Meeting Resources

Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES) 2021

September 19-23, 2021 • Omni William Penn Hotel • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Housing & Travel

Conference Location

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-281-7100

Group Rates: Standard from $179; Government from $126.
Please note that housing rates are not guaranteed once the block is full, or beyond August 27, 2021, whichever comes first.

About the Hotel

Omni William Penn Hotel has played a starring role in Pittsburgh as a host to movie stars, politicians, heads of state, and leaders of business, since opening its doors in 1916. Centrally located in downtown, guests will experience outstanding service, comfortable and spacious accommodations, elegant event venues, and award-winning cuisine. To address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Omni adheres to the health and safety guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has implemented social distancing procedures throughout its facilities. An increased level of cleaning, sanitizing, and limited-contact food-and-beverage services are among the additional processes and procedures to ensure your health, safety, and comfort as part of the new “Omni Safe & Clean” initiative. The hotel also offers an array of amenities to help you maintain professional and personal connections while away from home, which include free and paid Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center, and spacious meeting facilities.

Parking and Transportation

Omni William Penn Hotel is just 18 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport (approximately 30 minutes) and 11 miles from Allegheny County Airport.

Valet parking with in/out privileges is available to overnight guests. Day valet parking is available for non-hotel guests. Self-parking is offered in the Mellon Square parking garage located across from the hotel, which does not allow in/out privileges. Please visit the hotel website to see parking rates.

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 conference, 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. 211.



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