(Effective January 11, 2019)
On March 28 - 29, 2019, the event will take place at Constitution Hall on the East Campus Commons at American University (AU), located near Ward Circle in Northwest DC. Constitution Hall is a brand new state-of-the-art conference facility on AU’s campus.
Driving. The official address for the East Campus is 3319-3395 New Mexico Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, but the entrance to Constitution Hall is on Nebraska Avenue. Here are driving directions.
Parking. Paid parking is steps away from the Constitution Hall location. Here is a link to the campus map pdf with parking.
Metro Subway. Constitution Hall is metro accessible on the Red Line, the Tenlytown-AU Metro Station. AU shuttles will pick up just outside of the Tenlytown-AU Metro Station (behind Whole Foods). To access the Shuttle:
Board the Blue Route or Red Route shuttle (will be displayed on the bus)
Disembark at the Kerwin Hall stop (first stop after passing through Ward Circle; almost everyone who rides the shuttle in the morning will get off here)
Cross Nebraska Avenue to reach Constitution Hall
If you board the Red Route Express shuttle, you can disembark at the Nebraska Hall stop (just before Ward Circle) and walk around the circle on foot to reach Constitution Hall.
Metrobus. The M4 Metrobus will pick up in the same spot as the AU Shuttle, and will stop in the same spot in front of Kerwin Hall, so guests with SmarTrip cards may use this bus if they prefer!
Attached is a Guide, which includes some information about local services and attractions (p16) as well as other information you may find helpful.
AU partners with two hotels that will offer discounts to you if you book using the following codes. Both hotels are walking distance from Red Line metro stops.
Embassy Row Hotel - Dupont Circle: book with corporate code AMERICAN for discounted rate
Courtyard Marriot - Friendship Heights: book with corporate code U5V or book over the phone and ask for the American University rate
There are a variety of other hotels available for your stay in DC. Here is a list of venue accessible hotels. These hotels will work both days for the event.
Transportation to DC
AIRPORTS. AU is conveniently located near three major airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Here is short guide on each airport:
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Among the three choices, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the closest to downtown Washington, DC, AU, and its most popular tourist attractions.
Washington Dulles International Airport. Farther from AU is Dulles International Airport, about an hour drive away. Despite the commute, travelers appreciate Dulles for its state-of-the-art security checkpoints, which makes waiting times shorter and the general experience far more streamlined.
Baltimore–Washington International Airport. Also located about an hour drive from the Capitol Hill Hotel, Baltimore-Washington is another nearby international flying option. For those who are keen on the competetive prices of Southwest Airlines, this may be the airport. The Baltimore-Washington International Airport is also close to an Amtrak station, creating another easy commute option for travelers who aren’t renting cars, or paying for taxicabs.
RAIL & BUS SERVICE. Amtrak Rail Service into Washington, D.C. terminates into Washington Union Station. This is also where you can find BoltBus, Greyhound, and Megabus. Inside Union Station, you can board Metrorail to take a short subway ride to the AU Campus. Rail service also is provided by MARC (Maryland Transit Administration) and VRE (Virginia Railway Express).