Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is located within Norfolk itself, 9 miles/15 km from Old Dominion University. Taxi transportation is easily available. Groups can book shuttles with James River Transportation for a $30 fixed rate. James River Transportation offers accessible shuttles.
ORF is an international airport, but is not an air transportation hub, and most attendees will have to use connections through Newark, Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, or so on. Those wishing to vacation before or after the conference, perhaps particularly those traveling internationally, can take advantage of cheap one-way flights to destinations all along the East Coast through Southwest, or Amtrak trains which regularly travel between Norfolk and Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. (Note though that US trains are slow and irregular so they are an option for those vacationing, but not necessarily a good utilitarian choice for simply getting to Norfolk.)
The SpringHill Suites ODU, is affordable and across the street from campus, but unfortunately only has 114 suites. We will reserve a large block of rooms at a negotiated conference rate, and will provided additional accommodations in the form of on-campus dorm rooms. There are many additional hotel options downtown, but they may not be desirable for all attendees, since they will require a rental car or taxi for travel to the conference venue.
Further information about accommodations will be provided here as details are worked out.