Hotel Registration

Passkey is the Official Housing Provider for  ICMCTF 2016.

ICMCTF has worked diligently with the Town & Country in San Diego, CA, to establish a room block for attendees and exhibitors. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than Passkey is not approved by ICMCTF.

The Town and Country Hotel is the official conference for ICMCTF 2016.  A limited number of rooms will be held until March 31, 2016. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel and should be done early to guarantee your space.  You must mention that you are attending the ICMCTF meeting to receive the reduced conference rates.  The hotel requires a one night deposit via credit card to hold your room.

Town & Country Resort Hotel

500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
619-291-7131 or 800-772-8527
Fax: 619-291-3584

On-line Reservations: Preferred Method

The hotel website provides excellent supporting information about the hotel, its location and access to area maps

  • Attendee: single/double $149.00, triple $169.00 and quad $189.00
  • Student: single $99.00, double $114, triple $134.00 and quad $154.00

  • * US Government per diem rates (must show proper government ID) the government rates will be posted when the 2016 government rates are available.

  • Rooms held until March 31, 2016

Town and Country is introducing a Hotel Services Fee of $6 per day for all reservations. The fee is in addition to the daily room rate and includes all of the following services:

  • in-room Wi-fi
  • guest room local phone calls (619/858 area codes) and 800 calls
  • morning coffee service in the Hotel Lobby from 5am - 9am
  • USA Today available in the Hotel Lobby and Dining outlets
  • Hotel shuttle services to River Walk Golf Club, Fashion Valley Mall, Old Town, Mission Valley Center and Hazard Center. Daily 10 am - 7 pm based upon availability
  • computer access in the Hotel Lobby for printing airline boarding passes
  • Unlimited access to the Fitness Center
  • 10% off Spa Services at Bella Tosca Day Spa
  • Preferred guest pricing on Super Shuttle Airport transportation

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Travel Arrangements

Shuttle Van Service:

Shuttle Van Service: "Super Shuttle" is the official shuttle of the conference and the Town and Country Hotel. After claiming your luggage, follow signs to the Ground Transportation Sky Bridge. Go to the "Shuttle for Hire" curb and ask the dispatcher for the Super Shuttle Van. Or use the courtesy phone in the baggage claim's area or call 1-800-bluevan (1-800-258-3826). It is suggested that return reservations be made by the evening prior to your departure. To make reservations see below.

Please visit Super Shuttle's web site to make your discounted reservations. Click on this link to book transportation to or from the hotel.

or you can call 1-800-blue-van (1-800-258-3826) and use the code RPHDB to receive the ICMCTF discount.

The shared shuttle van ride fare is discounted $1.00 one way, you pay $10.00 or save $2.00 on a round trip fare, you pay $20.00.


Car Rental:

Avis Car Rental Discount Rates for the 43rd ICMCTF, April 24-29, 2016

To obtain car rental discount rates when calling Avis at 1 (800) 331-1600 to make your vehicle reservation, please provide the AWD (Avis Worldwide Discount) number J099478 to the reservation agent in order to ensure receiving the best available car rental rates.

The AWD J099478 will be effective from seven days prior to the conference until seven days after the conference.

When the hyperlink is used, your AWD number J099478 will automatically be placed in the reservation file.

Airport Details:

Ground Transportation Instructions for Super Shuttle When you arrive in San Diego,

  • TERMINAL 1Air Canada, Alaska, Southwest, United, U.S. Airways After claiming your luggage, follow the signs to the Ground Transportation Sky Bridge. Proceed to the "Shuttle for Hire Island" and ask the Transportation Coordinator for a "Supershuttle" van.

  • TERMINAL 2 Aero México, American, America West, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Northwest, Sun County, Hawaiian Exit the Terminal 2 doors; cross the street using the cross walk to the "Shuttle for Hire Island" ask the Transportation Coordinator for a "Supershuttle" van.

  • COMMUTER TERMINAL Alaska Commuter, American Eagle, Continental Connection, Delta Connection, Northwest Air Link, SkyWest, U.S. Air Express Exit the Commuter Terminal doors, cross over to the "Shuttle Loading Island". Ask the Transportation Coordinator for a "Supershuttle" van.

TAXI fares from the airport average approximately $25 each way. 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:  Reservation forms under the Hotel Reservation Tab.  

PLEASE NOTE:  In order to receive the lower Conference Registration Fee YOU must provide a TOWN & COUNTRY HOTEL CONFIRMATION NUMBER on the Conference Registration Form. 

Room reservations for the ICMCTF can be made via the Passkey system reservation system or directly with the hotel. When making your reservations by phone, fax or e-mail, please mention your participation with the ICMCTF Conference in order to receive the special hotel room rate. If this fact is not mentioned, you may be advised by a reservationist that the hotel is sold out. ICMCTF holds a block of rooms, not to be sold to the general public, this block of rooms is released March 31, 2016, at that time rooms are subject to inventory availability on a first come, first served basis.

HOTEL PARKING: The hotel room rates do not include applicable taxes or parking fee $10 per day for ICMCTF hotel guests with in/out privileges. Local ICMCTF participants will be charged a $3 per hour rate up to $16 maxium fee with in/out privileges (attendee must show paper receipt from earlier in day).  

TROLLEY SERVICE:  The trolley line stop is located directly behind the Town and Country Hotel between the hotel parking lot and the shopping mall.   One way, round trip, all day, senior and multiple day passes can be purchased from the vending machines located on the trolley platform. 

SAN DIEGO TOURISM AUTHORITY:  Additional information concerning San Diego and the surrounding areas can be found by contacting the visitor’s bureau at 1-619-232-3101 or 

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United States Immigration Rules


All citizens of countries who WERE NOT required to have a Visa to enter the US are NOW required to register with the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) at least three days prior to travel. This can be done by going to the ESTA  web site:

All citizens of countries who were required to have a Visa for entry into the US are not affected and must follow the same guidelines as previously required.

A Travel Authorization can only be applied for by a citizen of a Visa Waiver country. Any other visitor must still apply for a B-1 Business Visa or B-2 Tourist Visa in advance. A Travel Authorization permits the U.S. visitor to travel to the United States by air or sea and ask for admission to enter. A Travel Authorization is only related to "permission to travel to the United States".  If you are planning a trip to the United States, it is recommended to apply for your Travel Authorization right away.  If you are denied a Travel Authorization, the visa application process can take several weeks or months.  Those that are not approved for Travel Authorization will need to apply for a U.S. visitor visa (B-1 / B-2).

The following websites contain information about the visa application process, as well as applying for travel authorization under the visa waiver program:




General Chair
Suneel Kodambaka

Program Chair
Christian Mitterer

Exhibits Manager
Jeannette DeGennaro

Conference Manager
Phyllis Greene

Conference Secretary
Mabel Zabinski

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