18th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems – Water Reactors

August 13–17, 2017 • Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront • Portland, Oregon, USA


Conference Location
Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon, 97201 USA
Phone: 1-503-226-7600

Please note that the discounted room block at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel during the conference dates is sold out. To check availability, visit the Marriott website or call the hotel directly at 1-503-226-7600.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront at a special rate for your convenience. Accommodations must be secured by July 28, 2017.

Rate: $229
Make your hotel reservation online today.
Housing Deadline: July 28, 2017

The Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel is located on the banks of the Willamette River and boasts views of Mount Hood. A variety of dining options and attractions are close by the hotel, situated in walkable downtown Portland. Learn more about attractions and activities near the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront on the hotel website.


The Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel is located just nine miles away from the Portland International Airport (PDX). The hotel does not provide airport shuttle service. Transportation options to and from the hotel are available:

  • Blue Star Airport Express Shuttle: approximately $14 (one way)
  • Taxi: approximately $50 (one way)
Visit the hotel website or the Portland International Airport website for more information.

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 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 conference, please select an option below based upon your attendee status. 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. 211.

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.

For More Information

For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:

TMS Meeting Services
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 
U.S. and Canada Only: 1-800-759-4867
     Other Countries: 1-724-776-9000, ext. 241 
Fax: 1-724-776-3770 
E-mail: mtgserv@tms.org