We look forward to your participation at the 2017 USFOE Symposium to be held September 25-27 at United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Connecticut. 

Meeting Format

  • Symposium lasts 2½ days, from Monday morning until Wednesday lunchtime.
  • Plan to attend all sessions to reap maximum benefit and show consideration to all speakers.
  • See the Program.

Meeting Location

  • United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Closest airport is Bradley International Airport (BDL), about 15 miles from the hotel.
  • Transportation between the hotel and UTRC will be provided each day so rental cars are not needed.
  • No tobacco products. The use of all tobacco products is prohibited on property that is owned, operated, leased or managed by UTRC, including roads, parking lots, lawns, and buildings.
  • You will be required to show a government-issued photo ID and proof of citizenship when you arrive at UTRC. One of the following is acceptable documentation (no photocopies):
    • Passport (or Passport Card)
    • Certificate of Birth AND Government-Issued Photo ID
    • Certificate of Birth Abroad AND Government-Issued Photo ID
    • Certificate of Citizenship AND Government Issued Photo-ID
    • Certificate of Naturalization AND Government Issued Photo-ID
    • US Permanent Resident (Green) Card (I-551)

United Technologies Research Center
411 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT  06118

Driving directions and parking instructions at UTRC


  • A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hartford Marriott Downtown
  • Group rate is $223 per night (plus $33.45 in taxes).
  • We will reserve your hotel room based on your request on the travel form, due Tuesday, August 1.
  • Please do not contact the hotel directly to make a reservation.
  • We will email you hotel confirmation the week before the symposium.
  • You must provide a credit card or cash deposit for incidentals at check-in.
  • Check-in time is 4pm; check-out is 11am. 
  • If you need to make changes to your hotel reservation or if your travel plans change, please contact Sherri Hunter immediately.
  • If you do not notify FOE staff or the hotel about cancelling/altering your room reservation 24 hours in advance, you will be billed for that room night. 

Hartford Marriott Downtown
200 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, Connecticut  06103-2807 
T: 1+ (860) 249-8000

Directions to the hotel

Ground Transportation

UTRC is providing group bus transportation to BDL at the conclusion of the symposium. To get from the airport to the hotel:

Shuttle Bus

  • ‚ÄčThe 30-Bradley Flyer route provides direct bus service from Bradley International Airport to the Connecticut Convention Center, which is right next to the Marriott, for a local bus fare (the one-way fare is $1.75, effective December 4, 2016).
  • Pickup is on the outer roadway at Terminal A.


  • Taxis cost about $55 one-way.

Driving an Auto

  • If you are local and driving to the meeting, self-parking at the hotel is $19/day, at your expense. 
  • Transportation between the hotel and UTRC will be provided each day so rental cars are not needed.
  • Please let Sherri Hunter know if you plan to drive to UTRC.
  • We encourage you to take advantage of the provided bus transportation each day instead.