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Renaissance Hotel
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  • 2022 SciFam: Renaissance Conference Center
    2022 SciFam will be hosted at the conference center adjacent to the Renaissance Nashville Hotel 6111 Commerce St, Nashville View a self-guided walk through SciFam Points of Interest (note: X marks the spot for 2022 SciFam) Conference Center Entrance
  • Renaissance Nashville Hotel
    611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203 +1-615-255-8400 Website Accommodations (group block, book through conference registration) 2-3 minute walk from lobby to conference center
  • Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
    623 Union St. Nashville, TN 37219 +1-615-259-2000 Website Accommodations (group block, book through conference registration) 3-5 minute walk from lobby to conference center
  • Saturday Group Dinner: Assembly Food Hall
    5055 Broadway Place Nashville, TN 37203 **Assembly Food Hall connected to Conference Center of Renaissance Nashville** Website
  • Airport Details
    Nashville International Airport (BNA) One Terminal Drive Nashville TN 37214 18 minute drive to conference venue +1-615-275-1675 +1-615-275-1703 **Emergencies only** Website Terminal Map Airline Information Restrooms/Flight Info
  • Services
    Translation services - Language line is an over the phone translation service for those who do not speak or understand English, provided at the information center Hearing impaired - Can be visually paged on flight information display system. Can be requested via 615-272-2098 Skycap wheelchair assistance: travelers may arrange skycap wheelchair assistance at their airline’s ticket counter or curbside check in. The information center (615-275-2098) will also page for a Skycap. Contact airline in advance for this service Service Animals ADA coordinator is available weekdays 8-5. Call 615-275-2085 and ask to speak with ADA coordinator. After hours and on weekends number is 615-275-170
  • TSA
    **Make sure Medications are clearly labeled for security screening 3-1-1 liquids rule exemption If you have larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, aerosols you must declare them to TSA officers at the checkpoint for inspection Remove them from carry on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings Accessories Ice packs, freezer packs, gel packs, and other accessories may be presented at the screening checkpoint in a frozen or partially-frozen state to keep medically necessary items cool. All items, including supplies associated with medically necessary liquids such as IV bags, pumps, and syringes must be screened before they will be permitted into the secure area of the airport. Screening TSA officers may test liquids, gels or aerosols for explosives or concealed prohibited items. If officers are unable to use X-ray to clear these items, they may ask to open the container and transfer the content to a separate empty container or dispose of a small quantity of the content, if feasible. Inform the TSA officer if you do not want your liquid medication to be screened by X-ray or opened. Additional steps will be taken to clear the liquid and you will undergo additional screening procedures to include a pat-down and screening of other carry-on property Advanced imaging technology can facilitate your screening and reduces the likelihood of a pat-down. You should not be screened by a walk-through metal detector if you have an internal medical device such as a pacemaker. Consult with your physician prior to flying. If you choose to not be screened through the advanced imaging technology or you alarm the walk-through metal detector, you will undergo a pat-down screening instead.
  • Public Transportation
    City Bus All are wheelchair accessible with a wheelchair ramp that folds out from the front door of the bus From Nashville Airport: Catch the Route 18 airport to downtown bus on Level 1 within the Ground Transportation area. Airport to Hotel takes 40 minutes to the 8th Ave and Broadway stop, about a 3 minute walk from the Renaissance Hotel. More Airport transportation FAQ WeGo Access WeGo Access is publicly funded paratransit service which offers specialized vans for persons with disabilities who are unable to use fixed-route transit service. Access provides door-to-door service within Davidson County with a 24-hour advance reservation. All Access vans are accessible and operate in conjunction with service times of fixed-route buses in Metro Nashville-Davidson County. Other vehicles, such as a taxi, may be used when Access vans are not available. Passengers who are unable to navigate Access services independently will be required to travel with a personal care attendant (PCA). Access service operates from 4:45 a.m. to 12 a.m. on weekdays and Saturdays and from 4:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. Cost is $3.70. For more information and to download the PDF application, please visit: Nashville Tourist Trolley - Gray Line Tennessee offers a wheelchair accessible hop-on, hop-off trolley tour in Nashville Stops: Glen Campbell Museum & Rhinestone Stage Ryman Auditorium Johnny Cash Museum/Patsy Cline Museum/Goo Goo Candy Shop Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Tennessee State Museum/Tennessee State Capitol Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum / Grammy Museum Gallery Farmer’s Market/Bicentennial Mall Marathon Village & Antique Archeology Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery Parthenon & Centennial Park Vanderbilt University Hattie B’s Hot Chicken Music Row/Edgehill Village The Gulch Frist Center for the Visual Arts & Union Station Hotel Riverfront Train Station Prices 1 Day Pass $34 Adults, $15 Children 4-11 Second Day can be added at time of purchase for an extra $5
  • Taxi
    Nashville Wheelchair Travel A number of taxi companies provide ADA accessible wheelchair taxis in Nashville, Tennessee. The vehicles are in high demand and should be reserved in advance. Without an advance reservation, you may be unable to get a wheelchair taxi pick-up. The following companies offer adapted wheelchair taxis and are authorized to make pick-ups within the City of Nashville. Must Be Reserved In Advance! Taxi Companies: Checker Cab +1-615-256-7000 Limited Number of Accessible Vehicles Service Animals Allowed Music City Taxi +1-615-865-4100 Limited Number of Accessible Vehicles Service Animals Allowed Volunteer Taxi Cab +1-615-423-3118 Can accommodate two standard size wheelchairs Service Animals Allowed --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Meter Rates Flag Drop $3 Each Additional Mile $2 Each Minute of Wait Time Requested by Passenger $0.30 Each Additional Passenger $1 Airport Departure Surcharge $4 *added to flag drop Flat Rate Charges *applies to between Airport, Downtown Nashville or Opryland Flat Rate $25 Each Additional Passenger $1 **TIP: Most taxi drivers will not inform you of the existence of a flat rate so they will charge you the more expensive, metered rate. You are entitled to the flat rate though!
