Travel Planning


Alternatives attendees are eligible for special rates of $125/night (+ charges & taxes @ 9.25%) at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel. For reservations, click here and use booking code NJ12AA.

You may also contact them directly:


250 N. Main Street

Memphis, TN 38103

Direct Reservation Line: 1-901-527-7300

Central Reservations Line: 1-866-716-8106        


   Booking Code: NJ12AA



Airport/Hotel Transportation

Shuttle Service: Cooper Express Shuttle Service will be offering a discount to attendees of the Alternatives Conference. Attendees will be charged $15 per person (tax included), per trip to/from Sheraton Memphis Downtown. Be sure to tell them you are attending Alternatives to receive your discount.

You may make reservations in advance via phone or email:

Phone: 901-340-4496


You don't need a reservation to use the shuttle service, but please be aware that Cooper Express drivers may accept cash only.

Cooper Express will be making runs to and from the airport to Sheraton Memphis Downtown every 30 minutes during the following days and times:

October 13th 10:00am-8:00pm

October 14th 10:00am-8:00pm

Cooper Express will also be making runs from Sheraton Downtown Memphis to the airport every 30 minutes during the following days and times.

October 17th 4:00am-4:00pm

October 18th 4:00am-4:00pm

You may may make reservations at the same discounted rate if you are traveling outside of the above listed hours. 

Make reservations in advance if you require a van that is wheelchair accessible.

Taxis: There are several cab companies that pick up and drop off at Memphis Airport. We have included those with webpages so that you can follow the links below to view their websites. 


Ride Memphis -Metro Cab

Yellow Cab of Memphis


Here is a link to Fare Finder to help you estimate your taxi cost.


Taxi Fare Finder - Memphis Tennessee

Hotel Parking

The rates for parking at the convention center are as follows:

$5.00   - 0-2 hours

$10.00 - 2-6 hours

$15.00 - 6-12 hours

$18.00 - 12-24 hours

The Sheraton Memphis Downtown offers valet parking at $22.00 (plus tax) per day and $12.00 per hour for up to 8 hours with no in/out privileges. 

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by Grant No. SM059955 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by peers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.