SpringSim'14 Attendee Info

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Accommodations & Travel

To facilitate your travel to SpringSim'14, this page provides valuable information about local excursions, hotel information, visa memos, transportation info, and other information. As you plan your travel, please check the information provided on this page. Please note that the local committee is making every effort to facilitate your travel arrangements.

Room Reservations Airport Information
Registration Fees Transportation to Hotel
Registration Forms Local Excursions
Hotel Information Travel Visa Information
Directions to the Hotel How to get a Student/Retiree Discount


Conference Registration Fees:

SpringSim 2014
  Early Registration Regular Registration Late/Onsite
Dates On/Before January 31 February 1 - April 6 On/After April 7
Member $695.00 $750.00 $795.00
Non-Member $780.00 $835.00 $880.00
*Students/Retirees must submit verification forms to get a discount

Note: Full-time students and retirees are eligible for a 50% discount on this event. Please click here to learn more.


Registration Forms:

Online Registration Instructions
Generic Registration Form

Please click here to register for the conference.


Room Reservations

SpringSim'14 will be held April 13- 16, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL, USA, located at 2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607, USA, Tel: (813) 874-1234. SCS has made special arrangements with the hotel for SpringSim'14 attendees. The rate is $149 to $199 per night (USD) depending on room type and stay dates.


Hotel Information

Welcome to Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. We believe luxury hotels should offer more than just a good night's sleep and we take pride in offering you the best of everything, from great restaurants to luxury accommodations and unparalleled service. Whether you find yourself in Florida for business or pleasure, it should be a worry-free experience that delights the senses. When you choose our hotel, you can take advantage of easy access to the very best of Tampa Bay while planning your perfect stay.

Hotel Features


Directions to the Hotel

Hotel Address

2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, Florida, USA, 33607,
Tel: +1 813 874 1234 , Fax: +1 813 207 6790


From the airport:
Take Highway 60 West toward Clearwater. From 60 West. Exit onto Bayport Drive. Follow exit road underneath the overpass and continue straight onto Bayport Drive.

From the south/St Petersburg/Sarasota:
I-75 to I-275 North. Exit Highway 60 West/ Clearwater/Tampa International Airport/Veterans Expy. Follow signs for 60 West/ Clearwater. From 60 West, exit onto Bayport Drive. Follow exit road underneath the overpass. Straight onto Bayport Drive.

From the north/downtown Tampa/ Orlando:
I-275 South. Exit at Highway 60 West/Tampa International Airport/Veteran’s Expy. Follow sign for 60 West/Clearwater. From 60 West, exit at Bayport Drive. Follow exit road underneath the overpass. Straight onto Bayport Drive.

From the north via Veteran’s Expressway:
Veteran’s Expressway south toward Tampa. Exit 60 West/Clearwater. Exit onto Bayport Drive. Follow exit road underneath the overpass. Straight onto Bayport Drive.

From the West/Clearwater:
Take State Road 60 East toward Tampa Take the Bayport Drive exit. Turn right at the stop sign onto Bayport Drive.


Airport Information

Tampa International Airport (Airport Code: TPA)
4100 George J Bean Inbound Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 870-8700

Driving Directions from Airport to the Hotel: see above.


Transportation to Hotel

Complimentary Shuttle: Available 5:00 AM – 1:00 AM daily, to the hotel from Tampa International airport (5 minutes away), departing the hotel every half hour. Courtesy phone marked Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay located in any baggage claim area.

To and from International Plaza and Westshore Mall for shopping. See Guest Services for daily times.

La Liberty Limo: 866 544 LIMO (866 544 5466)

Taxi: $15 each way from the airport to the hotel; $26 from the hotel to downtown and bus station.

Bus Station: 20 minutes, from Downtown Station.

Amtrak: 10 miles, Approximately 15 minutes, Taxi $26 one way.


Local Excursions

See the Tampa Tourism Bureau web site for a list of Local Attractions & Things to Do while you're in Tampa.


Travel Visa Information

For traveling to the United States, attendees should be particularly aware and careful about Visa requirements and should plan travel well in advance. If you require a visa memo, please send your name, mailing address and fax number to scs@scs.org, and for those with accepted papers, please include the title and all authors of your paper. All this information is necessary, and missing any of it will delay the issuing of the memo. We will assist in providing visa memos for attending the conference. Please note that it may take several days for a visa memo to be sent out after it is requested. Please plan accordingly.