  • Nashville City Library Garage
    PARKING ENTRANCE 151 6th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37203 Up to 24 hrs $20.00 Every 30 Mins $3.00 Weekend Rate for 12hrs $10.00 $10 after 5pm $10.00 HOURS OF OPERATION Open 24/7 PAYMENT ACCEPTED Cash/Card SERVICE TYPE Self Park Reservations Accepted Height Restriction 6'8"
  • 5th Avenue of the Arts Garage
    PARKING ENTRANCE: 147 5th Ave North Nashville, TN 37219 Up to 2 hours $10.00 Until 5am $20.00 Enter after 4pm $15.00 HOURS OF OPERATION Open 24/7 PAYMENT ACCEPTED Cash/Card SERVICE TYPE Self Park Reservations Accepted Height Restriction: 7'0"
  • 333 Commerce Garage
    PARKING ENTRANCE: 128 4th Ave North Nashville, TN 37219 0-30 Mins $5.00 61-90 Mins $15.00 31-60 Mins $10.00 91-120 Mins $20.00 2-24 HRS $25.00 Lost Ticket $50.00 HOURS OF OPERATION Open 24/7 PAYMENT ACCEPTED Cash/Card SERVICE TYPE Self Park Height Restriction 6'10"
  • 4th and Commerce Garage
    PARKING ENTRANCE: 147 4th Ave North Nashville, TN 37219 0-30 Minutes $8.00 Over 91 Minutes (Renews at 5am) $25.00 48 Hours $25.00 HOURS OF OPERATION: Mon to Sat: 4:00 am to 1:00 am Sun: 4:00 am to 12:30 am PAYMENT ACCEPTED: Cash/Card SERVICE TYPE: Self Park Height Restriction: 6'6"
  • Family Friendly Restaurants
    Assembly Food Hall 5055 Broadway Pl, Nashville, TN 37203 Variety of options from Italian, to tacos, to dessert, and more Debit, credit, and gift cards only, no cash 9AM-10PM Mon-Thurs 9AM-1AM Fri and Sat 9AM-11PM Sun Fifth & Broadway 5036 Broadway Pl, Nashville, TN 37203 Many choice eateries! Perfect for planning a meal budget in advance The Stillery 113 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201 11AM-10PM Mon-Thurs 11AM-11PM Frid and Sat Acme Feed and Seed 101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 4:30PM-11PM Mon-Thurs 11AM-2AM Fri-Sat 11AM-11PM Sun Etch Restaurant 303 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37201 11AM-2PM/4:30PM-10PM Mon-Thurs 11AM-2PM/4:30PM-10:30PM Fri-Sat Closed - Sunday Hattie B's Hot Chicken 5069 Broadway Pl Suite A-103, Nashville, TN 37203 11AM-10PM Mon-Thurs 11AM-11PM Fri-Sun Margaritaville 113 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201 11AM-12AM Tues-Thurs 11AM-2AM Fri-Sat 11AM-12AM Sun Blake Shelton's Ole Red 300 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 11AM-12AM Sun-Wed 11AM-2AM Thurs-Sat
  • 21+ Bars/Restaurants
    The Twelve Thirty Club 550 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 5PM-11PM Sun-Wed 5PM-12AM Thurs-Sat Little Fib Nashville 611 Commerce Street Nashville, TN 37203 7AM-2PM Mon-Sun Broadway Brewhouse Downtown 317 Broadway Nashville, TN 37201 11AM-3AM Mon-Sun Red Phone Booth 136 Rosa L Parks Blvd Nashville, TN 37203 Mon-Wed, 4PM–11:45PM Thurs, 4PM–12:45AM Fri, 4PM–1:45AM Sat, 5PM–1:45AM Sun, 5PM–10:45PM
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 9 minute drive from hotel Website
  • HCA Healthcare
    1 Park Plaza, Nashville, TN 7 minute drive from hotel Website
  • The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial
    2220 Patterson St, Nashville, TN 6 minute drive from hotel Website
  • Ascension St. Thomas Hospital Midtown
    2000 Church St, Nashville, TN 5 minute drive from hotel Website
  • Urgent Care: Complete Health Partners at 3rd & Church
    301 Church St Nashville, TN 37201 Sunday - Monday 8AM-6PM Website
  • Urgent Care: CareNow Downtown North Gulch
    1020 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Blvd Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 622-4644 8AM-8PM Mon-Fri 8AM-8PM Sat-Sun Website
  • All Star Medical Medical Equipment Rental & Service
