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June 25-28, 2019
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Registration opens February 2019

Getting to Cleveland

Cleveland sits within a 500-mile radius of nearly half of the U.S. population - only six hours from similarly awesome cities like Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is 12 miles from downtown and offers an abundance of nonstop flights around the country and internationally via all major carriers. Located just 50 miles east of Cleveland, Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) boasts the lowest average airfares in the state of Ohio.

Complimentary Shuttle:

A shuttle, sponsored by Greenius by LS Training System, is available for attendees during select times before and after the show to help you save on travel costs! You will need to provide your travel information and select a pick up and departure time for each traveler. Arrivals will drop off at the hotels listed below. Friday departures will only leave from the Hilton Cleveland Downtown (Ontario St. exit). Pick ups and departures will leave each hour during the time frames listed below.

Tuesday, June 26 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27 | 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  
Friday: 2 p.m. - 6 pm


Driving Directions:

From North: I-90 W and OH-2 W to W 3rd St. W 3rd St. exit from OH-2 W. Continue on W 3rd St. to W Lakeside Ave.

From South: I-77 N to E 14th St. Exit 163 from I-77 N. Take OH-14 W/OH-8 N/US-422 W to Lakeside Ave E.

From East: I-80 W/Ohio Turnpike. Merge to I-77 N. Follow I-77 N to E 14th St. Take exit 163 from I-77 N. Take OH-14 W/OH-8 N/US-422 W to Lakeside Ave E.

From West: I-90 E to West Blvd in Cleveland. Exit 167 from I-90 E. Continue on West Blvd to US-20 E/Clifton Blvd. W 6th St Exit

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Huntington Convention Center

300 Lakeside Ave E., Cleveland, OH 44113

The Huntington Convention Center is part of a connected campus, which makes all the meeting spaces for the 21st Annual Snow & Ice Symposium easily accessible for attendees. It is connected to the Global Center for Health Innovation and our host hotel, the Hilton Cleveland Downtown.

The trade show will be held in Exhibit Hall AB which spans over 140,000 square feet. For easy access to the show, attendees should enter from the Hilton Cleveland Downtown or through the Global Center for Health Innovation on St. Clair Ave.

 

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Parking Rates

Not staying at a hotel? Here are the best options for parking:

Memorial Garage
300 St. Clair NE Cleveland, OH 44113
Mon-Sun 24 hours | $13 Daily | 985 spaces

Huntington Garage (Primary Entrance)
1141 W 3rd St Cleveland, OH 44114
Mon-Fri 6am-12am | $10.00 Daily | 1,000 spaces

Huntington Garage (Secondary Entrance)
101 Lakeside Ave Cleveland, OH 44114  
 

Hilton Cleveland Downtown (host)

100 Lakeside Ave E., Cleveland, OH 44114

The Hilton Cleveland Downtown is in the heart of Cleveland's vibrant downtown area and connected to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Stay at the host hotel for the best networking opportunities at the show. This hotel is the only site for multiple workshops and evening receptions. Popular attractions, dining, and entertainment are also just minutes away, making the host hotel is the perfect base for exploring Cleveland.

 

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Hotel Details

The hotel cut off dates for group rates are now closed. We recommend calling your hotel of choice and letting them know you are with our program, but discounted rates can no longer be guaranteed. 

Reservations:
 Non SIMA block booking link 
(different rates)

Room Rates:
$189 USD for single/double rate. 
($199 for King Corner rooms)

Cut off date: June 5, 2018


Hotel Policies: A deposit of one night's stay is required to hold each reservation. Should you cancel, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 3 working days (72 hours) prior to date of arrival and cancellation number is obtained. If you book early and decide not to attend, please cancel before June 5th so other attendees have access to booking within the block.

Check-in: 4:00 p.m. |  Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

Parking: Valet parking (surface lot) is available for $36 per day with in and out privileges. Self parking is currently not available at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. There is a possibility that self parking will be open by June.


DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown (overflow)

1111 Lakeside Ave E., Cleveland, OH 44114

This alternative or overflow hotel is an additional option for show attendees and is only 0.3 miles from the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. 

Hotel Details

The hotel cut off dates for group rates are now closed. We recommend calling your hotel of choice and letting them know you are with our program, but discounted rates can no longer be guaranteed. 

Reservations:
  Non SIMA block booking link 
(different rates)

Room Rates:
$179 USD  

Cut off date: June 1, 2018

Hotel Policies: A deposit of one night's stay is required to hold each reservation. Should you cancel, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 3 working days (72 hours) prior to date of arrival and cancellation number is obtained. In the event a guest checks out prior to check-out date, an early checkout fee ($50) will be charged unless the hotel is notified before or upon guests arrival. 

Check-in: 3:00 p.m. |  Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

Parking: Self parking in attached garage at $18 per day with in/out privileges. 


Drury Plaza Hotel (overflow)

1380 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

This alternative or overflow hotel is an additional option for show attendees and is only 0.3 miles from the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. 

