Venue 2017

JW Marriott Day JW Marriott Night

The WiCyS 2017 conference will be held at the

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745.
We highly recommend that attendees fly into Tucson – as Phoenix is a 2.5 hours one-way drive north of Tucson.

The JW Marriott does not offer free shuttle service to and/or from the Tucson International (TUS) nor the Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) airports. However, WiCyS will provide limited conference sponsored shuttle service that is noted below.

In addition, both airports have alternate transportation services including rental cars, Uber, taxis and limited shuttle services to the JW Marriott.

Complimentary covered self-parking for overnight hotel guests is provided for the nights stayed at the resort.

The conference bears the cost of lodging for all scholarship recipients. All scholarship recipients will share a room (with two double beds) with another student.  Roommate requests can be submitted during registration. This also applies to faculty scholarships.

If your lodging is not covered by scholarship/sponsorship/administration, you would need to make your own lodging arrangements.

If you accepted WiCyS scholarship, please do not make room reservations for March 30th and 31st, as those reservations will be proceed by us and you will receive confirmation number in time.

A group rate of $232 per night (single occupancy) has been negotiated with the hotel.

For those needed governmental rates, please contact Janelle Straach at jstraach AT utdallas DOT edu for details and availability.

We encourage you to stay at the conference hotel, but if it is not available, please check the other “overflow” hotels noted below or use the Google map (also below.)

WiCyS sponsored transportation from the PHX airport to JW Marriott Resort (in Tucson)

From PHX airport to JW Marriott:

Thursday March 30, 2017 at 11 am and at 2:00 pm ONLY (54 passenger capacity). Please click here for the bus schedule.

There is NO WiCyS sponsored transportation to/from PHX on any other days.

If you are flying out of PHX (to go home) you will have to make your own transportation arrangements.

Please remember that it is a 2.5 hour drive from Tucson to Phoenix.

WiCyS sponsored transportation from/to TUS airport and to/from JW Marriott Resort:

From TUS to the JW Marriott:

Thursday March 30, 2017 every 90 minutes starting at 8:00 am and ending at 9:00 pm. TUS airport pick-up location will be posted on this website closer to the conference.

From JW Marriott to TUS:

Saturday April 1, 2017 every 90 minutes starting at 12:00 noon and ending at 6:30 pm. Pick-up location is in front of the main lobby.

If you are planning to stay an extra night and fly back on Sunday, we recommend booking a hotel for Saturday night on your own near the airport that provides shuttle service. There will be no shuttle bus transportation provided from the conference to the airport on Sunday. You will be able to take the conference provided shuttle to the airport on Saturday and then catch the hotel shuttle from the airport to the hotel.

Primary Overflow Hotel

The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Airport is the only overflow hotel in which WiCyS will provide conference transportation.

The DoubleTree offers complimentary 24-hour Tucson airport transfers. Rates vary in $80-$214 range with Gov. rate option. No special rates have been negotiated with the hotel. Attendees will be responsible to book their own rooms.

Venue Transportation for Attendees

WiCyS will provide the following complimentary bus transportation for conference attendees. Bus will pick up attendees in front of the DoubleTree.

Bus transportation on Thurs. Mar. 30th

From DoubleTree to JW Marriott = pickups at 11:15 am & 3:15 pm

From JW Marriott to DoubleTree = pickup at 9:15 pm

Bus transportation on Fri. Mar. 31st

From DoubleTree to JW Marriott = pickup at 6:45 am

JW Marriott to DoubleTree = pickup at 9:15 pm

Bus transportation on Sat. Apr. 1st

From DoubleTree to JW Marriott = pickup at 7:15 am

From JW Marriott to Tucson airport = every 90 minutes starting at 12 noon and ending at 6:00 pm

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Airport

7051 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85756

Other Overflow Hotels


The following hotels are about 6 miles from the JW Marriott. WiCyS will not provide transportation to/from the hotels to the resort. Attendees must make their own reservations for these hotels.

Comfort Inn Tucson 

1560 W Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ, 85745


$84 – $105


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites I-10 & Grant Road 

1564 W Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85745




Hampton Inn Tucson-North 

1375 W Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745




Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tucson City Center, AZ 

705 N Freeway, Tucson, AZ 85745


$112 – $132

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