Active Minds National Conference 2019

Friday & Saturday, March 22 – 23, 2019 | Washington, DC

Hotel & Travel

The Georgeto​wn University Hotel & Conference Center hotel rooms are now sold out. Please check the other hotel suggestions below.

Other hotel suggestions

Please check these other suggestions in Washington, DC and also in Rosslyn (Arlington), Virginia.

Distance from airports and train station

Georgetown University is located:

  • 6.7 miles (15 minute drive) from Reagan National Airport
  • 23 miles (40 minute drive) from Dulles International
  • 46 miles (55 minute drive) from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • 8 miles (21 minute drive) from Union Station (Amtrak)

Taxis and rideshares

If you plan to take an Uber / Lyft, please put the “Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center” as your destination. Instruct the driver to enter the Georgetown Campus through the Canal Road entrance. The car will need to go up the hill, passing the football field and making its way to the Conference Center. You will see signs posted that say Hotel Taxi/Rideshare Drop Off that will point you to a garage where you can be dropped off.

Once dropped off, you will see banners leading you to the hotel elevator which will bring you to the Conference Center lobby.

For outgoing rides, use the Lombardi Cancer Center name for pick up location and pick up in front of hotel. Please ask front desk for help if having difficulty.

Parking

Parking at the conference center is very limited due to construction at the campus. To contact the conference center, call 202-687-3200.

Leavey Center Garage

For conference attendees staying overnight ONLY

The Leavey Center Garage is located directly under the hotel. Parking is on a first come, first served basis. When you check-in at the hotel front desk, you can purchase a $25 voucher to park in the garage for 24 hours. Guests staying for more than one day may need to purchase more than one pass. The vouchers are only valid for overnight guests of the hotel.

For in/out privileges, please tell the parking attendant as you leave that you are staying at the hotel and are coming back. The attendant will validate your parking ticket so you may return.

Note: If you are a day guest, the Leavey Center Garage will charge $75 per day for parking. Please park in the Southwest Garage instead.

Southwest Garage

For conference attendees not staying overnight

The Southwest Garage is located off the Canal Road campus entrance, just down the hill from the hotel. The cost is $25 per day and is cash only.

Any guests driving to the conference (but not staying overnight) should enter the campus using the 3611 Canal Road entrance and park in the garage immediately to their right (the Southwest Garage).

Enter the Georgetown University Campus through the Canal Road entrance, located approximately 200 feet past the Exxon Mobil gas station. (The following address can be used with mapping software: 3607 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.) As you travel up the hill, the parking garage will be on your right. Cost for parking is $25 a day (CASH ONLY). There is a shuttle available from the Southwest Garage, P3 Level, to the hotel and conference center. If walking, exit the garage through the “North” exit and walk up the hill along the football field. The conference center is located past the football field.

 

Metro information

To reach the conference center via Metro, board the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) at either the Rosslyn or Dupont Circle Metro Stops. Inform the driver you are attending an event at the University Conference Center. The shuttle begins operating at 6:15 a.m. and runs every 10 minutes. Allow for 20 minutes to reach the conference center from either of the Metro stops.

Pick-up locations: From Dupont Metro, the intersection of Massachusetts Ave. and 20th. Wait near the green fire hydrant. From Rosslyn Metro, the intersection of N. Moore and 19th.

Dupont Circle (Red Line) shuttle

There are two exits at the DuPont Circle Station. Use to the Q Street exit. Exit via the escalator. At the top of the escalator, turn left and cross 20th Street. Turn left, walk down 20th Street, and take the first right onto Massachusetts Avenue. There is no sign for the stop, but the shuttle will stop on Massachusetts just past 20th Street. Wait near the green fire hydrant.

Rosslyn (Orange or Blue Line) shuttle

Take the escalator out the only exit from the Rosslyn station. Turn right at the top of the escalator and walk toward the street. When you get to the street (N. Moore Street), turn left. Cross 19th Street and you will see a sign for the Georgetown University Shuttle. The stop is at the intersection of N. Moore and 19th.

 

Shuttle Bus information

For Conference Attendees staying at the Washington Marriott Georgetown there will be 2 shuttles offered on Friday & Saturday morning and late afternoon on a continual loop.  The Shuttle Bus will be marked “Active Minds” and will be found outside the Marriott on the West Road by the side of the hotel at Georgetown University.

Friday, March 22nd

Shuttles will depart on a continuous rotation between the hours of 7:00am-9:00am with return shuttles scheduled between 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Depart From: Washington Marriott Georgetown (1221 22nd Street NW)                                                      
Pick Up: 7:00am-9:00am

Drop Off: Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center – shuttle will travel on West Road and disperse at loading dock for the Hotel. Follow the walkway to the Hotel entrance.

Depart From: Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center on West Road alongside hotel near loading dock with drop off at Washington Marriott Georgetown (1221 22nd Street NW)                         
Pick Up: 5:00pm-6:00pm

 

Saturday, March 23rd

Shuttles will depart on a continuous rotation between the hours of 7:00am-9:00am with return shuttles scheduled between 4:00pm-5:00pm

Depart From: Washington Marriott Georgetown (1221 22nd Street NW); Pick Up: 7:00am-9:00am

Drop Off: Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center – shuttle will travel on West Road and disperse at loading dock for the Hotel. Follow the walk way to the Hotel entrance.

Depart From: Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center on West Road alongside hotel near loading dock with drop off at Washington Marriott Georgetown (1221 22nd Street NW)                         
Pick Up: 4:00pm-5:00pm