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The 2005 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference

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Hotel Accommodations       Airline Reservations       Arriving by Train       Ground Transportation

Hotel Accommodations

Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
999 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 898-9000
Check in time is 3 PM -- Check out time is 12 NOON
Self-parking is available for $22/per day

The hotel is located between the White House and the US Capitol, one and one half blocks from the MCI Center, 10 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and three miles from Union Station.

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at a special rate: $166.00 single/double + tax. The conference block is reserved under OSEP 2005 National Early Childhood Conference.

You may call the hotel toll free number 1 800-266-9432 or from outside USA 1 801-832-4532 to book your sleeping room reservations.

The deadline for the special conference rate is Friday, November 11, 2005.

It is imperative that you reserve your sleeping room early. It can be cancelled should your plans change. Should you cancel a reservation being held on your credit card, the deposit is refundable if notice is received by the hotel at least seven (7) days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained.

The hotel has 20 accessible rooms available to accommodate guests with disabilities. If needed, please request when making reservations.

Airline Reservations

Each conference participant is responsible for making her/his own travel arrangements to Washington, DC. Viking Travel of Chapel Hill, NC, has arranged a special conference rate with participating airlines for conference participants. You can book your airline tickets by sending an e-mail to Thanh-Truc Pham with your request or by calling (800) 672-5907 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Confirmations will be sent to your e-mail address. If you do not have access to e-mail, confirmations will be sent to your mailing address.

Arriving & Departing By Air

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA, 703-417-8000; www.mwaa.com) is in Virginia, 7 miles south of the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI, 410-859-7100; www.bwiairport.com) is in Maryland, 40 miles north of the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.

Dulles International Airport (IAD, 703-572-2700; www.mwaa.com) is 35 miles west of the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.

Ground Transportation

FROM WASHINGTON REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT

A convenient and inexpensive method for getting to the hotel is to use Metrorail, the region's rapid transit system that stops adjacent to Terminals B and C. Metrorail Farecards may be purchased from machines at either of two Farecard plazas located on Level 2 near pedestrian bridges that lead into and out of Terminals B and C. A third Farecard plaza for passengers with disabilities needing elevators is under the Metrorail platform, midway between the north and south mezzanines. The cost for riding the Metrorail from the airport to the hotel is $1.75. The stops closest to the hotel are Metro Center and Gallery Place/Chinatown. It is approximately a 4 block walk to the hotel.

For more information about Metrorail, connect to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metrorail) Ride Guide: http://www.wmata.com/pdfs/safety/metrorail_safety_english.pdf

SuperShuttle's door-to-door shared van service is available to the hotel. SuperShuttle stops are clearly identified on the Ground Transportation level of the airport. The cost for the SuperShuttle is approximately $18.00 round trip.

Taxicabs are available at the exits of each terminal. Dispatchers are available at the exits to assist passengers. Taxi service from Washington Reagan National Airport is approximately $18.00 one way.

For more information about Ground Transportation at the airport, please connect to: http://www.mwaa.com/reagan/1179.htm

FROM BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

SuperShuttle's door-to-door shared van service is available to the hotel. Go to Ground Transportation on the lower level and follow signs to the SuperShuttle desk located between Baggage Claims 6 and 7. The ticket counter is open between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. The cost is approximately $30.00/one way. For reservations call (800) BLUE VAN.

Taxicabs are located just outside of the Baggage Claim area of the Lower Level of the BWI Airport Terminal. The fare is approximately $65.00.

For more information about Ground Transportation at the airport, please connect to: http://www.bwiairport.com/#

FROM DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Washington Flyer Coach service provides a convenient link between Washington Dulles and the West Falls Church Metrorail station every 30 minutes. To travel to the hotel using this service, purchase a ticket ($8) from the Ground Transportation Center's ticket counter located inside the vestibule of Door 4 on the Arrivals Level. Board the bus from the Main Terminal at Door 4 located on the Arrivals Level. When you arrive at the West Falls Church Metrorail station, purchase a Metrorail Farecard. Cost ranges from $1.85 to $2.75, depending on time of day. Get off at the Metro Center Station. It is approximately a 4 block walk to the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. To contact Washington Flyer Coach, call (888) 927-4359.

Washington Flyer Taxi service from Dulles Airport to the hotel is approximately $45.00. Taxi stands are located on the Ground Transportation level of the airport.

SuperShuttle's door-to-door shared van service is available to the hotel. SuperShuttle stops are clearly identified on the Ground Transportation level of the airport. The cost for this service is approximately $25.00/one way.

For more information about Ground Transportation at the airport, please connect to: http://www.mwaa.com/dulles/793.htm

Arriving and Departing by Train

Union Station, served by Amtrak and MARC trains, is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, 1.27 miles from the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. Amtrak tickets and reservations are available at Amtrak stations, by telephone, through travel agents, or on-line (800-872-7245; www.amtrak.com/home). MARC Train service (from Baltimore Washington International Airport to Washington, D.C. - Union Station) operates on Monday through Friday ONLY (800-325-7245; mta.maryland.gov/).

Taxis are available outside Union Station and The Metrorail is also available from Union Station. Stops closest to the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel are Metro Center and Gallery Place/Chinatown.

Questions?

Please contact: the NECTAC Office at (919) 962-2001.