Venue & Hospitality

Conference Dates: August 28-30, 2017

Hotel Services & Amenities

  • Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
  • Business Center.
  • Business Phone Service.
  • Complimentary Printing Service.
  • Express Mail.
  • Fax.
  • Meeting Rooms.
  • Office Rental.
  • Photo Copying Service.
  • Secretarial Service.
  • Telex.
  • Typewriter.
  • Video Conference.
  • Video Messaging.
  • Video Phone.
  • ATM.
  • Baggage Storage.

Transportation

About City

<div><b>Houston</b> is the most populous city in Texas and the 4th most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. It is also the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas In the mid-20th century. It has become the home of the Texas Medical Centre&mdash;the world&#39;s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions. Houston&#39;s economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. It is also leading in health care sectors and building oilfield equipment. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theatre District and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><b>Climate:</b></p> <div>During the summer, temperatures commonly reach over 90 &deg;F (32 &deg;C), with an average of 106.5 days per year, including a majority from June to September. Summer mornings average over 90%relative humidity. Houston has mild winters in contrast to most areas of the United States. In January, the normal mean temperature is 53.1 &deg;F (11.7 &deg;C). Snowfall is rare. Houston has historically received an ample amount of rainfall, averaging about 49.8 in (1,260 mm) annually per 1981&ndash;2010 normal. It has excessive ozone levels and is routinely ranked among the most ozone-polluted cities in the United States.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><b>Tourist Attractions:</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Houston has the fourth-tallest skyline in North America and 12th-tallest in the world. In the city, there are 45 skyscrapers that rise higher than 400 feet (122 m), 31 skyscrapers at least 492 feet (150 m) in height, including 10 which rank among the tallest in the United States. The tallest building in Houston is the 75-story JPMorgan Chase Tower, which rises 1,002 feet (305 m) in Downtown Houston. Seven of the ten tallest buildings in Texas are located in Houston. The Houston Space Center - the official Visitor Center of NASA&#39;s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center - is the city&#39;s most important tourist attraction. The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston - one of the largest such establishments in the country - contains a vast collection of American, European, African, and Far Eastern art spanning some 6,000 years. A gallery associated with the Museum of Fine Arts worth visiting the Contemporary Arts Museum presents regional, national, and international art exhibits, Houston&#39;s Menil Collection is a group of museums housing the large art collections of founders John and Dominique de Menil, The Houston Zoo - one of the city&#39;s most popular attractions with more than one-and-a-half million visitors each year - covers an area of 50 acres in the heart of Hermann Park and features more than 6,000 exotic and indigenous animals. Other fun attractions are the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Miller Outdoor Theater. Another city park to visit is the superb Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park, an impressive multi-story sculptural fountain that sees sheets of water cascading over large concrete walls and sculptures.&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><b>Sports:</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Houston has sports teams for every major professional league except the National Hockey League. Houston has the NFL&#39;s first retractable-roof stadium with natural grass, NRG Stadium (home of the Texans). Minute Maid Park is also a retractable-roof stadium. The city has hosted several major professional and college sporting events, including the annual Houston Open golf tournament. Houston hosts the annual NCAA College Baseball Classic every February and NCAA football&#39;s Texas Bowl in December.</div>