There are several other hotel options in the Washington, DC regional area for participants who choose alternative accommodations. Although other hotels are not within walking distance of the conference venue, they may offer competitive rates. You may wish to visit online hotel booking sources to make arrangements for alternative accommodations. If you choose to stay in a different hotel, here are some options for ground transportation to the conference venue:
Public Transportation (Bus and Trains)—Public transportation will be available to take you to the conference venue at 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Visit WMATA (http://www.wmata.com) for information about using Metrorail (trains) and Metrobus (buses) transit services to get to the conference venue from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia communities. The cost of train and bus tickets varies by distance.
Taxi/Cab—Conference attendees can choose from several taxi/cab options in the area. Many of these taxis are often readily available in front of hotels.
Bicycle Rental—Conference attendees can become a member of Capital Bikeshare and rent a bicycle. Many of these bicycles are located close to bus and metro stations. To rent a bike, you must become a member of Capital Bikeshare.
Rent a Car—There are several car rental options, including Car2go. Also, Budget and Avis car rental companies are conveniently located in the lobby of the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, the same location as the conference.