ISA South Memphis 2019, Hotel and Travel

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Conference Hotel

ISA-South conference attendees are invited to stay at the Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis. A block of rooms has been reserved for October 3 - October 5, (check out October 6th). The group rate will be available until September 12th, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.


Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis
This is the main conference hotel where guestrooms are reserved. All panels will take place at the college.
$149 Single/Double & $169 Triple/Quad

Call in your reservation 901.525.5491. Be sure to specify that you are part of the International Studies Association room block.

Driving Directions

The Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis hotel operates a shuttle service to Memphis International Airport for a fee (see hotel website for details) or call them for more information at 1 901 5255491.

The city of Memphis has taxi and Uber services in town and at airport.

By Car

From the Airport (~15 minutes)
Exit Airport, head toward I-240, merge on I-240 West toward Memphis, straight (exit 25B) on I-55 North toward Saint Louis, exit Riverside Drive and turn right on Union Ave. Hotel is on left between 2nd and 3rd.

From the North
Heading south on I-55, exit Riverside Drive and turn left on Union Ave. Hotel is on left between 2nd and 3rd.

From the South
Heading north on I-55, exit Riverside Drive and turn right on Union Ave. Hotel is on left between 2nd and 3rd.

From the East
Heading west on I-40, exit Riverside Drive and turn left on Union Ave. Hotel is on left between 2nd and 3rd.

From the West
Heading east on I-40, Exit Riverside Drive and turn right on Union Ave. Hotel is on the left between 2nd and 3rd.

From Hotel to Rhodes College (~10 minutes)

East on Union Avenue, left on East Parkway North, left on Parkway North, right on University Street, Rhodes College is on the right. Enter the second gated entrance on right. Guards at gate will direct you to visitor parking on College premises. Free parking on University Street.

Conference Transportation

The conference will be held at Rhodes College, Buckman Hall. Free transportation is provided from/to hotel to/from conference site during the following hours:

Friday: 4 October, 2019
15:30 and 16:30 From Hotel
20:30 To Hotel
Saturday: 5 October, 2019
7:30, 9:15, and 11:15 From Hotel
14:30, 16:30, and 19:30 To Hotel

  • Registration for Friday ONLY at the hotel (12:30-15:00) and Friday evening and all day Saturday at the foyer as you enter Buckman Hall (in front of Blount Auditorium)
  • The Friday evening reception at Spence Wilson Room and Patio, Briggs Hall
  • The Saturday luncheon at Burrow Refectory (the Rat) at Hyde Hall (to the right as you enter the Rat)
  • The campus map is located here

Travel Support

ISA-South, on a competitive basis, provides travel support for ten graduate student and two adjunct faculty members. For more information about applying for travel support, please visit the Call page:

Travel Support Information