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27th Annual Conference – Location

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Houston, Texas, USA

Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 - A Day For Teachers

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - A Day For Medics


Location


 

The 27th Annual Conference will take place in Houston, Texas, USA. Houston is the largest city in Southern United States, and the most populous city in Texas. The city is the fourth largest in the United States and is a popular international destination with over 10 million international travelers annually. Houston is located 165 miles (266 km) east of Austin, 197 miles (317 km) San Antonio, and 250 miles (400 km) south of Dallas. Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. 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 has more than 500 cultural, visual and performing arts organizations, 90 of which are devoted to multicultural and minority arts and is one of five U.S. cities that offer year-round resident companies in all major performing arts. It also hosts 19 cultural institutions, which have more than 8.7 million visitors annually.The leafy Museum District is the city's cultural center; Upper Kirby and River Oaks have upscale shopping and dining; Montrose contains cute bungalows, quirky shops and eateries; Midtown has up-and-coming condos and some good restaurants; Washington Ave is nightlife central and the Heights has historic homes and boutiques. Don't forget that a couple of the town's main attractions – NASA's Space Center Houston in Clear Lake and Galveston Island – are outside the city limits, requiring a 45-minute drive down I-45.

 

Venue and Accommodation

Opening and Closing plenary sessions, lecture presentations, and movement sessions will take place at the JW Marriott Houston, 2nd Floor, 5150 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056.

The JW Marriott is offering special discount rates to conference attendees. Book your reservation early - these IADMS discount rates end September 19, 2017.

 

Climate and Clothing

Weather in Houston, TX in October tends to be in 70 degrees fahrenheit (21 degrees celsius). Temperatures can go as high as 80 degrees F and as low as 59 degrees F.

 

Time Zones

The time zone during the meeting in Houston, TX is UTC -5 hours.

 

Electrical Power

The electric power is 120 Volt, 60 Hertz. Electrical sockets (outlets) in the United States of America are the "Type B" North American NEMA 5-15 standard. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in.

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