Travel

Travel

Before registering or booking travel, please review our COVID-19 Health and Safety policies available at sciencewriters2022.org/COVID19. We encourage all attendees to take advantage of carrier policies that allow for cancellations and changes should illness, exposure, or other concerns prevent your travel.

Venue

Most sessions will be held at the Renasant Convention Center.

Accommodations

The main conference hotel will be the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel just across the street from the Renasant Convention Center and connected by an enclosed skybridge.

Our conference hotel is covered by Marriott International's Commitment to Clean program

The deadline for booking at the conference rate at the Sheraton was Sept. 20.

Reservations phone number: 888-236-2427
Location: 250 N. Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty.

Our backup hotel is the Moxy Memphis Downtown, four blocks south of the Convention Center. (A short walk or $1 trolley ride.)

Book the Moxy by October 5 to receive the discounted conference rate.

Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty.

 

Traveling to Memphis

By air

The recently expanded Memphis International Airport is located 7 miles southeast of downtown Memphis. Clinton National Airport, Little Rock, Ark., is a 2-hour drive from downtown Memphis. Nashville International Airport is about a 3.5-hour drive.

Car rentals, taxis, and ride-app services (Lyft & Uber) are all available at Memphis International Airport to get from the airport to your final destination in Memphis.

We encourage all attendees to take advantage of carrier policies that allow for cancellations and changes should illness, exposure, or other concerns prevent your travel.

By rail

The Amtrak City of New Orleans stops at Memphis Central Station as it travels between Chicago and New Orleans. The station is an easy, 2.3-mile trolley, cab or Uber/Lyft ride to the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel.

By bus

Greyhound Lines and Megabus operate out of the MATA Airways Transit Center, about 10 miles south of downtown Memphis. Cabs and rideshare companies are available from the transit center to the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel.

 

Getting around Memphis

Visit MATAtransit.com for trolley and bus routes, fares, and schedules. Memphis has three trolley lines serving downtown, the riverfront and medical district. The fare is $1, exact change required.

Additional ground transport options:
Rideshare: Uber, Lyft
E-scooters (Note: There is a 10 pm-5 am weekend curfew for electric scooters.)
Explore Bike Share
Zipcar

Vist our welcome page for suggestions of things to do and places to eat during your visit.