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Home : Events : Biennial Convention : 42_2013_Travel
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
42nd Biennial Convention
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA   16 - 20 November 2013

 

Travel Information 

 

Air Travel to the Hotels of Marriott Place Indianapolis Indy airport.jpg
The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is located just 20 minutes west of downtown, where the hotels of Marriott Place Indianapolis are located. The airport is serviced by eight airlines, including direct and nonstop service to and from many destinations.
 
Need a ride once you land?
 
The Indianapolis International Airport’s Ground Transportation Center (GTC) is located on Level 1 of the airport parking garage. The GTC is a one-stop shop for rental cars, taxi service, limousine service, and public transportation via IndyGo.
 
PLEASE NOTE that the hotels of Marriott Place Indianapolis do not offer a shuttle service from the airport.
 
Driving Directions to the Hotels of Marriott Place Indianapolis
Indianapolis is easily accessible by car. More than half of the nation’s population lives within a day’s drive of Indianapolis. Interstates 65, 69, 70 and 74 meet at this “Crossroads of America.”
 
From Indianapolis International Airport
  1. Head northwest on Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial
    Drive – 1.9 miles
  2. Slight left on the ramp to I-70 East – .1 mile
  3. Keep left at the fork to continue to I-70 East – .5 mile
  4. Keep right at the fork to continue to I-70 East –
    1.5 miles
  5. Keep left at the fork and follow signs for I-70 East/I-465 North/I-74 West/Indianapolis and merge onto I-70 East –
    8.3 miles
  6. Take exit 79B to merge onto South Illinois Street –
    1.2 miles
  7. Turn left at West Washington Street – .4 mile
  8. Turn left at South West Street – 62 feet
From West
  1. I-70 East toward Indianapolis
  2. Take exit 79B to merge onto South Illinois Street –
    1.2 miles
  3. Turn left at West Washington Street – .4 mile
  4. Turn left at South West Street – 62 feet
From Northwest
  1. I-65 South toward Indianapolis
  2. Take exit 114 toward Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street/to West Street – .4 mile
  3. Merge onto West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street – .5 mile
  4. West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street turns slightly left and becomes North West Street .6 mile
From Northeast
  1. I-69 South toward Indianapolis
  2. Take exit 0 to merge onto I-465 South/IN-37 South –
    7.6 miles
  3. Take exit 44 for I-70 West towards Indianapolis – .2 mile
  4. Continue on ramp and merge onto I-70 – 6.1 miles
  5. Take exit 83A for Ohio Street – 1.5 miles
  6. Slight right at East Ohio Street – 1.1 miles
  7. Turn left at North West Street .2 mile
From South
  1. I-65 North
  2. Take the exit on the left onto I-70 West toward St.
    Louis – 1.1 miles
  3. Take exit 79A toward West Street – .3 mile
  4. Keep right at fork, follow signs for IU Medical Center/IUPUI/Convention Center and merge onto South Missouri Street – .8 mile
  5. Take the first left onto South Missouri Street – .1 mile
  6. Turn left at West Washington Street .1 mile
  7. Take the first left onto South West Street – 62 feet
From East
  1. I-70 West
  2. Take exit 83A for Ohio Street – 1.5 miles
  3. Slight right at East Ohio Street – 1.1 miles
  4. Turn left at North West Street .2 mile

 

Travel Information for International Attendees

Cell Phones: Contact your service provider to learn if there are compatible companies in the United States that can provide cell phone service. Contact your service provider or travel agent for more information.
 
Currency: The national currency is the United States Dollar. Learn more about currency conversions.

Customs: All persons entering the United States must fill out a declaration for U.S. Customs.
 
Electricity: Standard voltage is 120 volts AC. The hotel does not provide adapters. Bringing your own adapter is recommended.
 
Entry Requirements: For information regarding visas and entry requirements, please contact the nearest United States Embassy, High Commission or consulate in your region. For additional information, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website. Travelers from outside the United States may or may not need a visa. See which countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program. Please note that persons traveling under the Visa Waiver Program must have machine readable passports.

Foreign Consulates: Please check the Internet to view a complete listing of consulates in the United States.
 
International Dialing: To make an international call from the United States, dial the access code 011, then your country code and phone number. The hotel operator can assist you. If you’re calling a number in the United States or Canada, direct dialing is: 1, the area code, and the phone number.
 
Time Zones: Indiana is in the Eastern Time Zone (-4 hours Greenwich Mean Time).
 
Tipping: Visitors should be advised that the standard tip in most restaurants is 15% to 20%.
 
Tips for Traveling Abroad: Visit your local government websites for information and recommendations on traveling to the United States. It is recommended that when traveling outside of your home country you register with your embassy or consulate by notifying them of your travel dates and destination.
 
Visa Letter Requests: If you need a letter confirming your event registration to help facilitate your efforts in obtaining a visa, we can provide a confirmation letter once you have registered for the convention, and the payment has been processed.
  • Once you meet these two requirements, please email convention@stti.org with your full name and registration confirmation ID number.
  • If you have been accepted as a presenter, please include your abstract ID in your request.
  • Once your information is verified, the confirmation letter for your visa application will be e-mailed to you.

Your request will be processed within 10 business days. Requests for confirmation letters must be submitted by 16 October 2013. Requests for mailed letters will be reviewed and additional fees will apply. The confirmation letter does not guarantee that you will receive a visa. Confirmation letters will state only the event title, dates, location, payment confirmation of registration fees, and that you are a presenter if applicable. If you are denied a visa, we will provide you a full refund so long as we are notified BEFORE 30 October 2013. Attendees are advised to apply for a visa as early as possible. 

Weather: In the month of November the average high in Indianapolis is 52°F and the average low is 35°F. See weather information.
 
Weights and Measures: The customary system of units of measurement (also called the English, Imperial or American) is the most commonly used system of measurement in the United States. See conversions.
 
Discover Indianapolis
Indianapolis is a city rich in arts and culture, history and heritage, time-honored traditions, and endless possibilities. Explore a variety of museums, performing arts venues, ethnic eateries and defined cultural districts near the hotels of Marriott Place Indianapolis. Learn more.
 
PLEASE NOTE: STTI provides the above information for the use of its events registrants and has been provided by various government and industry sources. STTI is not responsible for the accuracy of any such information provided on this page or any information contained in the website links and does not officially endorse any business, venue, or program offered or displayed in any of the above website links.

 

 

 

Contact Us
For more information, please contact convention@stti.org or call 888.634.7575 (U.S./Canada toll free) or +1.317.634.8171 (International).

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