Annual Meeting Hotel Accommodations

The main conference hotel is sold out. We invite conference attendees to stay at the hotel’s sister property,  the Hotel Lafayette.lafayette

Hotel Lafayette (Sister hotel to the Lofts on Pearl)
Distance from Lofts on Pearl: 0.4 mi, 7 minute walk
Phone: 716-853-1505
Rate: $144.00 + tax/night. To book, call 1-716-853-1505

Sister hotel to the Lofts on Pearl, the Hotel Lafayette was originally built in 1904 for the Pan-American Exposition by the first female architect in the United States. Hotel Lafayette offers complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center for guests. There are three restaurants available on site.

Alternative lodging options can be found on our Accommodations page. We look forward to seeing you next month!


Five days left to book your room at the discounted rate!

There are only five days left to book your room at the discounted rate at the UNYOC 2015 conference site, Lofts on Pearl! Remember, to receive the discounted rate you must call the Lofts directly at (716)856-0098.  Here’s the conference hotel website:


Lofts on Pearl Living Room from Dream Travel Magazine

Save yourself even more money and bunk with a roomie!  The two-bedroom suites are very similar to two-bedroom apartments in that each bedroom is separate from the rest of the hotel room.  There’s even a fire place and pull out sofa-sleeper in the living room! See details on the Accommodations page.

We look forward to seeing you in Buffalo for the conference next month!


Looking to share a suite at this year’s conference?

Now, sharing a room is better than ever with this year’s unique apartment-style accommodations. The Lofts on Pearl offer two bedroom units which include 2 private bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a furnished living room. Looking for a suite-mate? Connect on out our Facebook page!

The conference hotel, the Lofts on Pearl offer  1 and 2-bedroom apartment-style suites have dark wooden floors, leather furnishings, exposed redbrick walls and gas fireplaces.  See photos of the suites. Room with a colleague and still have your own private space! 

To book, visit our Accommodations page.



Registration Open – 2015 UNYOC Annual Conference

Join the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC) of the Medical Library Association for our 51st annual conference to be held in Buffalo, NY.

When: October 21-23, 2015
Where: Lofts on Pearl in the Buffalo Brewery District in Buffalo, NY (accommodations information)

This year’s theme is “Making Change in the Nickel City” and the conference program includes nationally recognized speakers and enlightening topics to inspire all attendees.

What’s on tap?
Conference Speakers

  • R. David Lankes, PhD presents “From Bringer of Doom to Bringer of Hope”
  • Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS presents “JUMP! You’ve Got a Parachute”
  • Melissa Rethlefsen, MLS, AHIP presents “Changing Roles, Changing Perceptions: Using Research to Explore and Promote Value”
  • Heather Holmes, MSLIS, AHIP presents “Save Some Nickels: Using Lean Six Sigma to Make Change”

Continuing Education

  • Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe presents “Engaging Assessment to Show Value and Make Decisions: Making the Case for Your Library”

Looks great! But REALLY, what’s on tap??pearlstreettap2

The conference banquet will be held at the Pearl Street Brewery. Check out the latest beer selection.

Register by 9/25 to receive the early registration rate ($25 off!)