Meeting Resources

11th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams (MetFoam 2019)

August 20–23, 2019 • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel • Dearborn, Michigan, USA

Housing & Travel

Conference Location

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Detroit-Dearborn
5801 Southfield Expressway
Detroit, Michigan 48228
Phone: 1-313-336-3340
Fax: 1-313-583-1238

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel at a special rate for your convenience. In addition to saving you time and money, staying at the conference location will give you convenient access to technical session rooms and social functions, allowing plenty of informal networking opportunities with your conference colleagues. Accommodations must be secured by August 9, 2019.

Book Hotel

Sleeping Room Rate: $139 single/double per night

Please note that conference rates are not guaranteed once the block is full or beyond August 9, 2019, whichever comes first.

About the Hotel

The newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit-Dearborn is designed for travelers, located minutes from both Dearborn and Detroit as well as 15 minutes from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). Hotel guests will have easy access to all the area has to offer—shops, restaurants, museums, sporting events, and nightlife. The Ford World Headquarters, Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, and more are all just minutes away. Visit the hotel website for more information on things to do while you’re in town.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool and fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, self-parking and valet, and a full-service restaurant and lounge.

Parking and Transportation

Secure, covered guest parking is available at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the following rates:

  • Self-parking: $4.00
  • Valet parking: $8.00

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit-Dearborn is located 9 miles away from DTW airport. Airport shuttle is not available at this hotel. For directions or transportation options, visit the hotel website.

About Dearborn and Detroit

Spanning east and west of downtown Detroit, Dearborn boasts attractions such as the Automotive Hall of Fame, The Ford Estate, and The Henry Ford, which includes the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and a giant screen IMAX theater.

Beyond Dearborn, you’ll find the Detroit Zoo; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Comerica Park, the home to the Tigers baseball team; and the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, the birthplace of the Model T. To learn more about destinations throughout the entire Detroit area, browse the visit Detroit website.

Just 35 miles west of Dearborn you will find Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan. Ranked as the #2 Best College Town in America, you’ll find plenty of things to do here and can maybe meet up with friends or colleagues. See what else Ann Arbor has to offer on the visit Ann Arbor website.

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 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.

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
Fax: 1-724-776-3770