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Travel and Lodging

The 2013 American Society of Mammalogists Conference will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA.

A block of rooms has been reserved for meeting participants at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at a rate of $169.00 plus applicable fees and taxes. Rates are the same whether there is 1 person in the room or up to 4 people in the room. Room block rates will be offered 3 days prior and 3 days following the dates of the conference.

Make your hotel reservations online or contact the hotel directly at 405-228-8000 or 800-468-3571. If you phone in your reservation, be sure to mention the group rate for the American Society of Mammalogists to receive the group rate!

Hotel reservations must be made and secured by May 7, 2014. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space-available basis at the group room rate.

For information about the hotel, please follow this link

Roommate finder: Looking for a roommate during the conference? If you need a roommate for the conference, please fill out the form and follow the directions you receive in the confirmation email once you register for the conference.

Check-In Time: 4:00 pm
Check-Out Time: 12:00 noon

Please note: All reservation requests will require a credit card or a deposit for one room night. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than seventy-two hours prior to arrival. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to 7 days prior to arrival at no charge. Access to high speed internet at the hotel is available for everyone staying at the hotel for $12.95 per day.

Transportation Information

Philadelphia International Airport
Airlines Servicing Philadelphia International Airport
Car Rental

There are several options for travel from the airport to the hotel ranging from taxi's and shuttle's to public transportation. To research the method that best suit's you, please see the options online.

Parking is available onsite at The Marriott for $45.60 per day.

Additional parking is available across the street from The Marriott for $20 per day Monday through Friday and $17.76 per day for Saturday and Sunday. For more information about this option, check out

For directions to the Marriott follow this link.

International Attendee Travel Information

Request an ASM Letter of Invitation

Advance planning can smooth the visa application process for you.

Apply for your U.S. visa well in advance of your travel!

Most travelers to the United States must hold a valid visa and a passport that is valid for six months longer than the intended visit. If you require a visa, please understand that the visa application process may take several months.

Please visit the U.S. State Department for information on U.S. visas and the visa process. In addition, The International Visitors Office, a program operated by the Board on International Scientific Organizations, is a resource on visa-related issues for scientists and students traveling to the U.S. for professional activities.

Important steps to remember:

  1. Review your visa status, and find out if you need a U.S. visa or a renewal. Non-U.S. citizens traveling from certain eligible countries may also be able to visit the U.S. without a visa, through the Visa Waiver Program if they meet certain requirements, including having a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval. Additionally, citizens of Canada may not need a visa, with some exceptions.
  2. Review the Visa Wait Times information for interview appointments and visa processing at each embassy and consular section worldwide. Visit the embassy or consular section website where you will apply for your visa to find out how to schedule an interview appointment, pay fees and for any other instructions.
  3. Plan on an interview, as well as quick inkless fingerprint scans at the U.S. embassy or consulate, which is required for most visa applicants. Some visa applications require additional administrative processing, which requires some additional time (and applicants are advised when they apply).