Join us at GeoNashville as the industry comes back together in-person for this all plenary event.
Government employees are eligible to receive a 30% registration discount by entering the code GN21GVT during registration. Government employees who do not register using a government email address may be required to submit identification to verify eligibility.
Students are vital to the future of the geosynthetics industry, and will gain ample high-quality networking opportunities at GeoNashville. Students will receive a 70% registration discount by entering the code GN21STU during registration. To verify eligibility, students may be required to submit school identification.
Are member discounts available for supporting organizations?
Member rate available for members and employees of IFAI, GMA, IGS-NA or any supporting organization. Click Here for a full list of supporting organizations.
Travel & Hotel
Music City Center
1201 Rep. John Lewis Way S.
Nashville, TN 37203 USA
All activities will take place at the Music City Center. All conference hotels are located within a 5 minute walk from the convention center, and shuttles to the convention center will not be available.
Click Here to learn more about the Nashville Music City Center.
Click here for parking information at the Nashville Music City Center and near by downtown Nashville.
The Nashville International Airport (BNA) is approximately 8 miles from the convention center.
Delta Air Lines is please to offer special discounts for attendees of GeoNashville. To take advantage of this, please visit Delta’s online booking site and use Meeting Event Code NMUPL.
You may also call Delta Meeting Network at 1.800.328.1111, Monday-Friday 7am-7:30pm CT to book using the meeting code.
Please note there is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the 800 number.
GeoNashville attendees are eligible to utilize the IFAI Expo hotel block. Please book your hotel room using the link above by October 1st, 2021. All reservations made through the official housing company ConferenceDirect are guaranteed the lowest rate. ConferenceDirect is the ONLY official Housing company for IFAI Expo/GeoNashville.
If you are contacted by a company other than ConferenceDirect, please contact IFAI Show Management immediately at email@example.com or 800-436-2405. IFAI will work to prevent these companies from contacting our exhibitors and attendees.
Are you an exhibitor looking to reserve five or more hotel rooms for your exhibit booth staff? Click the link below to reserve a block of rooms specific to your group!
250 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
611 Commerce Street,
Nashville, TN 37203
The Westin Nashville
807 Clark Place,
Nashville, TN 37203
IFAI staff have worked with the hotels to develop individual incentives (beyond “doing it for the good of the Association”). Staying within the block has the following benefits for event attendees:
Lowest Rates – Important discounts on room rates and special amenities are available.
Networking – Easily network with friends, colleagues, and representatives of fellow attendees by staying in the hotels they are staying in so your paths will cross organically.
Save Time – Reduce travel time and costs by being close to all activities day and night.
Guaranteed room reservations – and a housing company to back up your reservation. You’ve Got Advocates When You Book in the Block – If you have any problem or negative experience related to housing, our housing company, ConferenceDirect, will act on your behalf to correct problems.
Keep costs low – Help keep overall event costs as low as possible for future events.
Start planning now for your visit and have your visa well in advance of your travel. These steps will help you plan ahead:
There are currently additional guidelines and restrictions in place for travel to the United States, due to Covid-19. Please visit travel.state.gov for more details.
Review your visa status; find out if you need a U.S. visa or a renewal. The photograph format required for the nonimmigrant visa has changed. This format is similar to that required for U.S. passport processing.
Review the visa wait times for interview appointments and visa processing information at each embassy and consular section worldwide.
Visit the embassy or consular section website where you will apply for your visa to find out how to schedule an interview appointment, pay fees and any other instructions. An interview at the embassy or consulate is required for most visa applicants. Expect a quick fingerprint scan as part of the visa interview. You will be informed if additional screening is required.
Visa Letter of Invitation
Once you have registered and paid in full for the upcoming event, please submit a visa letter of invitation request using the form below.
You will be required to fill out your information as it appears on your passport. You will need to submit one request per person.
You will receive a confirmation via email when your submission is received, and once your request is processed and approved, we will send a PDF of the letter to you via email. If you require a hard copy of the letter, please provide a Federal Express account number to cover the cost of shipping. We are not able to contact individual embassies in support of any individual trying to obtain a visa.
IFAI will by no means act as a sponsor for individuals visiting the United States and IFAI is not responsible for the actions of individuals who request visa invitation letters.
NEW State Department Regulations: U.S. embassies and consulates now require face-to-face visa interviews for most nonimmigrant visa applicants. Because of these new regulations, visa application approval may be delayed. You are encouraged to apply for a visa at least two months before the Geosynthetics Conference event you would like to attend. IFAI is unable to contact U.S. embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend an IFAI meeting.
For questions regarding an invitation letter, contact: Barbara Connett; firstname.lastname@example.org