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Accommodations & Attractions

Conference Venue/Hotel: Mayflower® Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20036 USA
TEL: 1 (202) 347-3000
TOLL-FREE: 1 (800) 228-7697
FAX: 1 (202) 776-9182

Accommodations

Stay at the historic Mayflower® Renaissance Hotel, called Washington, DC’s “Second Best Address” by President Harry Truman.

Room Reservations: Take advantage of the rare opportunity to stay at this elegant luxury hotel at a greatly discounted rate while attending the conference. A limited number of rooms are available at a special rate of $185 for the nights of November 11, 12 and 13, 2010. Reserve your room now as these rates will only be available until October 28 November 4 or until these rooms are filled, whichever is first. Please note: Rooms can accommodate up to 4 or 5 people at no additional cost. Please read room descriptions.

Click here to make your reservations at this special rate.

Combining the conference with a vacation? If you want to take advantage of all Washington DC has to offer, there may be reduced rates for rooms a little before and after the conference (depending on availability; inquire at the Mayflower). Remember, most museums and attractions are free, and the metro makes travel easy.

Attractions

Attend the conference and enjoy Washington, too!

The conference is on a holiday weekend, providing you with the opportunity to attend the conference and spend time in one of the world’s great cities. Washington, DC is unique—you can visit historic monuments and world-class museums for little or no cost. And the Metro makes travel easy!

Here are some links to get you started:

GENERAL:

Interactive Map of Washington, DC (listing historic sites, tours, shopping restaurants, metro lines and more)

List of Attractions, Restaurants, Nightlife, & Tours: washington.org and washingtondc.com

CULTURAL:

The Chocolate City Tour is dedicated to sharing the city’s Black past and “reveals more unseen places and more unknown facts than any other tour in the nation’s capital.” There are many wonderful tours of Washington, but this less well-known tour is also worth considering. Reservations recommended.

The Phillips Collection: Paintings by Renoir and Rothko, Bonnard and O’Keeffe, van Gogh and Diebenkorn are among the many stunning impressionist and modern works that fill the museum’s distinctive building, which combines extensive new galleries with the family home of its founder, Duncan Phillips.

Smithsonian Institution - Explore the Smithsonian’s extraordinary collections in museums of history, art, design and natural history, and visit the National Zoo.