IEEE-USA shares space with the IEEE Computer Society in the IEEE Washington office located at 2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 700 in Washington, DC. If you are planning a trip to Washington and have a meeting or would like to visit the IEEE’s DC offices, this page will help you with your preparations.
IEEE has arranged a fifteen percent (15%) discount off best available daily rate for IEEE staff and volunteers reserving rooms at AC Hotel by Marriot at its 1112 19th Street, N.W., location, which is one block from the DC office and two blocks from the Farragut North Metro station. Individual reservations can be made through your preferred travel agency or directly with the AC Hotel at 202.303.0190 or through our representative Jessica DeOlivia (email@example.com)
If space is not available or if shopping for competitive rates, there are a large number of hotel options representing most hotel chains within walking distance of our office or convenient to Metro, including lodging options near National Airport (Blue/Orange Line Metro) and Dulles Int’l Airport (Silver Line Express bus from Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station. The full Silver Line extension to the airport is scheduled to open on 16 July 2020). You can check for other Washington accommodation options through online services such as:
One thing to note is that room rates will vary widely from day to day and week to week. In Washington, especially during the Summer tourist months, the Cherry Blossom festival, and during special conference, political, social or sporting events, room rates and availability reflect the high demand. At the same time, it is often possible to bargain for lower rates during off-peak/low occupancy periods. IEEE negotiated rates are only available subject to room availability. The best advice is to ask for their best rate when calling. If the rate is higher than the IEEE negotiated rate, then ask if they will honor the IEEE rate. In many cases, you will find you can get a better rate than the IEEE rate using a federal employee, AARP, or other discount. In other cases, the IEEE rate may not be available.
Travel to Washington
Three major airports — Reagan National (DCA), Dulles Int’l (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington Int’l (BWI) all provide air transportation convenient to the Washington Metropolitan area. Reagan National is the closest to downtown and provides direct Metro access (via the Blue/Yellow lines, transfer to Red Line). Dulles airport is linked to Metro’s Silver Line service via a Silver Line Express Bus that connects the Dulles terminal to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station. The Metro Silver Line subway extension giving direct connection to Dulles is scheduled to be completed on 16 July 2020. Travelers arriving at BWI can catch the airport shuttle to the BWI Amtrak station and take an Amtrak or MARC train to DC’s Union Station, with access Metro’s Red Line, or take the BWI Express (B30) bus from the airport to the Greenbelt Metro Station (Green/Yellow Line). The BWI Express Bus runs every 60 minutes on M-F between 6:30 a.m. and 9:33 p.m. Cab/coach to/from Dulles and BWI to most downtown locations typically requires 45-60 minutes at a cost of $65-90, or slightly less on rideshare services like Uber/Lyft. Car rental may also be an option. Limited parking is available at 2001 L Street, N.W. at a rate of $14 for early entry (before 9:30 a.m.) or $19 for the day (or hourly at $12 per hour). Parking is also available on similar terms at most adjacent office buildings on the L, 18th and 19th Street corridors. Street parking options are very limited and should not be relied upon.
IEEE members are encouraged to make their travel arrangements through the IEEE Concurs Travel Program.
Travel by Washington Metro
The Washington Metro subway and bus system is an inexpensive and convenient means to reach most destinations in Washington and the surrounding suburbs of Maryland and Northern Virginia. Metro serves Washington National Airport and Union Station (Amtrak rail service). Coaches connect Dulles Int’l Airport with the West Falls Church Metro Station. Amtrak connects Baltimore Washington International Airport with the Union Station Metro.
The IEEE-USA Washington office is located just a short walk from either the Farragut North (Red Line) or Farragut West (Blue & Orange Line) Metro stations. You can get complete rail and bus information from the Washington Metro-Area Transit Authority.
The Washington Post also makes available information on the Metro System, including down-loadable maps and a station-finder.
Washington, DC Weather
Washington experiences the best and worst all four seasons, but is best known for its hot, humid summers. For the lastest weather forecast, consult the Weather Channel’s DC forecast. If the link is slow, try YAHOO!’s Weather Forecast for Washington, DC.
During inclement weather or other emergencies, IEEE-USA follows Federal guidelines and is open for business if the Federal government is open. IEEE-USA is also closed during approved IEEE holidays. In the event of an office closure, a verbal notice will be placed on IEEE-USA office switchboard. To determine operating status, contact the IEEE-USA switch-board at 202-785-0017 and/or consult the Federal Office of Personnel Management’s Operating Status webpage.
Washington Web Resources
You can get local news and explore Washington culture, business, and sights through the following websites:
While you are in Washington, you might consider visiting: