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Hotels and Travel

The Oxford ICSB is held at the Oxford Conference Center, located at 102 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655. Travelers should fly in through the Memphis International airport, where you can take one of our shuttles or rent a car. There are several conveniently located hotels offering special rates for ICSB attendees. For full information on travel, lodging, and visa applications, see details below.

Hotels
Hampton Inn Oxford/Conference Center
Hampton Inn Oxford/Conference Center
(This branch of the Hampton Inn is conveniently located across the street from the venue)
103 Ed Perry Blvd
Use discount code "BOT" when booking!
Phone: 662-234-5565
Marriott TownePlace Suites
Marriott TownePlace Suites
(This hotel is conveniently located across the street from the venue)
105 Ed Perry Blvd
$119/night
Phone: 662-238-3522
Fax:662-238-3521
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Tru By Hilton Oxford
(This hotel is conveniently located across the street from the venue)
97 Ed Perry Blvd
Phone: 662-380-5888
Hampton Inn West Oxford
Hampton Inn West Oxford
110 Heritage Drive
Phone: 662-232-2442
Fax: 662-513-0340
Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express
112 Heritage Drive
Phone: 662-236-2500
Fax: 662-236-7987
Shuttles and Driving Directions

The Oxford ICSB is held at the Oxford Conference Center, located at 102 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655. When making your travel reservations, be aware that the closest airport to Oxford, MS is the Memphis International Airport (MEM). This is the airport to and from which the official shuttle services will run. Below you will find shuttle booking information, as well as driving directions. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Shuttle Info:

Shuttles to and from the Memphis airport can be booked through our Cvent Registration page for $75 (one-way). If you have booked a one-way airport shuttle, you will receive an individual email regarding your pickup times and locations. If necessary, contact Audie Branch: (662) 801-7890, audiebranch@bellsouth.net. In most cases, you will be met in the baggage claim area for your airline by a representative from the shuttle service.
There will be free local shuttles running between the major hotels and the conference center, schedules for local event shuttles will be available on site

Directions to the Oxford Conference Center

The Oxford Conference Center is located at the intersection of Hwy 7 and Sisk Ave, two exits north of the Hwy 6 and Hwy 7 interchange.

From the north or south on I-55: In Batesville, take Hwy 6E into Oxford. Take Hwy 7N toward Holly Springs, and take a right at the second exit, Sisk Ave. The Oxford Conference Center will be on your right.

From the north or south on Hwy 7: as you enter Oxford look for the Sisk Ave. exit. From the north turn left onto Sisk, cross under Hwy 7 and the Oxford Conference Center will be on your right. From the south, exit to the right and the Oxford Conference Center will be on your right.

From the east on Hwy 6: When you enter Oxford, take Hwy 7N toward Holly Springs. Take your second exit at Sisk Ave. and the Oxford Conference Center will be on the right.

Travelling to the US:

The 20th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botaniclas will be held in Oxford, Mississippi, USA. All international attendees may need a valid passport from their country of origin to travel to the United States.

If you are not a US Citizen, you will need to check with the US Embassy or Consulate in the country you will be traveling from about the visa requirements for travel to the United States. If a US visa is required, we recommend that you start the visa process as early as possible.
If you are a citizen of the country you are traveling from, we recommend that you apply for a visa at least 4 months in advance of your travel to the US.
If you are not a citizen of the country you are traveling from (i.e, a third-country national), or you are working on sensitive technology, or if you have previously been denied a US visa, we recommend you begin your application process at least 6 months in advance of your travel to the US.

Applying for a Visa to the United States

By clicking here you can find a general invitation letter to attend the 2020 ICSB.

Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

Citizens of a few select countries may travel to the United States to attend a conference for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. For more detailed information see the Visa Waiver Prgram (VWP).

Preparing to Attend the Meeting

After you complete the visa application process use this website to register, plan your travel, reserve your hotel room, and obtain scheduling details. To save money and assure you receive proper accommodations, we strongly recommend that you complete your hotel reservations and register for the meeting before the deadlines.

All attendees, including speakers and poster presenters, must register for the meeting in order to participate in the technical sessions or the exposition. Attendees must display their badge at all times in order to be admitted to all sessions and events.

Withdrawing Your Presentation because of a Visa Denial or Delay

In the unlikely event that your visa application is denied, please send an email to ICSB@olemiss.edu