Local Arrangements

Conference Facility:

The conference and the tutorial preceding the conference will take place at Duncan Hall on the campus of Rice University. The location for other conference events (Conference Social and the Army Wilks Award Banquet) will likely also be in Duncan Hall on Rice University.

Travel to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites:

More detailed information about the hotel (including driving directions) is available at http://www.hi-medcenter.com/

Travel between the Hotel and Conference:

Bus transportation will be provided between the conference hotel and the conference as parking is not widely available on the campus and the walk may be a bit too far. The conference location is just a bit under a mile from the hotel. The bus schedule calls for blocks of time, usually an hour increment, during which a Rice University bus will make trips between the two locations. The schedule is as follows.

Mon 7:30 - 8:30 AM

Mon 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Tue 7:30 - 8:30 AM

Tue 12:00 -1:00 PM

Tue 6:15 - 8:15 PM

Wed 7:30 - 8:30 AM

Wed 5:15 - 7:15 PM

Wed 9:00 - 10:00 PM

Thr 7:30 - 8:30 AM

Thr 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Fri 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Fri 11:00 - 12:00 PM


There is a hotel shuttle that can accommodate small numbers of passengers if you miss the scheduled transportation, but availability is dependent on other guests’ needs.


Food service for the entire conference is being addressed by providing box lunches for Mon, Wed, and Thr. There will be a few choices, including something suitable for vegetarians. For simplicity, this has been included as part of the registration.


Rice Statistics is hosting this year’s social at Duncan Hall (Martel Hall/Lobby). The social is from 6:30 to 8:00 on Tuesday evening. All conference attendees and Rice Statistics students are invited. The social is open bar.

Wilks Award Banquet:

The Wilks Award Banquet will be held at Duncan Hall (Martel Hall/Lobby) on Wednesday evening, beginning with the social at 6:30.


The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Houston Medical Center. A limited number of rooms have been set aside for the conference. You may book on the web or call. The appropriate web site is given below.

  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Houston Medical Center
    6800 Main Street Houston, TX 77030

    Phone: 713-528-7744 / Fax: 713-577-1233
    (50 rooms in the block)
    • $95/$95 Single/Double (Subject to state and local taxes [ 17%])
    • Reference: ACAS
    • The web site below is structured specifically for our room block. If the block is full, check with the hotel for availability.


Please make your reservations early! The rooms have been blocked only through 28 September!

  • The current government per diem for Durham is $95 lodging / $56 meals.

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