Important Dates

October 4
Abstract Submission and Registration Open
November 7
Workshop Application Deadline
November 15
Abstract Submission Deadline
December 21
Larry Sandler Award Application Deadline
December 31
Poster Abstract Deadline
January 10
Early Registration Deadline
March 5
Hotel Reservation Deadline
March 20
Advance Registration Deadline

Meeting Organizers

Michael Buszczak, Chair
Rachel Cox
Helmut Kramer
Harmit Malik

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Housing and Reservations


Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive Street
Dallas, TX, 75201
toll free reservation numbers

Online Reservation

The Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas. Dallas is easily accessible by air, train, and major interstate highways. Guest rooms and all conference sessions are at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel which is located approximately 20 minutes from the Dallas Love Field (DAL) airport and 35 minutes from the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) airport.

Reservation Deadline March 5, 2019

Looking for roommates? Check the online bulletin board that will be available here in late October, 2018. Please note that neither the Sheraton Dallas nor the GSA staff will be able to assist in finding or assigning roommates.

Hotel reservations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until the block is full or the reservation deadline (March 5, 2019), whichever comes first.

Room Rates

Descriptions and pictures are available at
Single (1 person) - $199
Double (2 people) - $199
Additional person in any room - $25
Club Floor - $249

All rates are per room, per night and do not include local taxes and fees of 15%. Maximum occupancy per room is four people.

Housing Cancellations

IMPORTANT Room Reservation Cancellation Policy: to receive a credit or refund of the required first night’s room and tax deposit, cancellation must be made by 6:00 p.m. two days (48 hours) before arrival date. When making your reservation, please notify the hotel of any special needs regarding accessibility. Every effort will be made to accommodate special needs.

Ground Transportation
Go Airport Shuttle operates from the front door of the hotel to both DFW and DAL every thirty minutes or by reservation One-way shuttle service is around $17 to DFW and $19 to DAL. Daily parking rates at the hotel are $23 for self-parking and $31 for valet. Self-parking lots are available nearby.