venue | hotel | transportation
The “Standards Edge” conference series will continue this March 21 & 22,
2007 on the Georgetown University Campus outside of Washington, D.C.
The two day conference will be held at the McShain lounge, in McCarthy
Hall, located in the southern part of the Main Campus. For a map of
the conference site, please click on the link below:
Georgetown is famous for its historic charm and European feel. This
picturesque neighborhood is located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington,
D.C., along the Potomac River waterfront. It was formerly a separate
city, predating the founding of Washington, D.C. and the establishment
of the District of Columbia.
We have set aside a small block of rooms at the Melrose Hotel in
Washington, D.C. It is the newest luxury hotel in this upscale Washington,
D.C. neighborhood located one block away from Georgetown.
A special conference rate of $249.00 per night has
been offered for conference attendees on a limited basis. If you
wish to secure accommodations at the conference hotel please contact
Andrea Young for availability.
There are also a number of properties in and around the Georgetown/Washington,
D.C. area. Should you wish to stay in Washington, D.C., you may want
to consider hotels with addresses in the NW part of town. Desirable
areas in Washington, D.C. are located in and around Capitol Hill,
DuPont Circle, Georgetown, and Adams-Morgan.
Please note this is an extremely busy time in the entire metropolitan
area. Hotel availability is already limited. It is therefore advisable
to arrange your accommodations as soon as possible.
If you are having any trouble securing a room, please contact Andrea
Getting around Washington is relatively easy due to the numerous
forms of transportation available. However, there are two important
things to keep in mind:
THERE IS NOT A METRO STOP IN GEORGETOWN and PARKING AT
OR NEAR THE UNIVERSITY CAN BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.
You may find the following transportation information helpful:
Washington, D.C. Taxicab Service
Taxicabs in Washington, D.C. determine fares by a zone system. Prices
range from $4 for a single zone to $12.50 for an eight-zone ride.
You'll pay an extra $1.50 for each additional person. A rush-hour
surcharge of $1 is in effect from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:30
p.m. on weekdays. For more than one grocery bag or suitcase per person,
there is a $0.50/piece addition, and larger objects will cost $2.00.
Cabs can double the fare during snow emergencies. In addition, there
is a $1.00 charge for radio-dispatched cabs.
D.C. Taxi Zone Map and Fare Calculator
from the Washington, D.C. Taxicab Commission about taxi zones
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority runs both the
Metrorail (Metro) subway system and the Metrobus. The Metro is considered
one of the best public transportation systems in the country. It is
clean, relatively inexpensive, and extensive. Unfortunately, there
is not currently a Metro stop in Georgetown. The nearest Metro stop
to Georgetown is Rosslyn (on the orange and blue lines), which is
about two miles away. The easiest way to get from Rosslyn to the University
is the GUTS bus. WMATA also recently began its own shuttle service
from Rosslyn to Georgetown (but not directly to the University). It
runs daily and costs a dollar each way ($0.25 with a Metro transfer).
The Dupont Circle Metro station (red line) is also fairly accessible
to Georgetown. Although further away than Rosslyn, there is also GUTS
service provided to the Dupont Circle Metro.
As mentioned, WMATA also runs bus service throughout the city. Bus
service is extensive and runs just about everywhere in D.C. as well
as in many areas of Virginia and Maryland that are serviced by Metro.
For full schedules, see WMATA.
Georgetown University Transportation
The GUTS bus is free for students with a Georgetown ID. Visitors
or those doing business on campus can also use GUTS for a nominal
fare. The GUTS bus runs Monday-Friday, 6am-11pm with limited service
on weekends. GUTS provides service to the Arlington Loop, Dupont Circle,
Rosslyn, the Georgetown University Law Center on campus, and part
of Wisconsin Ave. For a list of schedules or more information, please
visit the Office of Transportation Management website.
Parking at or near the University is difficult and generally expensive,
but not impossible. University parking permits ARE NOT available to
students and other parking on campus is approximately $12.00 per day.
Although limited street parking is available, it is VERY difficult
to come by. Metered parking is also available for 2-4 hour time periods.
Those who live in D.C. can apply for a city parking permit. Washington,
D.C. is divided into parking zones, and you can obtain a permit for
the zone in which you live. The permit allows you unlimited parking
in this zone. Georgetown is in zone 2, so if you have a zone 2 permit,
you will be able to park near campus. You can obtain a permit by taking
proof of rental agreement, student status, and auto registration to
the D.C. DMV.
There are three major airports located relatively close to Washington,
- Ronald Regan/Washington National Airport
Located in Arlington, VA, National Airport is directly across
the river from D.C.. National is very convenient to fly into/out
of as there is a Metro stop located right at the airport. Most
major airlines are serviced here.
- Dulles International Airport
Dulles is located in Sterling, VA, about a 25 minute drive
from Washington, D.C.. There are various means of getting to Dulles
without a car, such as the Washington Flyer, Super Shuttle, and
cabs. These services cost about $20 one-way. Most major airlines
are serviced here.
- Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
BWI is located in Baltimore, MD, approximately an hour from
Washington, D.C.. The BWI Flyer offers door-to-door service for
a fee. In addition, the Maryland Rail Commuter Service (MARC)
train runs service from Washington's Union Station (red line Metro)
to BWI for $5.75 each way.