SICB Annual Meeting 2016
January 3-7, 2016
Oregon Convention Center - Portland, OR

Hotel & Travel

IMPORTANT: When you arrive at Portland International Airport:
You can take the MAX light rail train from the Portland airport to the hotels and convention center. The MAX terminal is located at the SW corner of the airport terminal – just follow the signs towards ground transportation, at the far end of the baggage claim area. All meeting participants will receive at registration a one-week TriMet pass, which is valid on all forms of public transportation in Portland (MAX light rail, buses, Portland Street Car). However, to get from the airport to the hotels you will have to purchase a 2.5-hour MAX ticket BEFORE getting on the train using the pay stations or kiosks near the exit to the train terminal. From the airport, board the Red Line MAX train bearing the sign, City Center & Beaverton; there is a Convention Center stop, but for the Doubletree Hotel get off at the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave stop, and for the downtown Hilton use the Pioneer Square stop; check the TriMet website ( for the closest stop to other hotels.

Beware of Housing Pirates: The only official housing bureau for SICB is Travel Portland. Travel Portland does not make outbound calls for reservations/sales. If you are contacted by an agency other than Travel Portland offering to make your hotel reservations for the SICB Annual Meeting 2016, we urge you to not use their services and report this to SICB and/or Travel Portland immediately. The rooms these agencies offer are usually at higher rates, are non-refundable and/or carry a significant cancellation penalty.

Hotel Reservations

This year SICB and Travel Portland offer a housing website for the 2016 Annual Meeting. For more information and to book your room, follow this link.

Car Rental

Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology is proud to partner with Advantage Rent A Car to offer great rates on a rental cars throughout the year, throughout the US. The offer provides a 10% discount off their already low internet rates. Choose from a wide variety of vehicles from a new fleet of vehicles – compact to luxury cars and SUVs. Click the link below to book your car.
Please also feel free to reach out to our Advantage Rent A Car representative, Patti Williams. She can be reached at

Child Care

If you are interested in child care during the meeting, fill in our survey at We will publish further information closer to the meeting here.