About Memphis

Memphis. The name conjures images of blues, barbecue and civil rights history. The largest city in Tennessee, Memphis is nestled on the east side of the Mississippi River – a hop, skip and jump away from both Arkansas and Mississippi. With a strong tradition of higher education, including seven colleges and universities in the immediate area, coupled with a vibrant food and cultural scene and a legacy as the “Birthplace of Rock and Roll,” we know Memphis is a great fit for our HighEdWeb community.

Conference hotel

Sheraton Downtown Memphis at dusk
Sheraton Memphis Downtown

Sheraton Memphis Downtown

The Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel is the city’s largest hotel, and is the primary conference hotel of HighEdWeb 2016. Located on the bus/trolley line just a mile from downtown Memphis, the Sheraton  Memphis Downtown is directly across the street – and connected by skywalk – to our conference facility, the Memphis Cook Convention Center.




The conference hotel is completely booked. Attendees can call central reservations (901-527-7300) to see if there have been cancellations.

If you would like to book elsewhere, here are a few options:

Conference facility

Memphis Cook Convention Center is located on Main Street in Memphis and is accessible from the Sheraton Memphis Downtown via skywalk.

Memphis Cook Convention Center
255 N Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Getting to Memphis

By Air
Memphis International Airport (MEM) serves an average of 140,000 passengers every month. Memphis’s airport is served by Delta, Allegiant, Southwest, American, United and other air carriers.

The airport is about 12 miles from our conference hotel. Travel time by taxi is about 15 minutes, and taxis are available at the airport from 5:30 a.m. until the final flight of the day.

By Car
Memphis is located on Interstate 40. Drive time from Little Rock is about two hours, and the city is just over three hours from Nashville. From, Jackson, Mississippi, Memphis is three hours.

Other options
Greyhound, Megabus and Amtrak also serve the city of Memphis.

Getting around Memphis

MATA’s trolley rail system runs throughout downtown and into nearby neighborhoods on the Main Street, Madison Avenue, and Riverfront Lines. Trolleys are ADA compliant.

For information on taxis, shuttles and other ground transportation to and from the Memphis International Airport, see the Airport’s transportation page.