Housing & Travel

Congress Location & Hotel

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Cleveland Hilton at a special rate for your convenience. In addition to saving you time and money, staying at the congress location will give you convenient access to technical session rooms and social functions, allowing plenty of informal networking opportunities with your colleagues.

Photo courtesy of the Hilton Cleveland.

Cleveland Hilton
100 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114

Accommodations must be secured by June 11, 2024.

Please note that housing rates are not guaranteed once the block is full, or beyond June 11, 2024, whichever comes first.

About the Hotel

Photo courtesy of the Hilton Cleveland.

The Cleveland Hilton is ideally located in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Friendly staff and inviting interior spaces help to make guests feel at home. The hotel’s amenities include high-speed internet access, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a business center, and both room service and an on-site restaurant. The city and its surrounding area are full of tourist attractions and interesting destinations, including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Museum of Art, West Side Market, Progressive Field, and the Cleveland Zoo, as well as a plethora of shopping and dining options.

Parking and Transportation

The Hilton’s location is in the heart of Cleveland, just 13 miles from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). Transportation options from the airport include taxis, ride-sharing services, and car rental companies.

Self-parking for hotel guests is located at:
1141 West 3rd St
Cleveland, OH 44114

There are reserved spots for guests on the second level. If unavailable, any available, unmarked spot in the garage may be used.

Obtain a Travel Visa for a Conference Held in the United States

Visa Application Process

Meeting attendees from countries that require a visa to enter the United States are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa takes a minimum of three months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early.

The U.S. State Department website website includes visa information concerning temporary visitors to the United States that may be helpful to you.

Please note that the Department of Homeland Security is implementing the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which is expected to be mandatory for Visa Waiver Program travelers. Complete information is available on the Visa Waiver Program page of the U.S. State Department website.

Generate a Visa Letter

To generate an official visa invitation letter for this congress, please select an option below based upon your attendee status, then use your TMS login information to initiate the request. If you do not have a TMS account, you will be asked to create one before placing a request. To personalize the letter, follow the instructions and type in the information in the appropriate places. Then, print the letter and submit it along with other required documentation to the appropriate Consulate/Embassy. Please note that this letter does not guarantee you will be granted a visa. If you need additional assistance, e-mail Diana Grady, or call at 1–724–776–9000, ext. 256.


Letters for use in visa application packages will only be provided to individuals known to TMS, including:

  • TMS members
  • Presenters
  • Exhibitors and/or sponsors
  • Registrants
  • Attendees of one or more past TMS events

If you are neither a TMS member, nor a presenter, exhibitor, sponsor, or past attendee, then you must register and agree to attend the event for which the letter is requested.

TMS cannot send the letter to an embassy or consulate for you nor can we contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the United States. It is crucial for the success of the application to apply at least three months in advance. TMS may contact program participants (abstract submitters) to follow up on specific visa requirements and may provide customized letters and supporting documentation as needed. If you do not receive a timely response from TMS, please check your spam filter or junk e-mail folder for your letter.