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2016 AFS/ISFNR Joint Meeting: Local Information
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Hotel Reservations

Most meeting events will take place in the Hyatt Regency Miami, except for a few special events at the nearby HistoryMiami Museum.

To book a room at the Hyatt at the conference rate, see or call 1-888-591-1234 and reference the AFS-ISFNR joint meeting.

The nightly AFS/IFSNR rate for a room with single or double occupancy is $167 USD; a limited block of rooms is reserved for students at the rate of $109 USD.

Getting to Miami

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau offers information about getting to and around Miami.
The code for the Miami International Airport is MIA.

The Hyatt Regency Miami, our annual meeting hotel, also offers transportation tips, including information about getting from the Fort Lauderdale airport to the hotel; see

Local Guide

The Local Planning Committee has prepared an invaluable Local Guide to Miami's diverse neighborhoods, with recommendations for getting around and what to do.

For more general information, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau provides a guide to area attractions: browse at

For lunch spots recommended by The New Tropic, a local resource for "Miami's curious locals," see "Ten Downtown Lunch Spots for Under $10," by Nicole Martinez (July 30, 2015),


Articles about Miami and South Florida

Colleen Creamer, "In Miami, Cuban Culture, No Passport Required,” The New York Times (April 7, 2016),

Lizette Alvarez, "Assignment America: Little Havana,”The New York Times (December 23, 2015),

Luis Fajardo, "How Miami Became the Capital of Affluent Latin America,” BBC (May 16, 2016),

Elaine Gulsac, "In Miami, the Brainy Side of the Beach,” The New York Times (November 26, 2015),

Elizabeth Kolbert, "The Seige of Miami: As temperatures rise, so, too, will sea levels," The New Yorker (December 21, 2016),

Kyle Munzenrieder, "Cocaine Smuggled in Dead Babies and Miami’s Other Weirdest Urban Legends,” Miami New Times(February 18, 2016),


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