A National Town Meeting on demand response + smart grid

Travel + Lodging

The main program of the 2016 National Town Meeting will be held once again at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW).

The pre-conference workshops and Welcome Reception will be held at the Marriott Metro Center (775 12th St NW).

 

Lodging:

Walking directions from the hotels to both the Reagan Building and Marriott Metro Center can be downloaded here.

Sofitel
806 15th St NW
Reservation Link (Under “Book your Stay,” enter “NTMODR” as your “Preferential Code” to receive the group rate.)
202.730.8800 (Reference National Town Meeting to get the group rate)
Group rate: $319
Cutoff date: June 20, 2016
(0.5 miles to Reagan Building)

Loews Madison Hotel - SOLD OUT
1177 15th St NW

855-325-6397
Cutoff date: June 20, 2016
(0.9 miles to Reagan Building)

Marriott Metro Center - Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12 are SOLD OUT. Rooms still available Sunday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 13
775 12th St NW

202-737-2200 
Cutoff date: June 17, 2016
(0.4 miles to Reagan Building – Site of pre-conference workshops)

 

Warning: Potential Hotel Reservation Scam

We would like to make you aware of a situation that has been brought to our attention. There are companies who have been contacting our speakers and exhibitors to “assist” with hotel reservations. They sometimes disguise themselves as the National Town Meeting Housing Bureau or claim to represent one of our conference hotels. They may claim they can get better rates, that rooms are limited, that the deadline is approaching, or use other sales pitch methods. They are NOT the official housing bureau and are NOT affiliated with SEPA or the National Town Meeting in any way.

If you receive a call from this or any company claiming to represent the Town Meeting, be aware that this may be a scam and DO NOT MAKE THE RESERVATION. These companies are NOT affiliated with SEPA or the Town Meeting in any capacity. If you are contacted by any such company, please ask for the company name, phone number, address, and contact who called (email if possible) and to send it to events@solarelectricpower.org.

Please make your reservations directly with the the Sofitel, Lowes Madison, or Marriott Metro Center Hotels. You can find reservation information above. To receive the Town Meeting negotiated rate, be sure to mention you are with the National Town Meeting.

 

Travel:

The closest airport to the National Town Meeting is Reagan National (DCA). Dulles International (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI) are each about 45 minutes from downtown Washington, DC.

Please note that Metro is performing “Safe Track” maintenance throughout the summer, including the week of the National Town Meeting. Over the dates of the Town Meeting, the National Airport Metro stop will be closed for maintenance, so we suggest you catch a cab or request an Uber to get from the airport to downtown DC.

Amtrak train service also arrives in downtown DC at Union Station.

Walking directions to both the Reagan Building and Marriott Metro Center can be downloaded here.


Getting Around Town
:

The Ronald Reagan Building is easily accessible by DC’s Metro transit system (WMATA). The Federal Triangle Metro stop (Orange and Blue lines) is located directly below the Ronald Reagan Building.

The Marriott Metro Center is located directly beside the 12th and G St NW exit of the Metro Center stop (Red, Orange, and Blue lines).

Please note that Metro is performing “Safe Track” maintenance throughout the summer, including the week of the National Town Meeting. Over the dates of the Town Meeting, the stops will be closed between National Airport and Pentagon City (on the Yellow and Blue lines). This should not affect your transit within downtown DC, but please take the closings into consideration if arriving from northern Virginia or from National Airport.