Travel Information

Travel by air

Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations.

Two major airports serve the Dallas-Fort Worth area—Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)—both of which are convenient to the hotel. Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport is located 19 miles from the hotel. Dallas Love Field is located seven miles from the hotel and operates flights nationally and regionally through Southwest, Continental Express and American Airlines/American Eagle.

For directions to the Sheraton Dallas, please click here.

Travel Documents

Please check that you have a valid PASSPORT and that you obtain a VISA, if necessary. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements. Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel. If you are eligible to travel on the VWP, but prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) visa. A B1 visa is issued to business visitors who wish to enter the U.S. for a temporary period to engage in legitimate business activities, such as meetings, conferences, negotiating contracts and consultations. B1 visa holders may not work in the U.S. and may not be paid from a U.S. source. Please check the specific documentation requirements at the U.S. embassy, consulate or representation in your area.

For detailed Visa information, please see: http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html

If the embassy strictly requires an invitation letter from the organization, please send an email to Diane Cook, Co-chair. Please include your full name and post address. Text of the standard letter includes your name, the name of the conference (ICDM 2013), the dates (December 7 – 10, 2013) and the location (Dallas, Texas, USA). If you need certain additional information to be included in the letter, please send the details to Professor Cook.

Climate

In December, the average high for Dallas is 58°F (14°C) and the average low is 39°F (3.9°C).. December typically is a cloudy month with three or fewer days of rain.

Currency

U.S. Dollar

Voltage

The voltage throughout the U.S. is 120 V, generated at 60Hz. It is advisable to bring an adapter for a type A electrical outlet (see http://electricaloutlet.org/type-a).

Time

Dallas is located in the U.S. Central Standard Time zone which is one hour behind U.S. Eastern Standard Time and five hours less than GMT.

Dress standards

Casual clothing will be perfect for all activities.

Smoking

Smoking is Prohibited

  • In all indoor and enclosed areas in the city including workplaces
  • Within 15 feet of any entrance to an indoor or enclosed area
  • In any area designated as nonsmoking by the owner, operator, or person in control of the area and marked with a no smoking sign.

 

Insurance and disclaimer

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. All delegates must make their own individual arrangements with respect to travel, medical and other insurances.

 

The conference organization will not take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Similarly, the conference organization will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss or damage to their personal property as a result of the ICDM conference or related events.