Meeting Venue

The IOCS-2023 meeting will take place at the University of South Florida (USF), St. Petersburg Campus, on the 2nd floor of the Student Center. The address:

USF Student Center [website]
200 6th Ave S,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
USF Telephone: +1 727-873-7748

Click here to take a virtual tour of the location.


Participants of the IOCS are eligible for discounted room rates at select hotels in the walkable downtown St. Petersburg area (see rates below) The hotels are approximately a 10-minute walk to the meeting venue. The discounted rates include free WiFi and use of the pool and fitness room. Breakfast can be included depending on the hotel choice. 

Click the respective links below to make a room reservation at the special IOCS-meeting rates. These rates will be available on a first come first served basis until 1 October 2023. 

Hotel IOCS-Link Amenities  Room Rate /night

AC Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown

(IOCS Reservation Link)

Wifi, Pool, Fitness center. $179 + tax single/double occupancy
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg Downtown

(IOCS Reservation Link)


Breakfast (with Hyatt Place membership, free sign-up online)

Wifi, Pool, Fitness center.

$239 + tax single/double occupancy

+$10/night for triple or quad occupancy


The meeting venue on the USF St. Petersburg Campus is accessible by air, sea and land. See the following information on how to get to USF. Visit the USF website for more information. (Ensure that you are navigating to the St. Petersburg USF Campus (address above) and not the campus located in Tampa)

Nearest International Airports

Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Major international airport

4160 George J. Bean Parkway, Suite 2400
Tampa, FL 33607, USA
website: ​​

Link to information on ground transportation to get to St. Petersburg Downtown

St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
Domestic & Canada

Suite 221, 14700 Terminal Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33762, USA

Link to information on ground transportation to get to St. Petersburg Downtown

By Land
To approach the USF St. Petersburg campus from Interstate 275, take exit 22 and merge onto Interstate 175. Continue straight onto 5th Ave S then turn right onto 3rd St S. Turn left onto 6th Ave S. The University Student Center/ Welcome Center is located on the right.

By Public Transportation
Visit the Pinellas Suncoast Transportation Authority (PSTA) for a bus map and general information.


Foreign nationals entering the United States are required to have a valid passport, and in some cases a valid US visa. Please confirm with your nearest US Embassy or Consulate whether you require a visa to enter the United States, and start the process early as visa processing times have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.