    Website 20 minute drive +1-615-730-9438 9AM-5PM CST **30 day Notice Required in Advance Delivery to hotel $75 per item or $100 for multiple pieces (call direct to store for multiple piece delivery) Offered Rentals: Knee scooters Hospital Beds (fully electric beds) Electric mobility scooters Portable power wheelchairs Wheelchairs Patient hoyer lifts (manual and electric) Lift chairs Portable or handicap accessible wheelchair ramps Cold therapy units Rolling walkers with seats Stair lifts Store Pick Up Available
  • Metro Center Mobility Medical Equipment Rental & Service
    Website 5 minute drive Deborah Vermooten +1-615-602-4255 Offered Rentals: Mobility scooters Power chairs Hospital beds Transport chairs Wheelchairs Knee scooter/walker/rollator Patient lifts Mobile stairlift Ramps
  • Adventure Science Center
    800 For Negley Blvd Nashville, TN 37203 +1-615-862-5160 Website Hours: Thursday, Sundays & Mondays 10-3pm Friday & Saturdays 10-6pm Adults (13+) $18, Youth (2-12) $14 Service Animals Allowed Accessible Parking with ramp. Wheelchair rental with photo ID. Building is fully accessible but some exhibitions require full leg range of motion to experience.
  • Ascend Amphitheater: Open-Air Event Venue on the Cumberland River
    ​310 1st Ave S Nashville, TN 37201 6 min drive, 14 min walk Website
  • Bridgestone Arena: Home of Nashville Predators (NHL)
    501 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 2 min drive, 6 min walk Website Multi-purpose venue in downtown Nashville Home of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League
  • City Winery Nashville: Live Music Venue
    609 Lafayette St Nashville TN 37203 4 min drive, 16 min walk Website
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
    222 Rep. John Lewis Way S Nashville, TN 37203 +1-615-416-2001 Website Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5pm Adults: $26, Youth (6-12): $16, Children (under 5): Free **Discounts for Seniors, Military and Students Service Animals Allowed - ADA bathroom facilities. Accessible tour: elevators, ramps & handrails
  • Exit/In Live Music near Vanderbilt University
    2208 Elliston Pl Nashville TN 37203 6 min drive, 30 min walk Website
  • Grand Ole Opry: The Home of Country Music
    2804 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214 +1-615-871-6779 Website Hours: Monday - Saturday 10-4pm **Additional hours Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-9:30pm** Backstage Tours: $34-$39 (600 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN 37214) Service Animals Allowed Wheelchair lifts available on second level. Accessible public restrooms.
  • Marathon Music Works: Event & Live Music Venue
    1402 Clinton St Nashville TN 37203 7 min drive, 27 min walk Website
  • Nissan Stadium: Home to the Tennessee Titans
    1 Titans Way Nashville, TN 37213 7 min drive, 22 min walk Website
  • Ryman Auditorium: Modern Music Venue
    116 5th Ave N Nashville, TN 37219 +1-615-889-3060 Website Monday-Sunday 9-4pm Service Animals Allowed Accessible Tour, elevators, ramps, handrails and accessible bathrooms. Wheelchair escorts for shows. Wheelchair storage during show.
  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center: Nashville Symphony Concert Hall
    1 Symphony Pl Nashville TN 37201 3 min walk from Country Music Hall of Fame Website
  • Station Inn: Live Bluegrass Music Nightly
    402 12th Ave S Nashville TN 37203 5 min drive, 18 min walk Website
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center
    505 Deaderick St Nashville, TN 37243 3 min drive, 6 min walk Website
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
    600 James Robertson Pkwy 15 minute walk, 5 minute drive
  • Centennial Park
    2500 West End Ave 7 minute drive
  • Richland Greek Greenway
    4617 Sloan Road 13 min drive
  • Bridgestone Arena
    501 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 +1-615-259-4747 Website Hours: Monday - Closed Tuesday & Wednesday - 10am-5pm Thursday through Saturday - 9am-5pm Sunday - 11am-5pm
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