Hotel Details

The hotel cut off dates for group rates are now closed. We recommend calling your hotel of choice and letting them know you are with our program, but discounted rates can no longer be guaranteed. 

Reservations:
 Non SIMA block booking link 
(different rates)

Room Rates:
$150 USD single/double rate; $160 USD triple rate; $170 USD quad rate
*Rate includes FREE BREAKFAST and Cocktail hour.

Cut off date: June 4, 2018

Hotel Policies: Individual reservations must be cancelled prior to 12:00 p.m. on the confirmed date of arrival in order to avoid a fee equal to one night’s room rate plus tax. Hotel requires a valid credit card and photo ID to be presented at check in.

Check-in: 3:00 p.m. |  Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

Parking: Overnight parking available at a charge of $28 +tax per car/night. (Valet Only)

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Show Your Badge Program

Once downtown, you can ditch your cars and either walk around the city or ride one of the Regional Transit Authority's (known to Clevelanders as RTA) buses and rail routes into surrounding neighborhoods and inner-ring suburbs. RTA offers four downtown trolley routes – COMPLETELY FREE – that run every 10-15 minutes, seven days a week.

Destination Cleveland works with area venues and business's to offer a Show Your Badge Program which offers specials on sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, bars and more to meetings and convention attendees. To participate, simply show your symposium badge to any of the participating partners listed and receive their exclusive offer. If your family is coming to CLE and do not have a badge, they can ask someone at the registration desk to print them a special pass to use for this program. The pass will not grant family members/guests access to any symposium functions unless they have specifically registered for the show or special events.

Interested in exploring further? Check out these Cleveland Neighborhoods and suggestions for what to do when you get there.

Coordinated Tours

SIMA has also coordinated a couple private tours available to attendees on Friday afternoon. To attend, you must sign up and pay separate from your show registration. If the tours do not gain enough interest, they will be cancelled and you will be refunded. 

Brew Bus Weeknight Happy Hour Tour
Friday, June 29th from 3 - 5:30 p.m.
$45 per ticket ($20 for non drinkers); must present valid ID

Brew Bus will organize everything in advance, so all you have to do is sign up and hop on their 20-passenger shuttle bus! They will take it from there, ensuring a safe, comfortable ride, and a VIP experience at each stop.Tour attendees will be picked up and dropped off on Ontario Street entrance outside the Hilton Lobby at 3pm. There is only enough time for two stops before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Closing Event, so attendees will visit two breweries: Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City and Collision Bend in The Flatts.

Pricing covers a guided tasting for four beer samples (about 5 ounces each) at both locations visited, gratuity for brewery staff on those samples, as well as our services coordinating, guiding and driving. Guests also receive a pretzel necklace, and a small parting gift. A bottled water is also provided on board the bus as well. The cost does not include additional beers beyond the samples, food or gratuity for the guide and driver. Tour will be cancelled and existing bookings refunded if there aren't enough people signed up by 6/25.

 

Walking Tours of Cleveland
Friday, June 29th from 3:15 - 5 p.m.
Meeting Spot: Statue of Mayor Tom Johnson in Public Square.  (Exit left out of hotel on Lakeside Ave, turn left onto Ontario St and walk two blocks to Square. Meeting point straight ahead.)
Tours are rain or shine; Reservations required. 
$20 per ticket

Tours of Cleveland, LLC offers exciting and educational walking tours of beautiful and historic downtown Cleveland. The walking tour begins in Public Square and end at Playhouse Square. The tour covers all the highlights downtown Cleveland has to offer from Cleveland’s founding, Public Square, Terminal Tower, the Group Plan of 1903, Lake Erie, the Arcades, the Cleveland Trust Bank Building and Playhouse Square along with tales from Cleveland’s most famous residents. This walking tour is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours long. Some stops on the tour offer the opportunity for participants to sit.

On your tour of Cleveland the most important thing to remember is to – wear comfortable shoes! The tour is outside for the most part so dress comfortably for the weather. Always recommended – bring some water to stay hydrated. Tours are rain or shine, so bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Tour will be cancelled and existing bookings refunded if there aren't enough people signed up by 6/25. 

 

Coordinate your own tour! 
 
Lolly the Trolly - More than 20 miles of facts and fun are covered in Trolley Tours’ well known City Sightseeing Tour, one of the most reliable, pleasant and convenient ways to see Cleveland since 1985.

Tours of Cleveland - If Friday's private tour doesn't work for you, you can sign up for a public tour offered throughout the week. Cost is $22 (use promo code CLEBADGE18 and save $2.00)

Taste of Cleveland Food Tours - Cleveland, over the past decade is undergoing a culinary awakening. Sign up for a guided tour to learn about and taste what the city has to offer!

Brew Bus Cleveland - If Friday afternoon doesn't work for you, you can sign up for a public tour offered throughout the week. 

 

2018 Symposium Sponsors

Thank you to all of our 2018 Symposium Sponsors!