Travel Information

Passports & Visas

To enter the United States of America, a valid passport is required as well as a visa for visitors from most countries. You may find information specific to your country or region by contacting your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Or, you may get visa information and check for embassy and consulate locations on this U.S. Department of State website:

If you require an invitation to the meeting on ISHRS letterhead for the purpose of obtaining a visa, you may request this during the registration process, or by contacting ISHRS Headquarters Office at +1-630-262-5399 or

Medical and Other Insurance

Check with your personal medical insurance plan before leaving your home country to ensure you have adequate travel insurance. Visitors are urged to take out insurance to cover losses incurred in the case of cancellation, medical expenses, and/or damage to or loss of personal effects whenever traveling outside of their own country.

Airport & Ground Transportation Information

The conference venue, the Sheraton Denver Downtown, is located 22 miles/35-45 minutes from Denver International Airport (airport code: DEN).

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Taxi: Taxis are available from the airport on Level 5, Island 1, outside doors 505, 507 and 511 (Terminal East) and Doors 506, 510 and 512 Terminal West). Click here to learn more.

The taxi airport flat rate is the same for all taxi companies. The fare to and from Denver International Airport and downtown is a flat rate of $66.00 USD + $5.03 USD gate fee + $5.00 USD for any additional drops. Confirm with your taxi driver that they will charge you this flat rate.

Ride Share: Ride share services like Uber and Lyft are available from Denver International Airport (DEN) from Level 5, Island 5.

Airport Train: For $10 each way, travelers can take the airport rail, known as the A Line, from DEN to Denver Union Station and vice versa. The Sheraton Denver Downtown is located one mile from Union Station. The 23-mile ride takes about 37 minutes. Board the train at the DEN Transit Center (look for the signs that say Transit Center instead of airport rail), Level 1, adjacent to the Westin Denver International Airport Hotel. Tickets can be purchased on rail line platforms at the ticket vending machines. The train from DEN to Denver Union Station runs every 15 minutes between 5:12AM and 7:27PM, and every 30 minutes outside of those hours. Click here to learn more.

Hotel Parking: If you are driving to the meeting, the Sheraton Denver Downtown’s current parking rates are:
On-site valet parking at $59/day
On-site self-parking at $49/day

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Additional Information

Weather: October temperatures in Denver are generally between 37°F and 68°F (3°C and 20°C) with three days of rain. If you plan for pre- or post-outings up in the mountains, be prepared for cooler temperatures as it gets colder as you go up in elevation.

Time Zone: United States Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

Recommended Attire: The attire for the ISHRS World Congress is business and for the Gala Dinner it is formal/black tie or a costume representative of your country.

Local Taxes: Standard sales tax rate is 4.81%.


  • Restaurants: 15-20% is the customary standard tip for servers and bartenders, with 20%+ being the expectation for good service. You may calculate the tip on the pre-tax total. Do check as some restaurants add a mandatory tip.
  • Taxi Drivers: 15-20%
  • Housekeeping: $1 to $5 tip per day, depending on the level of the hotel, your room size and cleaning service provided.
  • Room Service: If the hotel has not already added a gratuity, tip the room service person the same you would a server or bartender which is 15-20%.
  • Bell Service: Standard tip is $1 per bag.

Electrical power is standardized in all states across the USA. It is set at 110 Volts and 60 cycles.

Standard electric plugs, as illustrated below, have two flat blades and some plugs have a third, round grounding pin. Almost all buildings are equipped with electrical outlets that can accommodate either type of plug.