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IHMC Congress 2016 Host Hotel

Hilton-Americas Houston

Special Conference Rate: $199.00/night | Deadline to book is October 18, 2016
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The Hilton Americas Hotel

1600 Lamar St., | Houston, Texas | Main: 1 (713) 739-8000

Housing Deadline:  October 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time

The AAA four-diamond Hilton Americas Hotel will be the host hotel for IHMC Congress 2016.  Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, the city’s largest hotel, offers guests the unbeatable combination of the best location in the city of Houston plus quick and easy access to many restaurants and venues.  At this 24-story, state-of-the-art hotel you’ll find all the luxuries of home, yet all the amenities you need whether traveling for business or pleasure.  

IHMC Congress 2016 Hotel Policy: All hotel reservations will include a first night non-refundable deposit, equal to the room rate at the conference hotel. Upon check-in, this deposit will go toward your hotel stay.


Air and Ground Information

There are two local airports that serve Houston, George Bush Houston Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

IAH is 25 miles from the Hilton. Approximate drive time is 30 minutes. Approximate cab fare from IAH: $45

Driving Directions
Exit Bush Airport and follow the directional signs to the 1-45/Beltway 8 Exit. Proceed onto Beltway 8 West, then exit onto I-45 South. Follow I-45 South to downtown. Exit McKinney St. and follow McKinney St. to La Branch. Turn right on La Branch. Go down 2 blocks to Dallas and turn left on Dallas. Go down 2 blocks and the hotel will be on the right.

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

Hobby is 12 miles from the Hilton. Approximate drive time is 20 minutes. Approximate cab fare from Hobby: $25

Driving Directions
Exit Hobby Airport and follow the directional signs to I-45 North. Take 45 North to the downtown destinations/Scott Street split. Follow the split to the Pease Street exit and continue down to Austin St. Turn right on Austin and continue to Dallas St. Turn right onto Dallas St. and go down 3 blocks and the hotel will be on the right.

For detailed information about getting around Houston visit:

Houston Visitors Site

Important Information for International Attendees

Please determine whether you will require a visa to enter the United States.
Because travel requirements may change, the IHMC Congress recommends that attendees
contact their local embassy to ensure they have proper documentation.

Please allow enough time to process your visa. 
Please visit the Visa information source  for more information on the visa application process.

Visa Waiver Program 
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of 38 participating countries to travel to the US for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.  

Changes to VWP Program
Beginning January 21, 2016, nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of or who have traveled on or after March 1, 2011 to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. These individuals will still be able to apply for a visa using the regular immigration process. Learn more about this new change and to determine if you are affected.

US Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Approval 
It is mandatory for all Visa Waiver Program travelers to be approved for ESTA. Learn more about ESTA, an online application system for all travelers from Visa Waiver Countries only. VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA should expect to be denied boarding on any air carrier bound for the United States.

Letter of Invitation
The conference organizers are pleased to send a letter of invitation for participation in IHMC Congress 2016.  Please note, this letter is not a commitment to provide any financial support, nor is it a guarantee of the acceptance of an abstract, nor a guarantee that you will be granted a visa. 

Letters of invitation are sent only to those individuals who are registered to attend the conference and whose payments have been verified. To request an invitation letter, please register for the conference and check the letter of invitation request box to have a letter sent to you.  We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can the conference organizers contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.  It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the US.