Marriott Marquis Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
10 - 15 February 2018
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Welcome to Houston

Enron Tower and Skybridge downtown Houston, Texas

SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 is being held at:

Marriott Marquis Houston 
1777 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77010

As the newest addition to the scenic Houston skyline, Marriott Marquis Houston captures the bold spirit of Texas while embracing the best of Southern hospitality, all with stunning views of Downtown Houston. Enjoy quick access to George R. Brown Convention Center via our sky bridge as well access to nearby attractions including Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center and BBVA Compass Stadium. 

The hotel also features a Texas-shaped lazy river, a heated infinity pool, and the signature High Dive bar - all on the rooftop overlooking Discovery Green Park. The hotel offers a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, two-story Biggio's Sports Bar, Walker Street Kitchen, Xochi by Chef Hugo Ortega, Cueva wine bar and Texas T cafe.


Visiting Texas 

Texas is a large state located in the southern U.S. with deserts, pine forest and the Rio Grande, a river that forms its border with Mexico. The population is 26.9 million (2014) and is home to over 45 colleges and universities. Austin, the capital of the state, is known for its eclectic music scene and LBJ Presidential Library. 

Houston is Texas' largest city
, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants.

Houston is also known for its medical research opportunities. This area offers one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research and continues to be a hub for medical advancement and care thanks to the proximity of the Texas Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Rice University and the Univeristy of Houston; top level research in one location and an opportunity to network with like-minded leaders gathering in one city.


Airport Information

George Bush Intercontinental Airport - (IAH) is located approximately 20 miles SW of the hotel. 

William P Hobby Airport - (HOU) is located approximately 9 miles NW of the hotel. 

Ellington Field - (EFD) is located approximately 17.5 miles NW of the hotel. 

Ground Transportation

From the Airport to Downtown

SuperShuttle - Book Online or call 1-800-BLUE VAN. Group discount code: 4LTK6, valid Feb 3-21, 2018. 

Getting around in Houston

Taxis - $6 flat fare anywhere in Downtown

METRO Rail and METRO Buses - $3 all day pass


Visa Information 

If you need a travel visa, begin the visa application process now. Strict security requirements may cause delays in visa processing. It is strongly encouraged travelers to apply for their visas as early as possible (at least 3 to 4 months before the visa is needed). 

Individuals requiring letters of invitation to obtain travel visas to present their papers may access information and the form on the Visa Information and Invitation Requests page.

Transportation from the Airport


Car Rental

Hertz Logo Book Hertz Online
  • In the United States call 1-800-654-2240
  • In Canada call 1-800-263-0600, or 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto
  • In Europe and Asia call a Hertz Reservation Center or travel agent
  • Outside of these areas call 1-405-749-4434

Hertz Car Rental is the official car rental agency for this event. To reserve a car, identify yourself as a Medical Imaging Conference attendee using the Hertz Meeting Code CV# 029B0023. Note: When booking from International Hertz locations, the CV # must be entered with the letters CV before the number, i.e. CV029B0023.

Parking
Medical Imaging attendees receive 50% off self-parking at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld @ $9 overnight. Local guests who are attending the conference but only require daytime parking are entitled to the 50% off rate of $9 for self-parking as well. Self-parking passes for Local guests not staying at the Renaissance can pick up their pass at Registration on arrival. Valet parking is not discounted. Rate for valet parking is $24 overnight (subject to change).

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Important Dates

Abstract Submission
7 August 2017

Author Notification
9 October 2017

Manuscripts Due
17 January 2018

Midnight - All time zones


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