Travel Information

Conference Location

BRC Rice University BRC
6500 Main St, Houston, TX 77030

The purpose of the BRC is to provide an innovative physical and programmatic environment where scientists and educators collaborate to conduct bio-related research. It is an interdisciplinary, cross-campus, and inter-institutional resource for new and better ways to collaborate, discover, learn and lead. The BioScience Research Collaborative is thoughtfully designed to facilitate and encourage interactions among researchers. It is equipped for cutting-edge laboratory, theoretical and computational investigations, and features ten floors of research labs, centers, Rice classrooms and auditoriums. It is designed to eventually accommodate a visualization center and an entire floor dedicated to biomedical informatics. It now is gold level certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Parking Information

Hotel Parking
Valet parking:

Airport Information

Goerge Bush Intercontinental Airport: 24 miles from the Hotel.

Hotel Information

Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District

Map and Directions

Room Rate: $169 Double or King

Reservation details: please use this special link to make a reservation.

Local attractions

Some information on local attractions cam be found below:here.

Conference space

The meeting space layout can be found below:

ICIBM 2024 Travel Awards: Call for Applications

The goal of the ICIBM 2024 Travel Award is to encourage the participation of young scientists in training, including graduate, undergraduate, and high school students as well as postdoctoral fellows. Specific consideration will be given to qualified applicants from underrepresented populations, minority institutes, female trainees, or those that need special financial support to attend ICIBM 2023.

Travel awards of $600 per trainee will be available for students and postdocs attending ICIBM 2024, covering registration and some travel costs. The awards are made possible through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, and we anticipate being able to offer at least 20 awards. Eligibility for the awards is limited to trainees from the United States and Canada.

To be considered for an award the candidate must:

  1. Submit a paper/abstract to the conference by the deadline July 5, 2024 (the first author of the ICIBM papers can submit their abstract of the papers again)
  2. Be the first author on the paper/abstract
  3. Must be an active trainee in an academic institute
  4. Complete and submit the award application form by the deadline September 11, 2024

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated based on the submitted paper/abstract using the following criteria: (1) relevance to the topics of the conference, (2) significance of the work, and (3) soundness of the results. The selected awardees will be notified via email prior to the meeting and publicly announced during the closing ceremony.

The award application form can be downloaded from here. Please send the completed form to Award Committee chairs. For questions regarding the Travel Awards, please contact the Award Committee chairs.

Benefits for travel awardees

ICIBM 2024 will feature a diverse program including educational and scientific sessions, a poster session, and opportunities for social networking. As part of our efforts to promote learning and career development among travel awardees, we are excited to offer the following interactive and educational activities: (1) Tutorials and Workshops, (2) Poster session, (3) Opportunities for interacting with the keynote speakers and established investigators, and (4) Networking dinner with keynote speakers and leaders in the field of informatics.

Travel Directions

If you come from George Bush International Airport, Link to Google Map.