The information in this section is intended to provide our visiting and local guests with a comprehensive guide addressing many of the logistical details related to participation in the McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s Global Research Symposium.


A room block for visiting attendees has been reserved at The Royal Sonesta Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis from
October 4, 2023 – October 9, 2023.


General information is provided to assist with obtaining a visa to enter the U.S. Participants requiring a letter of invitation can submit a request to the McDonnell Academy.


Local airport transportation suggestions, shuttles to/from Symposium venues, driving directions and parking directions help visiting and local attendees plan ahead.


You have questions, and we’ll help get the answers you need to make your Symposium experience great! Explore the FAQ’s and get to know the McDonnell Academy team who will be on-site daily.

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