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AVS is pleased to offer special rates at two Nashville hotels—Renaissance Nashville Hotel (Headquarters) and the Courtyard Nashville Downtown.

New Reservations: To make a new reservation or change an existing reservation please call the hotels directly. Existing reservations will be populated in the hotel reservation system by October 6.

Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

To make reservations by phone,
call 1-800-HOTELS-1

Courtyard Nashville Downtown
170 Fourth Ave North
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

To make reservations by phone,
call 1-800-321-2211
Single: $170
Double: $170
Single: $175
Double: $185
$16 valet; $12 self parking Free Parking

Cancellation Policy: All reservation cancellations must be received by the AVS Housing Bureau by October 6, 2011. If you need to cancel after October 6, 2011, you must do so directly with the hotel and provide a 72 hour notice to avoid being charged one night's room and tax.



Nashville International Airport is eight miles east of downtown Nashville. Downtown Airport Express Shuttle, taxi, bus and hotel/motel courtesy shuttle services are also available from the airport.

Nashville International Airport (BNA)
One Terminal Drive
Nashville, TN 37214-4114

*Securing Visas
International Attendees: Due to increasing delays in securing visas to the U.S. it is strongly encouraged that prospective international attendees begin this process as early as possible to ensure approval. Please refer to the following website for additional information and assistance: www.national-academies.org/visas. You may also contact Yvonne Towse (yvonne@avs.org) for additional assistance.



Ground Transportation from the Airport
Taxi Ride: $25 each direction.
Shuttle Ride: $12-$15 each direction

From Nashville International Airport (BNA) to Renaissance Nashville Hotel (8 Miles):

  • Take I-40 West to Exit 209A (Broadway)
  • Turn right on Broadway to 7th Ave.
  • Turn left on 7th Ave.
  • Go 1 block to Commerce St. Hotel on corner of 7th Ave. and Commerce.

From Nashville International Airport (BNA) to Renaissance Nashville Hotel (9 Miles):

  • Take I-40 West to exit 209 (Church Street, Charlotte Ave.).

  • At the second red light, turn right onto Church Street.

  • Follow Church Street all the way to 4th Ave.

  • The hotel is across 4th Ave. on the corner, on the right side.





For an interactive map of parking options downtown, please visit http://www.parkitdowntown.com/parking. Costs range from $8-$20 per day.  



Situated in the center of middle Tennessee on the Cumberland River, Nashville is rimmed on three sides by an escarpment rising three to four hundred feet (Elevation is 550 feet at lowest point and 1,100 feet at highest point.). Nashville's climate is moderate, with seasonal variation rarely lapsing into temperature extremes. Its humidity is also considered moderate for the Southeast (average humidity is 58%). Precipitation is heaviest in winter and early spring, though when it falls in the form of snow it is seldom disruptive (average annual precipitation is 48.4 inches).

Fall is a celebrated time throughout Tennessee. Visitors come from all over to see the annual changing of the leaves in mid-October. Days are warm and pleasant, but evenings are cool, requiring a sweater or light jacket. Temperatures range between 40 to 80 degrees.



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