Houston Texas

Houston, fourth largest city in the U.S., is a leader in technology, business, entertainment, and the arts. Home of NASA's Johnson Space Center and the largest concentration of medical professionals in the world, the city is known for its cutting-edge research and technology development. It is also renowned for its superb arts and entertainment scene. Our Museum District is home to 15 institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the sixth largest museum in the country, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Houston is one of only five cities in the U.S. with resident companies in all four disciplines of the performing arts — opera, symphony, theater, and dance — all found within the 17-block Theater District in downtown Houston.


A ride on the METRO Light Rail from downtown will take IRMMW-THz participants through the Texas Medical Center, the Museum District, past Rice University, and near the Houston Zoo. Other area attractions within driving distance include Space Center Houston, the official visitors' center for NASA/JSC; the Kemah Boardwalk; the Downtown Aquarium; and historic Galveston Island. Houston offers entertainment day and night, with international cuisine available within walking distance of the IRMMW-THz conference site, the Hyatt Regency Houston. We invite you to our vibrant city and look forward to hosting you at IRMMW-THz 2011.

Click here to see what the weather is often like, here in Houston, in early October.

Useful Houston-related links

A very useful interactive map of downtown Houston showing locations of the conference venue, parking, restaurants, METRO Rail stations and various attractions can be found at

  • Hyatt Regency, Downtown Houston - Conference Site (But if you wish to book a room, do not use this link!  Use the link below to be sure to get the discounted room rate for IRMMW-THz conference participants.)
  • What to do in Houston
  • More things to do in Houston
  • Shepherd School of Music at Rice (check for free concerts)
  • Moores School of Music at University of Houston (check for free concerts)
  • Houston Traffic and Weather
  • Generally useful Houston information


Hyatt Regency Downtown

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency hotel, located at 1200 Louisiana St. in downtown Houston.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for conference participants at a discounted rate.  In order to be able to access this discounted rate, you MUST follow this link to the hotel's registration page:   

    arrow   Click here to go to the conference hotel's web site to book a room.

The reserved room block at the discounted rate will be released on September 1, 2011, so please be sure to reserve before that date to guarantee availability.

Host organization

The conference is organized and hosted by Rice University, with support from the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the office of the Vice Provost for Research.

6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005