CNMS User Meeting 2016
August 9-12
Oak Ridge, TN

Travel and Lodging

Hotel Deadline

Group Rate ($89) at the Comfort Inn until July 29

Book through hotel website listed below
or phone hotel and use reference "CNMS 2016"

Location: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The 2016 CNMS User Meeting will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the conference rooms of the CNMS and the Spallation Neutron Source.

Please note that the user meeting and workshops will take place inside the ORNL campus. Although a registration fee is not collected, meeting registration is required for site access. On-site registration will NOT be available.

Driving Directions to Meeting Location: Attendees may drive their own vehicles to ORNL, but must allow an extra 30 minutes for processing at the security portal. For those driving, take Bethel Valley Road westbound to the security portal, stop and show identification for each member in the vehicle (mention you are attending the CNMS User Meeting). Upon approval, continue westbound on Bethel Valley Road for about 3 miles to the first traffic signal. See additional information here for directions, maps, and GPS coordinates.

Bus transportation can be provided from the Comfort Inn Hotel in Oak Ridge to the User Meeting and Workshops. A schedule will be posted closer to the meeting date. Pick-up and return will be at the beginning and end of the day's activities only (late arrival or early return will have to be coordinated by the individual).

Airport, Car Rental, and Taxi Services: ORNL's website provides links to airports, car rentals, flight schedules as well as area maps. Oak Ridge, TN is served by the airport in Knoxville (abbreviation TYS), about 30 minutes away.

Effective March 30, 2015
ORNL has become fully compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005. This Act requires that anyone accessing a Federal Facility, which ORNL is, must present a compliant form of identification. State-issued driver's licenses that are not REAL ID compliant will no longer be accepted as proof of identity at ORNL. If you are from one of the noncompliant states, you will need to provide another form of approved identification as listed at You will not be allowed entry to any ORNL facility unless you have a form of compliant identification. If you have questions about this change, please contact the ORNL Visitor Center. Foreign national visitors are not affected. Foreign Nationals are required to present a visa and passport upon arrival at the ORNL Visitor Center.

Lodging: Invited Speakers will be notified of their travel arrangements.

A room block is held at the *Comfort Inn on a first come, first serve basis. Other options are provided below. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements. Limited funds may be available to offset local housing costs for students. Interested students should contact Tony Haynes. Submission of an abstract is required.

*Comfort Inn
Room block available

433 S. Rutgers Avenue
Oak Ridge
Tel (865) 481-8200
Staybridge Suites
420 S. Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge
Tel (865) 298-0050
Quality Inn
216 S. Rutgers Avenue
Oak Ridge
Tel (865) 483-6809
DoubleTree by Hilton
215 S. Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge
Tel (865) 481-2468
Hampton Inn
208 S. Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge
Tel (865) 482-7889