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Annual Conference

June 18-20, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott.


The Joining FORCEs Conference will be held at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott. Our conference block rooms are available at a discounted rate of $189 /night until June 5, 2015 or until the conference block sells out. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling the hotel at: 215-625-2900 and referencing the FORCE Conference.

The address for the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott is:

1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Visit the hotel's website for more information.

Directions, Transportation, and Parking Options

From Philadelphia Int'l Airport (approximately 10 miles):
Driving directions:
Head east from the airport. Take the ramp to PA-291 E. Take exit 13 to merge onto PA-291 E toward I-76 W/Valley Forge. Turn left onto S 26th St. Take the ramp onto I-76 W. Take exit 344 to merge onto I-676 E/U.S. 30 E toward Central Philadelphia. Take the exit toward Broad St/Central Philadelphia. Slight left onto Vine St. Keep right at the fork. Turn right onto N 12th St. Turn right onto Market St. Destination will be on the right.

Cabfare is approximately $26 each way.

Subway service is approximately $8 each way.

Map to Hotel from Any Location
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Bus Station
Greyhound Station 0.3 mile(s) NE

Train Station
30th Street Amtrak Station 1.4 mile(s) NW

Hotel valet parking is $48 per-day. Additional parking is found within walking distance from the hotel.

The following garage offers 24 hour parking close to the hotel:

About Philadelphia Downtown Marriott


This Center City, Philadelphia, hotel is near Pennsylvania Convention Center and downtown dining, shopping and attractions. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown commands a towering presence in the heart of America's original capital. Surrounded by rich revolutionary history and culture, the hotel's downtown location puts guests in close proximity to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, both located within eight blocks. The propert features a fitness center and indoor pool. The hotel is just a few blocks from Reading Terminal Market, a unique and extraordinary historic farmers market in Center City

About Philadelphia

Favorite nearby attractions include:

  • Philadelphia Zoo - 3.3 miles
    America's first zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo's 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and more make the Zoo Philadelphia's leading family attraction.
    Phone: 1-215-243-1100
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum - 1 mile
    In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology. On February 5, 1824, Samuel Vaughan Merrick and William H. Keating founded The Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts. The Franklin Institute's founding purpose was to honor Benjamin Franklin and advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant 21st-Century organization that continues to offer new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would both amaze and delight Mister Benjamin Franklin.
    Phone: (215) 448-1200
  • Independence Hall - 1 mile
    Tour Independence Hall, the place where the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were signed. You'll find the Liberty Bell just steps away. Dine at Brasil's. Nearby are the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Old City Hall are also in this area.
    Phone: (215) 965-2305
  • Liberty Museum - 1 mile
    The Liberty Museum focuses on exploring America's beginnings, while the Graff House preserves the room in which Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. The National Museum of American Jewish History is located on Society Hill, close to the Franklin Court, which chronicles Ben Franklin's achievements. Indulge in authentic Italian at Sfizzio.
    Phone: (215) 925-2800
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - 2 miles
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art has a collection of 19th and 20th-century masterpieces by Renoir, Picasso and more. The Rodin Museum down the road has more of the same. Grab a bite at the nearby London Grill, then stroll along Kelly Drive and admire the ships on Boathouse Row.
    Phone: (215) 763-8100
  • New Jersey Shore/Atlantic City - 60 miles

For more attractions in the Philadelphia area, visit this website for a list of other attractions in the Philadelphia area.

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