Conference Venue and Lodging
The Loews Philadelphia Hotel will be the location of ISCRE 21. Additional information about the hotel can be found at their website at the online link below.
The ISCRE 21 room block is open for reservations. You can call their toll-free number: 888-575-6397 or 215-627-1200. Please ask for the ISCRE 21 room block, code: 298PUC.
The conference rate is: $179/night (single/double). $199/night (triple/quad). You may make your reservation online by clicking this link: Loews Online Reservations
The cut-off date for the conference rates, May 16th, 2010. After that date, conference rates are available ONLY on a space available basis.
These rates are available from June 13 - 16, 2010. The hotel will extend this rate for 3 days prior and post conference if space is available. Please make your reservations early. Check-in Time: 3:00 pm Check-out Time: 12:00 pm Taxes & Fees: 14% (subject to change)
Direct flights or easy connections from all continents are available to Philadelphia International Airport. Amtrak offers frequent train service to and from major cities along the Northeast corridor. Affordable transportation to and from the airport and for travel in the city – transit system and taxi – are readily available.
About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia is perhaps the one of the most historically rich cities in the United States. Philadelphia's Independence National Historic Park (6th and Market Streets) is where the First Continental Congress met, and is where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were drafted and signed. Philadelphia's Fairmont Park is the biggest municipal park in the country. Philadelphia also offers great examples of 19th century architecture, fine restaurants, an enjoyable urban environment, and excellent museums.
Philadelphia is home to large exhibitions of art and sculptures, as well as the Philadelphia Orchestra and a thriving theater district. Philadelphia's museums present collections ranging from art to medical artifacts. Three short blocks from the conference hotel is the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is at one end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside the Louvre can be found at the Rodin Museum, also located on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Additionally, the privately owned Barnes Foundation houses an amazing collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Here you can find Cézannes, Monets, Renoirs and even a few Picassos. The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Natural Sciences and the Please Touch Museum are all located on Logan Circle. The Please Touch Museum is a hands-on museum for children ages one to seven where adults and children explore educational exhibits together. The Franklin Institute has numerous science exhibits and an I-MAX theater, while the Pennsylvania Academy of the Natural Sciences is packed with one of the nation's largest collections of dinosaur fossils.
Philadelphia has a culturally rich palette of restaurants. Popular dining areas include the Old City neighborhood and Rittenhouse Square District. South Philadelphia is home to Philadelphia's Italian population, has great Italian restaurants, and is the birthplace of the Philly cheese steak. There is also a Chinatown area packed with Asian restaurants.