Washington Travel Info

Location

The ISSS2014 Conference will be held at The George Washington University , hosted by the GWU School of Business, Duques Building, at 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC.

The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders.  GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, with more than 20,000 students—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.

Washington DC is the capital of the United States of America and is home to many public and private universities, the National Science Foundation, the National Academies of Science and Engineering, the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The District of Columbia has a resident population of just under 650,000 within an urban area of 5.7 million people.  

There is an extensive history of the District in Wikipedia

The official Washington DC tourist information website can be found at this link.

Summer along the East Coast of the US is usually hot and humid, with average temperatures around 88-92°F in the daytime and 65-68°F at night. 

Airports

Washington DC is served by three Airports:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) 
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Aiport (BWI)

Subway and bus connections from the airports run into the centre of Washington DC.

Shuttle buses are also available from the airports, with the shuttle service direct to your hotel approximately $15 from National Airport, and $30 from Dulles, each way, per person.  Taxis will be more expensive.

Car rentals can be made at the airports, but parking in Washington is very expensive, and our conference hotels charge $40 per day.

Washington Metro (Subway System)

Washington has an extensive subway system, and a map with interactive options for directions can be found at WASHINGTON METRO.  The conference is located closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station (served by the Orange or Blue Lines).

There are many restaurants nearby, along with other places to visit such as The White House, The National Mall, Lincoln Memorial and all of the (free) National Museums along the Mall.