Venue & Logistics

Venue Location

The official agenda of the conference is available on the program page. Please note these important times

Check in and Registration: Monday, May 23rd  & Tuesday May, 24th at 8:00 AM

Program ends on Tuesday, May 24th at 2:00 PM

The conference will be held in the Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street, NW, at Georgetown University. It is located at the intersection of N St & 36th St, as shown by the purple marker below. The Georgetown main entrance, Healy Gate, is just two blocks away at the intersection of O St and 37th St, as marked by the camera icon below.

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Program Logistics

Registration Fee

The 2011 Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC) is free of charge for invited registered attendees.

Food

Light lunch will be served. Participants are welcomed to explore other dining options here.

Get In – Georgetown

It is important to keep in mind that there is no subway stop at Georgetown.

If your hotel is conveniently located near a metro station, Georgetown University Transportation System (GUTS) provides free shuttle services on routes connecting the main campus to the following locations:

  • Rosslyn Metro Station (every 5 to 20 minutes with traveling time 15-20 minute)
  • Dupont Circle Metro Station (every 5 to 30 minutes with traveling time 15-20 minute)
  • Georgetown Law Center on Capitol Hill (near Union Station).

Please click on the markers in the map below for exact pick-up and drop-off points, or visit the GUTS website for detailed schedule.
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By DC Circulator

DC Circulator operates two routes to Georgetown at $1 fare: Union Station-Georgetown & Dupont Circle-Georgetown-Rosslyn. You can board on a DC Circulator bus from Union Station you (at the Mezzanine Level of Parking Deck), Dupont and Rosslyn metro stations, and stop at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and N St. For more information, please visit the DC Circulator website.  You can also obtain GPS-based arrival time of Metrobus at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website.

By car

From Baltimore and Points North

Follow I-95 South and exit onto 495 West (Capital Beltway). Continue on 495 to George Washington Memorial Parkway. Follow the parkway toward Washington, D.C., and exit onto Key Bridge. Cross Key Bridge and turn left onto M Street. Go through one light and turn right into Georgetown University. Follow signs to visitor parking.

From Richmond and Points South

Follow I-95 North to 395 to Route 27 (Washington Boulevard.) Once on Route 27, carefully watch for signs that lead you through Rosslyn to the Key Bridge. Follow the signs and cross Key Bridge, then turn left onto M Street. Go through one light and turn right into Georgetown University. Follow signs to visitor parking.

From Pittsburgh and Points West

Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Exit 12 (Breezewood.) Follow I-70 South to Frederick, where 270 South begins and continue on 270 South toward Washington, D.C. When 270 South intersects with 495 (Capital Beltway), keep right and follow 495 toward Northern Virginia. Continue on 495 to George Washington Memorial Parkway. Follow the parkway toward Washington and exit onto Key Bridge. Cross Key Bridge and turn left onto M Street. Go through one light and turn right into Georgetown University. Follow signs to visitor parking.

Parking Information

Should you require parking, the Southwest Visitor’s Parking Garage should be able to accommodate you.  After turning off of Canal Road, the garage is the second entrance on your right. Parking is $3 /hr or $15/ day.

 

Get Around – Georgetown

Wikitravel has more detailed traveling information about Georgetown.

 

Get In – Washington D. C.

By plane

The major public transportation hubs are marked in the map below, with major airports, train stations and bus services. The Washington, DC area is served by three different airports. The pick-up and drop off points, in relation to the conference venue are shown in the map below. Please click on the icons on the map for further details.

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  1. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), commonly known as National Airport, is located in Arlington County, Virginia and is the closest airport to downtown Washington, DC. National Airport is the most convenient of the area airports for visitors staying in the heart of the city. The airport is accessible by Metro.
  2. Dulles International Airport (IAD), located 26 miles from Washington, DC in Chantilly, Virginia. The airport is about a 40 minute drive from downtown Washington, DC in non-rush hour traffic. The Dulles Airport Access Road makes the airport easy to get to once you get off of I-495. There are plenty of shuttles and taxis to transport visitors around the region. Since Washington, DC traffic is often congested, you should plan ahead and avoid flight times near rush hour.
  3. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), commonly known as BWI Airport, is located south of Baltimore. From the DC area, travel north on I-95 toward Baltimore to I-195. Take I-195 East (exit 47 off of I-95) toward BWI Airport. Follow the signs to the terminal. The MARC and Amtrak train station is nearby offering train service to Union Station in Washington, DC. BWI is a test site for the Department of Homeland Security and is used to try out new airport security screening methods. As a result, sometimes the security lines can be quite long, so plan ahead for unexpected delays.

By train

The principal train station in Washington is Union Station, 2 West /40 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. Their website address is: http://www.unionstationdc.com/ Rail service is provided by Amtrak: http://www.amtrak.com/

 

Get Around – Washington, D.C.

Wikitravel has more detailed traveling information about Washington D.C.

By bus

The Washington, DC area is served by various bus operators, with frequent and competitive buses to and from New York and Philadelphia (e.g. see “By Bus” in related Wikitravel article).   Megabus is also operating some routes to and from various major cities in east coast.



Places to hang out – Georgetown

Wikitravel has more detailed eat and drink information around Georgetown. Below are some suggestions of hang out spots in Georgetown within close proximity of the conference venue.

The Car Barn, represented by the yellow marker in the map below, has a view of the Potomac River, and is good place to enjoy your meal and hang out. Most restaurants, bars, coffee places, pizzeria are conveniently located on M St and Wisconsin Avenue as illustrated in the map below. Please click on the icon on the map for further details.

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Accommodation

Many hotels and short-term visitor housing options are conveniently located near or within walking distance of the university. These include:

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
Leavey Center, Georgetown University
3800 Reservoir Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20057
(202) 687.3200
(800) 228.9290

Carlyle Suites Hotel
1731 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 234.3200

Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 342.0444
(800) 819.5053

The Georgetown Inn
1310 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 333.8900
(888) 587.2388

Georgetown Suites
1111 30th Street, N.W.
1000 29th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 298.7800
(800) 348.7203

Holiday Inn Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 338.4600
(800) 465.4329

Savoy Suites Hotel
2505 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 337.9700
(800) 944.5377

Please contact us for inquiries.