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CIES 2018 Mexico City: Travel Tips, Mobile App, And Digital Hub

Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Connie Penczak
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Travel Tips, Mobile App, and Digital Hub

In light of CIES 2018 Mexico City's rapid approach, we would like to share some great ways to
communicate during the conference — with the launch of TBM Engage, our official event app, and 
Crowd360, our conference digital hub (made possible with support from FHI 360).

What's more, as many of you are embark for travel to Mexico, we have some travel tips to keep in mind.
We wish you safe travels and look forward to welcoming you in Mexico City!

Arriving in Mexico City

If you are arriving at the Mexico City International Airport (MEX), we recommend that you use an
authorized taxi company as a reliable form of transportation. You should buy your ticket inside the airport terminal at a stand just outside the immigration area, and then follow their instructions about where to
find the corresponding taxi outside.

Please note that our CIES 2018 team has worked diligently to collect information on tours and excursions
for our conference attendees to enjoy as well. We recommend booking them beforehand which you can do by visiting the Tours page on our conference website. Details on booking private airport transfers are offered
as well.

Finally, make your way to the Conference registration area, which will be located at the Hilton Reforma Hotel. Registration hours are as follows:
  • Saturday, March 24: 1:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, March 25: 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Monday, March 26: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 27: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 28: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 29: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
As a reminder,conference organizers would like to clarify that Mexico City is not an area of increased risk according to travel advisories. Furthermore, CIES 2018 Mexico City activities will be limited to the Centro Historico area. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for updates on travel advisories for


Cell Phone Usage in Mexico

Before your travel to Mexico, be sure to check with your Service Provider as plans and rates vary. Below,
we have compiled links to the most common service providers in the United States and Canada.

Roaming in Mexico |

Trip Planner |

Simple Global | Travel Abroad without Roaming Fees |

Sprint Support Solutions |

Travel and Roaming |

Roaming Rates and Travel Passes |

Bell Mobility
Mexico Data Passes |

Download TBM Engage Mobile App for CIES 2018

Our conference app is finally ready!Whether you have an iOS device or an Android (phone/tablet), enter
the below link into your device's browser to be redirected to your app store. You can also visit your app
store directly and search for "TBM Engage." Or you can even use the link on your computer's web browser
and skip the app altogether.

Auto Detect

Once the app is installed on your device, you will be prompted to enter an “App Code”. The app code for
your app is cies2018. Upon entering this code, you will be prompted to create an account that will allow
you to access our conference app.

Using the CIES 2018 App

Downloading the app gives you access to communicate at the conference beyond a physical space. A
guided tour will introduce all of the app's features.

Access the CIES 2018 Mexico City program by tapping the "Schedule" icon, which links directly to our AllAcademic abstract management system. Whether inside the app or directly online, log into your
AllAcademic account to create a personalized schedule. Filter speakers and sessions by unit (e.g. SIG name), session type, keyword, geographic descriptor, and more. Or if you prefer to scroll through the print-readyprogram, our event app lets you view each section under the "Program" icon.

You can view the latest posts on our "Social Feed" and use the chat to engage with other app users. And
however you join the conversation, be sure to tag your social media posts with our official conference


Visit Our CIES 2018 Digital Hub!

We are thrilled to once again be partnering with FHI 360 to create the official digital hub for #CIES2018!

On the site, you will be able to read the latest from your peers, contribute your own content, access key
event links and follow the online conversation. New content daily -- Research papers, videos, blogs,
infographics, tool kits and much more!

Check out the hub today and continue to follow the conversation throughout the conference!


In Case You Missed It...

We are posting our key CIES 2018 Mexico City announcements as news items on the website: And as always, visit for the most detailed conference information.

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