ISA South Memphis 2019, Hotel and Travel

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 Book Now!

You may 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
15:45 and 16:45 From Hotel
20:30 To Hotel
Saturday: 5 October, 2019
7:30, 9:15, and 11:15 From Hotel
14:30, 16:30, and 19:45 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

Need a Visa?

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 U.S Department State - Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

Check your Country

If you require a letter of invitation to support a visa application, please be sure to provide sufficient lead time for the processing of the letter. The organizers request that these participants register early. A letter of guarantee will be sent from the conference organizers upon providing a receipt of the paid conference registration fee and of a hotel accommodation in Memphis.

The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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