Venue, Travel and Lodging

CONFERENCE  VENUE

 
 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
 Washington, DC 20004
 
 
Nearest Metro Stations: Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue lines) and Metro Center (Orange/Blue/Red lines)
NEARBY HOTELS
Websites with DC lodging information:
HOSTELS
  • Hilltop Hostel, 300 Carroll St., Takoma, DC.
    Hostel
    just 50 meters from Takoma Park Metro station, $60/night private room (2 people) w/
    shared bath, $24/night for dormitory room
    with 6-8 people.
  • Center for Educational Design, 821 Varnum St
    NE, Washington, DC
    .  202-635-7987. 19 single rooms, $30/person/night. Meals available by arrangement.
    15 minute walk from Brookland-
    CUA Metro station.
  • William Penn House,515 E. Capitol Street, SE,
    Washington, DC. 202-543-5569. $30-$40/night
    (depending on group size) dorm style including
    breakfast, no smoking or alcohol. On Capitol Hill
    near
    Eastern Market metro.
  • Hostels.com --Washington, DC Hostels
AIRPORTS 

Three airports serve the Washington DC area. The most convenient for NCSE Conference participants is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), a 10 minute ride by cab, Metro, or shuttle. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) are within 45 minutes, with cab, shuttle service, and various rail options available. However, BWI is reputed to offer more low cost airline flights.

To compare the cost of available ground transportation at each airport, check the Web sites below:
FLIGHT RESERVATIONS 
All major airlines fly into the Washington DC area airports. Travel websites can help you find the most convenient times and fares for your travel. Tickets can also be booked through travel agents or directly through the airlines.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION 
We encourage conference participants to be climate-sensitive when deciding your mode of transport aroung the city. Guests are advised to make use of the area's mass transit, specifically the Metro, which services nearly all of Washington, DC. Renting a car for the NCSE conference is generally unnecessary. Parking in DC is expensive and roads are often congested . Taxis and the Metro should satisfy most visitors' transit needs for the conference as well as any desired sightseeing. Please carpool when possible, and if you are up for an adventure, consider renting a bike for your stay in DC!
Secured bike parking is available at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on garage level B1.
The Airport Shuttle, Inc.
Reservations to and from the DC area's airports (BWI, IAD, and DCA) can be made through The Airport Shuttle, Inc.  Driver gratuities are welcome at time of service.

 
TRAVEL COOL!
We are thrilled to have your participation at the Environmental Disasters Conference. We hope that the conference will be an inspiring and empowering event. As individuals, there is much we can do to lessen our own impact on the environment, and to be good examples for others as well.

 Low-Carbon Flying (from the David Suzuki Foundation's tips on Air Travel and Climate Change):

  • Try to minimize the number of flights you take by combining trips. For example, book more than one meeting in your destination city, so you don't need to fly there several times.
  • Fly during the daytime, because studies have shown that flights taken at night have a greater impact on the climate.
  • Fly economy, because more people per plane means fewer emissions per person.
  • Pack light, because lighter planes mean less fuel is burned.
  • Purchase carbon offsets to account for the emissions from your flight.
 

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