Lodging & Travel

ANCA Summit 2024: Natural Spaces, Urban Places | MOSH / Lichterman Nature Center / Memphis Tennessee | September 9-13

Lichterman Nature Center (LNC), part of the Memphis Museum of Science & History, is a wildlife oasis with easy access to urban amenities, located in the heart of metropolitan Memphis, Tennessee.

With its Southern hospitality, rich history, and lively entertainment scene, Memphis offers a vibrant and diverse cultural experience. Visitors can explore the city’s legacy of blues, soul, and rock n’ roll and tour its many destinations for dining, history, culture, and art. See Memphis Travel for information on things to do in this happening city.


Summit participants receive a special discount on lodging at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis on Sanderlin Avenue, conveniently located less than four miles from Lichterman Nature Center. 

We will offer daily shuttle service between the hotel and LNC. DoubleTree by Hilton offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the Memphis International Airport.

At the special rate discount, rooms are $139 per night — this is over $55 in savings from standard prices. Available rooms include one king bed or two double beds.

Book a Room here

The link above allows you to book a room at the discounted price between Monday, Sept 9 and Friday, Sept 13. If you would like to arrive a day early (Sunday, Sept 8) or stay a day after (Saturday, Sept 14), book your room with the link above and then contact hotel representative Sherry Goldberg at  or (901) 969-6712. Explain that you are attending the ANCA Summit and would like to extend your stay at the discounted rate.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis amenities include:

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • On-site restaurant
  • Glass-domed indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Business center

Each room includes:

  • Mini refrigerator
  • Cuisinart coffeemaker
  • 50-inch HDTV
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Black-Out Curtains
  • Arm Chair with Ottoman
  • Desk with ergonomic chair
  • Air conditioning

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis is located at 5069 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis, TN 38117.



The Memphis International Airport is located within the city and is just a 15-minute drive from Lichterman Nature Center. See full driving directions from the airport to LNC.


Thinking about driving to Memphis? Depending on your starting point, time to destination is roughly:

  • 2 hours from Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 3.25 hours from Nashville, Tennessee
  • 3.5 hours from Birmingham, Alabama
  • 4 hours from St. Louis, Missouri
  • 5.75 hours from Atlanta, Georgia


Amtrak trains offer easy access to downtown Memphis; the train station is about a 25-minute drive to LNC.


ANCA will provide resources for Summit participants to self-organize carpooling from transit hubs.

20210208 RiverBendFarm 126 webThe Hernando de Soto Bridge between Memphis and Arkansas. The bridge is an icon of the city (and it inspired the Summit logo). Photo by Terrance Raper on Unsplash.

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