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registration ends Friday, September 26 (to receive the US$50 early
registration discount). The on-line registration system will be
disabled on Wednesday, October 15 to print name badges and to finalize
counts. Note that the cost for walk-up registration for the meetings at
the hotel is substantially higher than for registering on-line in
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Sheraton Tysons Hotel
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182
(703) 448-1234 or (888) 627-8230
The Sheraton Tysons is conveniently
located 10 miles from Dulles Airport and less than 20 minutes from
downtown Washington, D.C. The hotel is just one block from the new
subway Metro Silver Line “Spring Hill” Station.
Hotel does not
provided shuttle service to/from either Dulles or Reagan airports. Taxi
fare to/from airport is approximately US$30 Dulles (IAD); US$45 Reagan (DCA).
The hotel is also accessible from Reagan National Airport (DCA) by
Metrorail (no rail service from Dulles).
The Sheraton Hotel is NOW SOLD OUT. Below are recommended nearby
overflow hotels. Click the hotel name to be taken to their special
group-rate registration website.
Marriott Residence Inn
8616 Westwood Center
Drive: Vienna, Virginia
10-minute walk to Sheraton Hotel
Embassy Suites Tysons Corner (a Hilton property)
8517 Leesburg Pike;
15-minute walk to Sheraton Hotel
ACTIVITIES & TOURS
► Saturday, October 18:
Early Bird Event
Iris Lounge - join your fellow early birds for a Saturday night
social experience at Tyson’s newest hot spot, the Iris Lounge.
blocks away from the Sheraton Premier, this local gem prides itself not
only on its versatile, fun atmosphere, but also on its great-tasting
food, brand new billiards room, Rocky Patel cigar room and it's hosting
of the hottest DJs in the area.
Hor d'oeuvres and a complete buffet dinner will be served.
October 20: Spouse/Companion Tour - Mount Vernon/Old Town
Spend the morning at Mount Vernon –
George Washington’s home, gardens and farm. Then visit the quaint
seaport town of Old Town Alexandria to see some of the most amazing
historic sites in Virginia. Step off the coach and visit Christ Church,
attended by George Washington and Robert E. Lee. You will also see
historic 17th and 18th century homes along the way to Arlington National
Cemetery, where you’ll board the lectured tram to the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier and view the unforgettable Changing of the Guard
ceremony. Witness the eternal flame that lights up the Kennedy
Gravesite. Take advantage of a number of photo opportunities along the
way. Lunch included.
► Monday Evening,
October 20: Social Event -
Monuments by Moonlight with Champagne
Aboard a luxury motor coach, an
experienced tour guide will share fascinating facts on the city’s
illuminated monuments and landmarks as you enjoy sparkling champagne (or
cider, upon request) and delicious desserts. In this all encompassing
night tour of Washington D.C., you will pass such sights as the White
House, U.S. Capitol Building, Old Post Office Building, Washington
Monument, World War II and Jefferson Memorials, Smithsonian Museums and
the Tidal Basin. You will circle the Iwo Jima Memorial and then make a
stop at the Lincoln Memorial where you can enjoy the stunning views of
the National Mall and Potomac River. You will also be able to visit the
Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, which are just a short walk from the
► Tuesday, October 21: Spouse/Companion Tour -
Smithsonian/Georgetown Food Tour
Spend the morning exploring the
Smithsonian. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and
research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National
Zoological Park and nine research facilities. On this tour, you will
spend time at either the Natural History Museum or American History
Museum. Next, on to Georgetown.
Experience a Georgetown Food Tour in the
heart of historic Georgetown. It will combine history, architecture and
culture with cuisine from some of the area’s best restaurants. The
result is a multiple hour dining experience that will expand and
challenge the palette with an array of flavors, tastes and textures.
Old Town Alexandria
Monuments by Moonlight
Tomb of the Unknown Soldie
Evening Dinner Social:
National Harbor's Sunset Room
Join your fellow meeting attendees at
National Harbor’s Sunset Room for Wednesday evening’s dinner social,
where you’ll be treated to a night of fabulous food and
entertainment. Upon arrival, all guests will have the opportunity
to explore the National Harbor in Maryland before returning to the
Sunset Room, featuring Wolfgang Puck catering and breathtaking
views, for drinks (cash bar), dinner and live music