RTSS 2018

Venue & Accommodation

Conference Venue & Hotel

RTSS 2018 will be held at the Hilton Nashville Downtown hotel located at 121 4th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37201, USA in the heart of Nashville downtown. Nashville is the capital city of the State of Tennessee, USA. It is referred to as Music City USA for its rich musical heritage and recording studios, and also as the Athens of the South for its numerous institutions of higher learning including Vanderbilt University. Nashville observes the US Central Time Zone. At the time of the conference, it will be on Central Standard Time (UTC -6).

Transportation between Nashville International Airport and Hilton Downtown

The hotel is located less than 10 miles from the Nashville International Airport (Airport code: BNA). Ground transportation is available at the lower level (one level below baggage claim). Flat rate to downtown on taxis is $25. Uber and Lyft are also available. The Nashville Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates Bus number 18 (schedule and map) between the airport and downtown. Travelers board the bus at the airport stop (number 7 on the map) and get off at Music City Center (number 2 on the map).  The conference venue and hotel is only 0.2 miles walk from the music city center.

Traveling to/from Nashville

The airport is served by all major USA airlines and has direct flights from most US port-of-entry cities (e.g., Atlanta, Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis-St.Paul (MSP), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK), Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington Dulles (IAD)) for International travelers, and almost all major cities of the USA for domestic travelers.

Inside the Hotel: Conference Workshops & Main Conference

The main conference and workshops will be held on the second floor as shown in the picture below and can be accessed via the stairway or elevators. Conference breakfast/lunch will be on the first floor (main lobby floor) as shown. Hotel concierge is on the right side as you enter the main lobby.

Conference Banquet

The conference banquet will be held on Thursday December 13, 2018 in the Country Music Hall of Fame, which is located just across the street from the conference hotel.


USA uses the US Dollar. Both credit cards and cash are accepted in most locations. Tips are appreciated, and in restaurants these are usually 15% or higher.


A room block has been booked at the conference hotel. Please make your reservations here to receive the special room rate of 219 USD per night. Note that the special room rates are only available until November 19th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.