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Science Diplomacy 2018: Travel and Accommodations

We look forward to seeing you at Science Diplomacy 2018. This page gathers resources that may be helpful as you plan your travel to the conference.


AAAS headquarters is located in downtown Washington, DC, at 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005. The public entrance is located on the 12th Street NW side of the building at the intersection with H Street NW.

AAAS Visitor's Entrance | AAAS

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You do not need to check in at the security desk. Once you come in the 12th and H St. entrance, take a right and go past the elevator bank and the AAAS Art Gallery. Continue until you see a flight of stairs on your left, which you can take to the second floor. The conference rooms are at the top of the stairs. Please speak with the security officer if you need elevator access.


We encourage you to take public transportation to AAAS headquarters.  The nearest Metro station is Metro Center, which is served by the Red, Blue, Orange and Silver lines. More detailed travel information, including driving directions and parking, is available here.  If you are taking Amtrak to Washington, DC, Union Station is connected to Metro Center via the Red line.  If you are flying to Washington, DC, three airports serve the region, from closest to farthest, Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).  DCA is Metro-accessible via the Blue and Yellow lines.  Please refer to the airport's transportation webpages for transportation options to downtown Washington, DC.


Hotels with AAAS special rates: (* To receive the special rates, you must call and ask for the AAAS rate when booking)
Henley Park Hotel 
926 Massachusetts Avenue, Downtown, Washington DC 20001
(202) 638-5200 | Website
Morrison Clark Inn
1015 L Steet NW, Downtown, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 898-1200 | Website
Other nearby hotels:
Marriott At Metro Center
775 12 St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-2200 or (800) 228-9290 | Website
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St, NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 582-1234 or (800) 233-1234 | Website
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC
815 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202 783-7800 or (800) HILTONS | Website
Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
999 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 898-9000 | Website
Hamilton Crowne Plaza
1001 14th St. NW · Washington, DC 20005
(202) 682-0111 or (800) 2CROWNE | Website
Washington Plaza
10 Thomas Cir, NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 842-1300 or (800) 424-1140 | Website
Hotel Harrington
436 11th Street, N.W. (corner of 11th & E Streets, N.W.) Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-8140 | Website
Hampton Inn Washington DC - Convention Center
901 6th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
(202)842-2500 | Website

If you have any questions regarding travel arrangements, please contact