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Accommodations and Travel

The AACR has recently been notified that some conference registrants are being solicited by an unauthorized company trying to obtain credit card information by phone and email to secure housing accommodations at this conference. All information regarding travel and housing accommodations is available on this webpage. The AACR will not contact you by phone or email requesting credit card information. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. 

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The conference will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is located approximately 10 miles away from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The discounted room block for conference attendees at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is now sold out and additional discounted rooms will not be added.

Travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

The closest major airport to the conference site is the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) located approximately 18 minutes (10 miles) from the hotel. The AACR has chosen Corporate Traveler (CT) as its exclusive travel management partner. Conference attendees are welcome to leverage AACR’s partnership with CT and utilize their services to make your travel arrangements. 

Our dedicated Travel Manager at Corporate Traveler will offer personalized service and travel expertise to help travelers secure the most cost-effective and time-efficient itineraries. As a division of the leading global agency, Flight Centre Travel Group, CT has access to a variety of exclusive international fares, and travelers will have access to an in-house team of skilled emergency support agents, available 24/7 from anywhere in the world at no extra cost. You will still be able to earn mileage credit for your frequent flyer programs.  

  • Please email your initial travel requests to our dedicated Travel Manager, Samantha Baron
  • Include your name (per your travel ID), date of birth, preferred departure/arrival airport, name of the AACR meeting you are booking travel for, travel dates, and any additional preferences (such as seating, timing, etc.). 
  • Samantha will research the best flight options and provide several choices that fit your needs. 
  • A one-time minimal transaction fee of $30 will be clearly listed along with flight pricing. 
  • For your security, CT will require a signed credit card authorization form before they can process payment for your flight. 

AACR’s CT office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. 

  • Phone: (215) 825-3650 
  • Toll-Free: +1 (888) 666-4209 

Ground Transportation 

A variety of ground transportation options is available upon arrival, including taxi service, private car service, Uber, car rentals, and shared shuttles. Taxi service between the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is approximately $29 one way, plus gratuity. Please click here for more information on ground transportation options.  

International Travel 

Researchers from more than 50 different countries around the world regularly participate in AACR meetings and conferences. The Association encourages and appreciates the contributions of international researchers at our programs. If you plan to attend this AACR conference, please contact the American Consulate in your country to review the current regulations for travel to the United States. Obtaining the proper documentation may take several weeks or months, depending on your location, so we encourage you to contact the consulate as soon as possible if you are considering attending this conference. Information is also available on the U.S. Department of State website

Helpful Websites for International Travelers