Travel & Accommodations

Welcome to the IFFTI Conference hosted by Kent State University in Kent and Cleveland Ohio!

The following is an overall plan of hotel and travel accommodations for the IFFTI 2020 conference. The core of the conference will be on the Kent State University campus in Kent, Ohio with the last night in Cleveland, Ohio.

We recommend that conference attendees fly into/out of Cleveland airport and book your last night’s stay at one of the recommended hotels in Cleveland (please see below).


Click the interactive map above for directions.


Airport info

Cleveland (CLE) Recommended for International Flights

• 50 minutes from Kent

Akron-Canton (CAK)

• 30 minutes from Kent


Hotel Info for Kent

Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center

• Main Conference Hotel

• Closest to campus; within walking distance

Holiday Inn Express: Accessed by a 10 minute car ride- van service provided by Kent State University daily.

Thursday March 26

Closing Ceremony, Dinner and Drinks reception in Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in the city of Cleveland Ohio

At 15:30 a coach bus will pick up all IFFTI conference participants from The Fashion School’s parking lot (Rockwell Hall) and travel to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We recommend that you bring your luggage since we will be staying in Cleveland the night of the 26th. We will be not be offering return transportation to Kent.

Recommended Hotels in Cleveland Ohio (within walking distance from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) for the nights of March 26-27:


Ground Transportation

To get to Kent from Akron or Cleveland: You will need to arrange for your own transportation either taxi, Uber, car service, or rent a car

To get from Kent to Cleveland: Kent State will transport all IFFTI participants on Thursday to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland

To get from Kent to Akron: You will need to arrange for your own transportation

While in Kent: All restaurants, eateries and bars are walking distance from campus and the Kent State University Hotel. For those staying at Holiday Inn, a shuttle will be provided in the morning and evening by Kent State University. All other transportation will need to be arranged by Uber.