Getting on to the Campus

You MUST register for the conference before Sept. 13, 2019.  There will be NO onsite registration.  For US citizens to gain access to the campus, you must bring one of the following forms of ID:

  • Real ID compliant state-issued driver’s license
  • valid passport
  • passport card
  • DOD’s Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Veterans ID
  • Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs
  • Military Dependents ID
  • Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • TSA Trusted Traveler ID

For foreign nationals to gain access to the campus you must present a valid passport or alien registration card

Airports

Regan National: https://www.flyreagan.com/dca/reagan-national-airport

Dulles International: https://flydulles.com/iad/dulles-international-airport

Baltimore-Washington International (BWI): https://www.bwiairport.com/

Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott: Online Reservations – Phone: 1-800-321-2211

Gaithersburg Hilton: Online Reservations – Phone:  1-301-977-8900

When making reservations by phone be sure to specify that the reservations are for the Fall Technical Conference

Other hotels: See “Planning your Gaithersburg visit” below

Public Transportation from Airports to the Hotels

Reagan to Courtyard: Blue or Yellow line to Metro Center Station – Red line from Metro Center Station to Shady Grove Station – Bus #74 from Shady Grove Station to Washingtonian Blvd & Waterfront Pl – Prices vary for time of day – There are other routes, but this may be the most direct weekday route.

BWI to Courtyard: 201 Commuter Bus to Shady Grove Station ($5) – Local bus #74 from Shady Grove Station to Washingtonian Blvd & Waterfront Pl – There are other routes, but this appears to be the most direct weekday route to me.

Reagan to Hilton: Blue or Yellow line to Metro Center Station – Red line from Metro Center Station to Shady Grove Station – Bus #55 from Shady Grove Station to Odend Hal Ave & Fredrick Ave – Prices vary for time of day – There are other routes, but this may be the most direct weekday route.

BWI to Hilton: 201 Commuter Bus to Quince Orchard Road & Gaithersburg Park and Ride ($5) – Local bus #61 from Quince Orchard Road & Gaithersburg Park and Ride to N Fredrick Ave & Lakeforest Blvd – There are other routes, but this may be the most direct weekday route.

Transportation from Hotel to NIST for Conference

There will be a morning shuttle from the Courtyard and the Hilton to NIST, and an evening shuttle back.

NIST Websites with Travel Information

Campus access: https://www.nist.gov/about-nist/visit/campus-access-and-security

Getting to NIST Gaithersburg: https://www.nist.gov/about-nist/visit/campus-access-and-security

Parking and getting around Gaithersburg: https://www.nist.gov/about-nist/visit/parking-and-getting-around-gaithersburg

Planning your Gaithersburg visit: https://www.nist.gov/about-nist/visit/planning-your-visit-gaithersburg