Meeting Venue and Lodging

Meeting Venue

The AIB-SE 2014 meeting will be shared between the Hotel Conrad and Florida International University’s downtown Brickell campus. Hotel Conrad will also serve as the primary conference hotel for the AIB 2014 meeting. Hotel Conrad is at the heart of Miami’s financial district with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and a short distance from Miami beach.

Overflow Hotel

We have secured a small block of rooms at the JW Marriott in Brickell  as the overflow hotel. The JW Marriott is adjacent to FIU Brickell and one short block away from the Hotel Conrad. The JW Marriott will also be the host of the opening reception on Thursday evening, October 23.

JW Marriott is an award-winning downtown Miami hotel that blends the features of a premier conference and meeting facility with timeless elegance, thoughtful amenities and award-winning service. Elegantly furnished guest rooms and suites offer the finest details, including marble tubs, high-speed Internet and flat-screen televisions.

AIB-SE has negotiated a special discounted rate ($225 – single or double) for all conference participants.

To make your reservation, you must call the Marriott reservation line at 1-800-503-1434. Please mention the AIB-SE conference and the FIU corporate rate. The discounted rate is available until October 1.

Main Conference Hotel – Sold Out

The Hotel Conrad is a downtown Miami hotel that offers guests the best of both worlds: the activities and cultural events of the city, as well as a relaxing Miami resort experience. Enjoy gorgeous views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami with easy access to things to do from one of the city’s premier downtown hotels.

Rooms and Prices

To qualify for the discounted rates for our conference, you must identify yourself as a member of the AIB-SE 2014 Annual Meeting. You must reserve your room by September 23, 2014 to receive the special rates. Please note that the number of rooms at this rate are limited, and are available only on a first-come-first-serve basis.

AIB-SE has negotiated a special discounted rate ($189) for all conference participants, which includes high-speed wireless internet access.

Getting to the Venue

The conference will be shared between Florida International University’s downtown Brickell campus (Thursday and Friday) and the  Hotel Conrad. The two buildings are a short block away from each other.

Miami International Airport (MIA) is the closest international airport. You have the following alternatives to get from MIA to the Hotel Conrad:

  1. Metro Rail – The Metro Rail is Miami’s elevated rapid transit system that connects the airport with downtown Miami. The Orange airport line runs every 15 The closest station to the Hotel Conrad is the Brickell Metro Rail Station, which is only a short walk away. One-way fares on the Metro Rail is $2.25.
  2. Taxi – A taxi ride from MIA to the Hotel Conrad will take 15 to 45 minutes depending on traffic. The cost should be around $30-35.

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) is also a viable alternative. However, no public transportation is readily available. A taxi ride from FLL to the Hotel Conrad should be about $60-80.

2014 Conference map Miami

Please click this link to view an interactive map of downtown Miami and the conference venues.