While we are excited to be planning an in-person event for Nashville, ISA recognizes that many of our members continue to face hardships due to the ongoing pandemic and recovery from it.
ISA 2022 will have a virtual component and at a minimum follow US CDC and US federal guidelines regarding health and safety protocols onsite at the Annual Convention. As the situation develops in the next few months and more specific information is available, we will be notifying all participants with further details. Beyond vaccination and testing protocols, face coverings will be required in all public spaces.
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN
$199 USD per night*
(approximately 10-20 minutes from the Nashville International Airport [BNA] by shuttle)
Visit the Gaylord Resort Website
The Gaylord is our headquarters hotel; it contains registration, panels, meetings, receptions, the president's address, and more.
* Please note the following hotel room policies:
Reservations can also be made over the phone via 1.888.627.7175 with the group name International Studies Association 2019 or the group code ISM23A.
Please note ISA group hotel rates for convention attendees ended XXX. Those still interested in hotel reservations may wish to check their favorite hotel booking site/3rd party search engine for hotel options.
You can find out if you need a visa to visit the United States, as well as details on the expected time and process, using the official United States government website.
Once you have completed your registration payment, and you are on the Convention program, you can visit your Participation Hub and directly download your letter of invitation.
There are a number of options for getting to the Gaylord Resort.
Nashville is serviced by the Nashville International Airport (BNA), which offers a range of local, national, and international flights. The Convention Hotel and Venue is approximately 10-20 minutes away from the Nashville International Airport by shuttle.
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
The WeGo Public Transit provides hourly service between downtown and the airport seven days a week. One-way fares between the airport and downtown are available for $2. In town, WeGo provides bus service in and out of downtown and throughout the city. All-day, unlimited-ride passes are available for $4. Music City Central, the downtown transit station, is located at 400 Charlotte Avenue. For more information, visit nashvillemta.org
Transportation pick-ups are available at the Nashville International Airport's Parking and Transportation Center. Buses and shuttles now pick up on Level 1 of the center. Find more information on buses & shuttles at: flynashville.com. Find more information on hotel/motel shuttles at: flynashville.com.
Cabs are available from the taxi stand on the ground level of the airport.
Nashville features a flat-fee service triangle between the airport, downtown, and Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. From point to point, taxi fares are currently set at $25 per cab for up to four passengers; within the triangle, charges should not exceed the flat-rate fare, which should be posted in the rear window of the taxi.
For trips outside the triangle, consult the meter rates posted in the cab. Nashville's taxicab drivers complete a training course sponsored by the NCVC. For more details, contact the Metro Transportation Licensing Commission at 615-862-6777.
Lyft and Uber are both active in Nashville. Download the app and request a ride. A nearby driver will be dispatched to your location within minutes. The Nashville International Airport was the first airport in the country to allow ride-sharing services to operate on the property.
The Music City Star Commuter Rail has six stations along the route between Lebanon (east of town) and the destination station at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville. Upon arrival at the Riverfront Park station, passengers can board one of two Metropolitan Transit Authority buses at no additional cost: one circulates downtown and one goes to West End/Belmont. Trains operate Monday-Friday during peak commuter hours, plus a late train on Friday with a 10:30pm departure from the Riverfront Park station. Visit musiccitystar.org for more.
All major rental car companies are represented in Nashville and are located at the north end of the baggage claim (just past carousel 10) area of the airport. For more information on rental car options, visit flynashville.com
ISA is pleased to continue our partnership with KiddieCorp at the 2022 Annual Convention. KiddieCorp is a nationally recognized provider of on-site childcare programs. Childcare services are available only to ISA members on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-members who wish to participate in the childcare program must first join ISA before submitting a registration request to KiddieCorp. Enrollment for the program opens on this website on October 18, 2021. Advance registration deadline is March 2, 2022.
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Wednesday, March 30 through Saturday, April 2, 2022
7:30 AM to 6:30 PM daily
The program is available for current members of ISA only and for children ages 6 months through 12 years old. ISA membership must be current through April 2, 2022. (Click here to check and/or Join/Renew your ISA Membership)
* No discounts will be given for partial days
The advance registration deadline is March 2, 2022. Register early as availability is limited to a MAXIMUM of 20 children per day and is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. After March 2nd, please call KiddieCorp for availability. Please sign your child(ren) up ONLY for the days you are sure to use the program. KiddieCorp must receive both the registration form and payment in full to hold reservations. Although every effort will be made to accommodate on-site registrations, there is no guarantee, and it is not recommended.
KiddieCorp is always available to answer any of your questions. Feel free to contact KiddieCorp by phone at 858-455-1718 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Nashville has been named a Safe Travel destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council, making it one of only a few destinations in the United States to achieve the designation. Nashville is keeping your well-being in mind with Music City's Good to Go hospitality safety program which helps Nashville residents and visitors easily identify businesses that are committed to your health and safety.
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