon!

Options for Visitor Parking:

More information coming soon!

Popular Attractions

More information coming soon!

Outdoor Activities

More information coming soon!


More information coming soon!

Directions to Pace University:

More information coming soon!

Green Initiatives at Pace

Since its inception, GreenPace has put forth multiple efforts to make the Pleasantville, New York City and White Plains campuses more sustainable. These achievements would not have been possible without the support and dedication from administrators, staff, faculty, students, and alumni.

Included below are Pace’s green policies, sustainable measures that have been implemented, and plans for future initiatives.

  • During the summer of 2017, Pace University NYC campus renovations yielded a recycling of over 8,100 lbs. of flooring material at the Tandus Centiva Environmental Center, diverting it from landfills and incinerators.
  • In the summer of 2015, an EarthTub composter was purchased for the Pleasantville campus to process pre-consumer organic matter.  The EarthTub has a capacity to compost up to 100 lbs of biodegradable material each day.
  • Pace Unplugged Challenge had seven residence halls competing in April 2015 to reduce the most energy over a four week period, mostly by combatting Energy Vampires.
  • As a member of the 2030 Challenge Partners, Pace University’s goal is “30 in 10:” reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% in ten years, starting in 2008 with our commitment to then Mayor Michael Bloomberg as part of PlaNYC. The University is working to achieve this goal on all of its campuses with the help of Pace Energy Manager Bill Batina.
  • Pace’s Pleasantville Master Plan is under way. A new environmental complex features a green classroom that includes solar thermal hot water array and geothermal heat. Two new residence halls and the Environmental Classroom have been registered with the USGBC at LEED online.
  • Solar panels on the Law School Campus and are now powering 20% of the electricity needs of E-House.
  • Pace does not water its grounds, with the exception of athletic fields which are only watered during season and by automatic timers.
  • More and more hydration stations are being installed. A growing number of people can be seen carrying reusable water bottles.
  • Pace University has aVehicle Idling Policy which applies to the operation of all university-owned vehicles, Pace University employees, students, external contractors, vendors, and others who deliver supplies or convey passengers to and from campus facilities.   No vehicles shall idle on University grounds more than three (3) minutes, except as noted under “Exceptions” in the policy.  The policy also contains facts, rationale, and helpful resources.
  • Buses are fueled from Pace’s own tanks which contain 10% biodiesel.
  • Citrus based cleaner and degreaser is used in the shop, along with reusable rags instead of paper towels.

AESS has committed to the following Green Initiatives

  • Providing only vegetarian meals, with an emphasis on local sourcing.
  • Reducing waste through:
    • Use of digital program
    • Eliminating use of single-serve, pre-packaged food items
    • Collaborating with host site sustainability office
  • Reducing food waste by collaborating with catering.
  • Reducing plastic waste by:
    • Asking all participants to bring their own reusable water bottles.
    • Not offering plastic bottles.
    • Requesting that caterers reduce plastic packaging, when possible.
    • Collecting and reusing plastic badge holders from previous AESS conferences.
  • Encouraging environmental education through:
    • Including a sustainability tour in our field trip options.