US Conference 2024
The 2024 Annual Conference will be held at the Marriott Hartford Downtown, located in Hartford, Connecticut. The Marriott Hartford Downtown is centrally located near many different attractions, all within a short distance of the venue!
There are quite a few restaurants near the Marriott Hartford Downtown! Some of these restaurants are very popular; we suggest using a service like OpenTable to book your spots in advance.
Salute is a trendy Italian restaurant with an upscale menu of pasta and grilled dishes, and currently the top-rated restaurant on Trip Advisor. Learn more about Salute by clicking here.
Max's Trumbull Kitchen
Max's Trumbull Kitchen offers a diverse menu that combines flavors from different cultures around the world, especially the influence of Mexican cuisine. Learn more about Max's Trumbull Kitchen by clicking here.
Bear's Smokehouse BBQ
Located at 25 Front Street, Bear's Smokehouse BBQ offers authentic Kansas City-style wood-smoked BBQ (just in case you didn't catch us in Kansas City in 2022 and 2023). This restaurant is only a few minutes from the Connecticut Convention Center - an easy walk! Learn more by clicking here.
Agave Grill features an eclectic menu of modern Mexican masterpieces and a large selection of tequila! Learn more about Agave Grill by clicking here.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
The former home of abolitionist and author Harriott Beecher Stowe is a must-see while you're in Hartford; there are interactive guided tours and the Nook Farm Neighborhood Walking Tour too. To learn more, click here.
Connecticut Science Center
If you plan on bringing your family along for the conference (or if you just really love cool science), the Connecticut Science Center is very close to the conference venue. Learn more about the Connecticut Science Center by clicking here.
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza is a landscaped park over I-91 in downtown Hartford. A great place for a walk to get some fresh air! Learn more here.
Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden
The Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden showcases art from Connecticut Artists as a permanent, outdoor art gallery. It also connects two of Hartford's most well-known works of public art, Calder's Stegosaurus and Carl Andre's Stone Field. Learn more here.