Marriott Marquis Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
15 - 20 February 2020
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Enron Tower and Skybridge downtown Houston, Texas

Welcome to SPIE Medical Imaging 2020.

Marriott Marquis Houston 
1777 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77010

Hotel Booking information can be found here.
Book by 13 January and get rewaded.

As one of the newest additions 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. Experience the pools and signature High Dive Bar from the rooftop overlooking Discovery Green Park. 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
  • the signature High Dive bar
  • a full-service spa
  • a 24-hour fitness center
  • Biggio's Sports Bar
  • Walker Street Kitchen
  • Xochi by Chef Hugo Ortega
  • Cueva Wine Bar
  • 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. 

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 University 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. 

Book with Alaska Airlines to receive a conference attended discount. SPIE MI20 Alaska Group Discount.

Book your United Airlines flight on this group discount page, and enter code ZHYZ707882. MileagePlus members will earn Premier Qualifying Dollars and miles for their travel.

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

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  • 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 selected as 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# 029B0025. Discount rates apply for rentals up to one week prior through one week after the conference dates. Note: When booking from International Hertz locations, the CV # must be quoted with the letters CV before the number, i.e. CV029B0025. 

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Author Notification
14 October 2019

Manuscript Due Date
22 January 2020

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