The conference will be hosted at the Hilton El Conquistador in Tucson, Arizona. The Hilton El Conquistador offers an excellent environment with a large meeting room, restaurant, cafe and bar, and a medium-sized room for breakout sessions. The Conquistador also offers an outstanding golf course and other recreational amenities. The hotel offers a block of rooms at discounted rates for participants who register 3 months prior to the conference. After that date the discount will not be available.
We recommend that the participants stay at the conference hotel; while other accommodation options are available, these will all require the use of rental cars.
Room Reservations: Reservations will be made directly by the attendee through a dedicated webpage or by calling the Hilton El Conquistador toll-free number 1-800-325-7832.
Travel by Air: We recommend that out-of-state participants fly into the Tucson airport (TUS) and use the pick-up service provided by the conference hotel.
Arrival in Tucson: Tucson has a well-connected international airport (TUS) with regular flights from most major US hubs. The Hilton Conquistador is a 40-minute car ride from the Tucson airport. The Conquistador will provide scheduled airport pick-up service for conference participants at competitive prices.
Arrival in Phoenix: Tucson is about a 1.5-hour drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). If you wish to arrive in Phoenix, Arizona Shuttle provides a shared van service for $39 (one-way) to three locations in Tucson. Rental cars are also available at the airport.
Enterprise / National Car Rental are offering participants of the EBI2014 conference University of Arizona rates during their visit to Tucson.
The UA rates apply to Arizona travel. This website only makes the reservation. Payment must be made at the time the vehicle is picked up at the designated location and is the responsibility of the individual making the reservation, not the University of Arizona. You may legally drive in Arizona using a valid driver’s license from another country. Vehicle rental companies may have additional requirements. Please be sure to check with them first.
Tucson Attractions Passport
Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance
Organized group events/activities
Nearby Attractions (1-2 hr drive)
If you are planning to attend our EBI2014 conference we encourage you to visit the following websites for visa procedures, applications and updates. Please allow ample time for visa processing.
U.S. Visa Policy
Electronic System for Travel to USA Authorization
U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
Business Visa Center
Letter of Invitation:
If you need a personal letter of invitation to attend the conference, please email us.
Please include the following information:
Your letter of invitation will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment and also sent via postal mail. Please be sure to submit this request well in advance to allow time for processing. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Confirmation of PAID registration:
After completing your registration payment, a receipt will be generated and sent to you. A copy of this document can be attached to your visa application as a proof of paid registration. We understand that you might have planned to complete the registration after obtaining your visa. However, to be a genuine conference participant you must fully pay the registration fee. To encourage participation at the conference and reduce the financial risk to potential participants, we have made a ‘special visa refund’ policy, in the case of visa rejection.