Washington, D.C. is served by three international airports. The closest and most convenient airport to the conference is the Washington National International Airport (airport code DCA). This airport is located across the Potomac River separating D.C. from Virginia and is serviced by the Metro rail system. A larger airport with more international connections is the Dulles International Airport (airport code IAD). This airport is located about 26 miles (42 km) from Washington, D.C. It does not have a direct Metro access, however, a frequent bus shuttle connects it to the West Falls Church Metro station. There are also various private shuttle operators offering transport. Finally, you can also fly into Baltimore (airport code BWI). This airport is located 33 miles away. Please visit Meeting Venue for information on traveling to the conference from the airports.
The preferred hotel for the conference is the Washington Hilton, located on 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC. The hotel offers a special rate for attendees until June 15, 2018. The special rate code is "GWU" and can be used by following the hotel hyperlink above.
Washington, D.C. offers many lodging options in the vicinity of the conference venue. The hotels below are located within a 15 minute walking distance from the university. The price range is around $200-230 per night.
Other lodging options may be found in the surrounding suburbs of DC. Areas in Northern Virginia, such as Crystal City, Pentagon City, Arlington, and Alexandria offer convenient options as these areas are directly served by the Metro system. You may use booking websites such as Hotels.com, Expedia.com, or Orbitz.com to find hotels. Please refer to the image below for the D.C. area metro map.
The Washington, D.C. area offers visitors a large variety of activities. A short walk from the university campus is the National Mall, which is home to many world-renowned (and free!) museums and art galleries. The Mall is also home of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument. Please note that the monument remains closed to visitors at present due to undergoing repairs. Short drive from Washington, D.C. is home to many renown Virginia wineries, as well as the Great Falls and Shenandoah National Parks. For additional travel information, please refer to the Wikitravel guide.