Come for the Conference stay for the 4th July fun!

Did you know that the week of the Congress is a week full of free entertainment for all members of the family? The Wawa Welcome America festival runs from June 28 – July 4 and culminates in one of the best fireworks displays in the United States. Celebrate the Fourth of July with your family all week long! Where better to celebrate the birthday of the United States then in the home of the Constitution.

Welcome America Festival

Welcome to Philadelphia!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a city known as the birthplace of the US Constitution and the first World Heritage city in the United States. Philadelphia is celebrated not only for its history and but also for its friendliness, great food and exciting nightlife.


Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Located in the nation’s first skyscraper, Loews Philadelphia combines living history with warm sophistication – just like the city of Philadelphia!  Located in the heard of Center City and close to the Liberty Bell, the Loews Philadelphia Hotel is the perfect location for exploring this historic city, especially over the July 4th celebration week.


  • Fitness Center and Indoor Pool
  • Spa
  • Choice of stylish bars, restaurants and coffee shops
  • Complimentary WiFi


A block of rooms has been reserved for ICIS Delegates at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.  This rate is available until Friday June 8, 2018 or until the block is full.

 $189 / per room   for single or double occupancy

*Rate does not include applicable local taxes of 15.50% per room, per night

Family Friendly Loews Hotel

Are you bringing your family to ICIS 2018?  With portable cribs, rollaway beds, and family suite rooms, the Loews Hotel is set up for a family get away.

Onsite Facilities
With a private nursing/feeding room with comfortable chairs and a fridge to store milk, we hope to provide a welcome environment for our youngest conference delegates!  Children and their care givers are welcome on the conference floor, at the receptions and even in sessions.
If you require additional assistance, please contact us

If you require a caregiver while you’re in a session, the following company is highly recommended by the Loews Hotel.

Your Other Hands

Book by Phone: 1-877-878-3629

to receive the delegate rates, quote ICIS 2018

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Room Share

Interested in finding fellow delegates to share hotel rooms with during ICIS 2018? If so, please fill out our Roomshare form

Getting to Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States and the fifth largest in the country.  Philadelphia is accessible by car, train, bus, plane and even cruise ship!   Philadelphia International Airport is seven miles from Center City and serves more than 25 airlines, including Southwest Airlines, with daily nonstop flights from Chicago, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa Bay. There are direct or connecting flights from major hubs such as New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, etc.

Philadelphia International Airport

Twenty-five airlines offer 525 daily departures to 129 destinations, including 38 international destinations.


Philly is a major hub along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and Keystone lines Hourly service from Washington and New York

More Travel Options

More information on travel options can be found by checking the Visit Philly website

Passports & Visas

While visas are not currently required some nationalities, visitors are required to have a valid passport.  Information on nationalities requiring a visa may be obtained from the US Department of State website ( . The ICIS Secretariat and Podium Conference Specialists will provide assistance in obtaining visas in the form of support letters once registration is confirmed and fully paid for.

You can request a visa support letter once you have registered and paid in full please.

Electronic System For Travel Authorization (ESTA)

Depending on where you reside, you may be required to apply for an ESTA to gain entry into the USA. Please click on the link below for further details, and to determine your individual status

Local Info

Tipping is expected in Philadelphia with the standard tip of 15 – 20% of the bill
The currency in Philadelphia is the US Dollar
Major credit cards are widely accepted
Under Pennsylvania law smoking is not permitted in all enclosed public places in Philadelphia.
120 Volts
From March to October, Philadelphia operates in the Eastern Daylight Time (UTC – 5 hours)
Include smart casual clothes for the conference. Smart attire is recommended for the Opening Reception.
Visit Philadelphia Tourism  – for more information!

Why We Love Philadelphia

Best Urban Trail in America

USA Today and 10 Best Readers Choice Awards

No. 2 Best Shopping City in the World

Conde Nast Traveler 2015 Reader's Choice Awards

No. 1 Most Exciting Place to See in the U.S. in 2016

Lonely Planet

One of America’s Greatest Eating Cities

Bon Apetit

One of ’25 Incredible Destinations’ from Across the Globe

Fodor Travel's Go List 2016

No. 1 Place to Go in the U.S. in 2015

N.Y. Times