JSI Workshop 2018:
Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop
December 1-4, 2018 -- College Park, Maryland
The workshop will take place at The Hotel at the University of Maryland (unofficial short name: Hotel@UMD), which is located at 7777 Baltimore Avenue in College Park, Maryland. The hotel's main phone number is 301-277-7777.
College Park is located in the suburbs of Washington, DC, about 8 miles (13 km) from the U.S. Capitol building. The area is served by three airports: Reagan National Airport (DCA), Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), and Washington Dulles International (IAD). Dulles has a wider range of international flights than BWI does. BWI is a major hub for Southwest Airlines and often has domestic flights with lower fares than the other two airports. DCA is the most convenient for reaching College Park by public transportation using the Washington Metro system. The College Park-UMD Metro Station is about a 1 mile (1.6 km) walk to/from the Hotel (recommended walking route), or you can call the hotel at 301-277-7777 and ask to use their free shuttle service.
There is a large parking garage just behind the hotel. Overnight parking for hotel guests attending the workshop is $10 per night, billed to the room. Daily parking for local workshop participants is $7 per day with a validation sticker (get one each day from the workshop information table).