Venue and Transportation

Venue and Transportation

The 35th International Symposium on Human Identification will be held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country, nestled amid 600 acres of oak-covered hills in Texas near downtown San Antonio, TX.

Standard rooms are available for $239 per night plus taxes.

Regrettably, our room block reserved at the government rate has reached full capacity and is now sold out.  We understand this may come as an inconvenience and sincerely apologize for any disruption this may cause to your planning.  To ensure you still have access to comfortable and affordable accommodations, we have secured an overflow hotel at a lower price point ($179) than the conference hotel standard rate.  

Additionally, to ease your travel between the overflow hotel and the conference venue, we will be providing complimentary daily transportation services.  Future information on the transportation schedule will be shared closer to the event date. 

Please note that government rate rooms are for U.S. government employees only and identification will be required upon check-in. Please contact the ISHI Team with any questions.


San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is located 14 miles away from the JW Marriott. The hotel does not provide a shuttle service.

Taxi: The typical fare from the airport to is ~$42 each way.

Ride Share: Approved rideshare services (or ride-hailing or ride-booking service companies) meet customers on the outer commercial curbside, lower level of Terminal A. These include: Uber, Lyft, Wingz, and Wridz.

*Please note: companies such as Convention Housing Services, Expo Housing, Exhibitor Hub,, and Convention Expo Travel have not been contracted by ISHI to book attendee rooms during the symposium. These companies are not related to our meeting, and were not provided attendee or exhibitor contact information by ISHI. To ensure you have booked through the ISHI block, please use the links found on our website or call the hotels directly.


There is a lot to do in the San Antonio, Texas area! Find restaurants, do some shopping, and more while you’re in town – you may just find a couple of reasons to extend your trip as well!