2018 SHEAR Annual Meeting

By SHEAR (other events)

Thu, Jul 19 2018 8:00 AM Sun, Jul 22 2018 6:00 PM
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Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center

1360 W Mall Dr
Cleveland, OH 44114


SHEAR has filled the hotel block at the Marriott at Key Center.  We have a block of overflow rooms at the nearby Renaissance Cleveland Hotel at the same conference rate of $165/night. Book your SHEAR Conference room here!

Conference Hotel:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, 127 Public Square, located in the heart of Cleveland’s business district and within walking distance of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and all downtown venues and attractions. Rates are $165/single or double and are valid for up to three days before and three days after the SHEAR conference, based on availability.  (A second block of rooms at the hotel has been reserved for graduate students; please see below.)

The hotel’s amenities include restaurants, room service, complimentary 24-hour a day fitness center, and heated pool.  All conference attendees are responsible for making their own room reservations directly with the Marriott by calling(216) 696-9200 or (800) 228-9290; remember to request the group rate for SHEAR.  Contact the conference coordinator immediately if you have any difficulties when reserving a room.

The deadline for making reservations at the reduced rate is 28 June 2018.

More information about the hotel is available at

Graduate Student Hotel Block:  Rooms are available for graduate students at the reduced rate of $75.00/person, excluding taxes.  All hotel rooms must be shared.  Students interested should contact the conference coordinator directly ([email protected]) by 27 June 2018 to be booked for this block.  If you do not have a roommate in mind, the coordinator will keep a list to facilitate rooming options.

Getting There


Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE) is the closest airport to the conference hotel, served by domestic and international airlines with 150+ non-stop flights daily from more than 50 locations.  The Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center is 12 miles from CLE and can be reached by taxi, public transit, shuttles, and shared rides.

Taxi – trips between the airport and downtown cost approximately $35.  See for more information.
Public transit – the RTA Red Line Rapid Train takes you directly from CLE to downtown Cleveland’s Public Square, across the street from the conference hotel.  RTA trains run frequently; a one-way ride costs $2.75 and takes less than 30 minutes.


Information about Shuttles, Limos, and Ride Shares can be accessed directly at  Please note the conference hotel does not provide an airport shuttle.


Cleveland’s Amtrak Station is downtown and just a mile from the hotel, at 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway (216.696.5115).  For information about schedules and pricing, please contact AMTRAK at 800.872.7245 or


Cleveland is located at the southern shore of Lake Erie, at the intersection of I-77, I-71, and I-90.  Ohio Rte. 2 follows the Lake Erie shoreline through Cleveland, and the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) and I-480 run east/west of the city.

From Cleveland Airport:  Take I-71 North to Downtown.  I-71 becomes I-90E.   From I-90 E, merge onto E 9th St via EXIT 172A.  Continue on E 9th Street.  Turn left onto Saint Clair Ave.  The Hotel will be 2.5 blocks ahead on the left.

Parking:  Self-parking is within the underground garage in front of the hotel and costs $8.00 an hour, $22.00 daily; valet parking is $32.00 daily.


The Greyhound Bus Terminal is located in downtown Cleveland at 1465 Chester Avenue, 216.781.0520.  For more information, see