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Renaissance Nashville Hotel



611 Commerce Street
Nashville, Tennessee


Experience all that Music City has to offer within one distinctive property, Renaissance Nashville hotel in downtown Nashville, Tenn., perfectly positioned in the heart of the business district. A downtown luxury hotel in Nashville, the Renaissance provides access to many attractions including Bridgestone Arena, LP Field, B.B. King's Blues Club, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, and Historic Second Avenue District as well as the recently acquired convention center space. This vibrant, 673-room downtown Nashville hotel boasts modern amenities such as in-room plug-in technology and a 24-hour fitness center. Discover the ideal Downtown Nashville. Redefining what a pleasure travel can be, the Renaissance Nashville hotel is setting the standard in sophisticated luxury.

A limited number of rooms are available at the conference rate of $189 Single/Double Occupancy. All rates shown are subject to the appropriate state, local, and any occupancy taxes in effect. These taxes are currently 15.25% and $2.50 city tax per room night. The discount room rate expires at 5 p.m. Central time on Feb. 19, 2015, or when the room block is full.

All reservation requests will require a credit card or a deposit for one (1) room night. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to 6 p.m. day of arrival at no charge.

Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown

920 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee

Welcome to the award winning Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown!

Whether traveling for business or leisure, rest assured that you have made the finest choice in the award winning Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown. The Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown is perfectly situated in downtown Nashville within a stone's throw of Bridgestone Arena, Nashville Convention Center, Music City Center, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Ryman Auditorium, Music Row, LP Field, and the vibrate downtown Entertainment District. Our guests can enjoy amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi access, complimentary Express Start breakfast each morning, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Please click here to make reservations online.

You can also call 877.HIE.STAY (877.443.7829) and request the "Applied Ergonomics Conference" block to make reservations over the phone.

*Please note: The block is available for booking into until March 8 at the group rate. After that time, the best available rate that is offered to the public will be offered.

Warning: Housing Vendor Notice
The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) has been notified that housing vendors have contacted individuals who are attending the Applied Ergonomics Conference offering hotel reservation services.

Please note that IIE/AEC has not authorized any third parties, including Global Housing Corp., to handle hotel reservations for its conferences or to use our name or trademarks on information they send to attendees. We recommend that you only reserve your hotel room directly via the reservation link above. Please note, if you make reservations outside the reservation link above, you will not be eligible for rates, or services offered, as an attendee within the AEC room block.

If you happen to be contacted by a housing vendor or have any questions or concerns, please contact conference manger Bill Gibbs at or (770) 349-1126.

Visit Nashville

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Gather around the microphone where Elvis became a legend. Dig into the roots of American music at the Country Music Hall of Fame. From Symphony Hall to Capitol Hill, Nashville offers a host of one-of-a-kind experiences you'll find genuinely rewarding.

  • Exporting music since the Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1871
  • Named 2011 Best Music Scene by Rolling Stone magazine
  • Largest songwriter community in the world
  • Home of the longest continually running live radio show in history - the Grand Ole Opry
  • Home of Gospel, Americana, Country, Bluegrass, Inspirational Country, Songwriter and Barbershop Harmony associations

Getting here, getting your bearings, and getting around couldn't be easier.

  • 50 percent of U.S. population is within 600 miles
  • 380 daily arrivals and departures at airport
  • Uniquely positioned at the convergence of three major interstates
  • Served by all major airlines

How Nashville Became Music City

From its very beginnings, Nashville grew from a foundation built on music. Music has been the common thread connecting the life and soul of the city and its people. And visitors have ventured here to experience the music that weaves such a fundamental pattern in the city's cultural, business and social fabric.

Nashville's earliest settlers celebrated in the late 1700s with fiddle tunes and buck dancing after safely disembarking on the shores of the Cumberland River, a spot now commemorated on First Avenue North with a replica of the original Fort Nashborough. Nashville's first "celebrity," the noted frontiersman and Congressman Davy Crockett was known far and wide for his colorful stories and fiddle-playing.

As the 1800s unfolded, Nashville grew to become a national center for music publishing. The first around-the-world tour by a musical act was by the Fisk Jubilee Singers from Nashville's Fisk University. Their efforts helped fund the school's mission of educating freed slaves after the Civil War – and also put Nashville on the map as a global music center. In fact, upon playing for the Queen of England, the queen stated the Fisk Jubilee Singers must come from the "Music City."

Before even the Ryman became known as the downtown home of the Grand Ole Opry, it already enjoyed a national reputation. Enrico Caruso, John Phillip Sousa and the Vienna Orchestra gave roof-raising performances there that earned Ryman the nickname "Carnegie Hall of the South." The Ryman's unrivaled acoustic qualities continue today – it has received Pollstar magazine's prestigious "Theater of the Year" award consecutively for the past four years as the best auditorium in the nation to experience live music.

In 1925, the establishment of radio station WSM and its launch of the broadcast that would be called the Grand Ole Opry further secured Nashville's reputation as a musical center and sparked its durable nickname of "Music City." The Opry, still staged live every week, is America's longest-running radio show that has been in continuous production for more than 85 years. It ignited the careers of hundreds of country stars and lit the fuse for Nashville to explode into a geographic center for touring and recording. The modern-day empire of Music Row, a collection of recording studios, record labels, entertainment offices, and other music-associated businesses, populates the area around 16th and 17th Avenues South. Nashville has also long been known as the "Songwriting Capital of the World." Songwriters from all over the world come to Music City to learn the art and share their passion of songwriting. The famous Bluebird Cafe showcases songwriters performing their original music in an intimate "in-the-round" setting that was created in Nashville and allows them to share the stories of inspiration behind their songs.

Live music can be seen and heard every day and night of the week in Nashville. The world-famous honky tonks, located on Broadway, offer free live music 365 days a year. And with more than 130 music venues around town ranging from large arenas and concert halls to small clubs, featuring nearly every genre of music, it's easy to see why this is the city that "music calls home."

Nashville proudly proclaims itself to be Music City and is making strategic efforts to continue to foster young musicians and entice musicians of all genres to write, record and live here. The Music City Music Council, established in 2009, was formed to strategically grow and strengthen Nashville's creative community.

There's truly no other place in the world like Nashville. Its connection to music is unequaled, and its reputation as Music City has been consistently proven for over 200 years. Welcome to the city where music is written, recorded and performed every single day.

Welcome to Music City!


We are pleased to announce special discounts for conference attendees from our travel partners listed below. 

Airline travel 


Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounted airfares for AEC attendees!

To take advantage of these discounts, follow these simple steps:

Reservations and ticketing are available via

When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code NMK65 in the box provided on the Search Flights page.

Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328- 1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.

*Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above. 

Rental Car 


Hertz is offering discounted rental rates for AEC attendees!

Please visit the Hertz website: 

Select your arrival/departure dates, click on "Enter a Discount or Promo Code", and enter 04U40007 as the Convention Number (CV).

Crossing U.S. Borders

(U.S. Citizens - Air Travel)
All U.S. citizens including children must present a passport or other approved travel document when entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens can present a passport, NEXUS card at airports with NEXUS kiosks, U.S. military ID with travel orders, or a U.S. Merchant Mariner Document when on official business.

U.S. Citizens - Land/Sea Travel
U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry are required to have documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), most commonly a U.S. passport, a passport card, a trusted traveler card such as NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST, or an enhanced driver's license. See the complete list of WHTI-compliant documents.

Citizens of Other Countries - Air Travel
All international visitors regardless of country of origin must present a passport or secure document when entering the United States by air.

Citizens of Other Countries - Land/Sea Travel
All international visitors will need to present a single document that complies with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). See for more information.

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