Location & Travel

Welcome to Houston!

Houston is the fourth most populous city and most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the United States. Two main airports, Bush Intercontinental (IAH, 25 miles from Rice) and Hobby (HOU, 15 miles from Rice) provide direct flights to a large number of domestic and international locations. Rice University is accessible by taxi, shuttle, bus, and Uber or Lyft from either airport.

Houston is well recognized for its petrochemical industry (3,700 energy-related firms), life science and biotechnology with the largest medical complex in the nation, and advanced manufacturing. Houston weather in June is typically sunny, warm, and humid. Rice University is located within walking distance to numerous tourist attractions, such as Hermann Park, several museums, and the Houston Zoo.


Hotel Reservation

We have a hotel room block at one of the newest hotels in the area: The InterContinental – Book by May 4, 2020, to take advantage of the group rate ($189/per night).  This is a ~20 min walk to campus with shuttle service available.

InterContinental : Houston – Medical Center

6750 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77030

Group Code: CAS


Rice University Dorm Reservation

We have reserved dorm rooms on Rice University campus at Weiss and Lovett Colleges.   The cost is $60/ per night.   The dorm rooms have a shared bathroom and common room.  This is a ~5 min walk to the conference meeting rooms.

To reserve, select Dorm Rooms on the Add-ons registration page and select the number of nights.


Weiss College

Lovett College