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RDA Second Plenary Meeting
16-18 September 2013


The RDA Plenary 2 registration fee of US$100 is requested as a contribution to the costs of the conference and is payable by credit card or wire transfer upon registration.

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418
Meeting Room: Auditorium (1st floor)
Metro Station: Foggy Bottom (Blue Line) - approximately 5 blocks

Note: You will be required to present a government-issued PHOTO ID (or passport) to security. Please use the Constitution Avenue entrance which is at 2101 Constitution Avenue.

Washington Marriott
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC ‎20037
Phone: 202-872-1500
Metro Stations: Dupont Circle (Red Line) - 0.3 Miles, Foggy Bottom (Blue Line) - 0.4 Miles

A block of rooms are available at the Washington Marriott at the discounted rate of $226/night + tax USD. To make a hotel reservation on-line, please visit:

Alternatively, within the United States, you may call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the Research Data Alliance (RDA) room block.

Your hotel reservation will include complimentary fitness center and swimming pool access, and complimentary internet connectivity in your guest room.

The cut-off date for reservations is Thursday, August 22, 2013.

The nearest airport to the down town Washington, DC is the Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). From the airport you may either take the metro (Blue Line to Foggy Bottom then 5-10 min. walk) or a taxi, which will cost approximately $20.

Additionally, Dulles International Airport (IAD) and the Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) serve Washington, DC travelers. Both take approximately 45 minutes to get to downtown DC. Taxis cost approximately $60 each way. Shuttles are also available through Super Shuttle (

If you paid your registration fee by credit card, this expense will appear on your statement as a charge from Capital Meeting Planning, Inc. A payment receipt is sent via email. If you indicated that you will pay by check, you will be sent a payment receipt via email once the check is received.

If you must cancel your participation in the plenary, we will issue a full refund if written notice is received by Friday, August 30, 2013. After this date, refunds will not be issued; however, you can send a substitute in your place.


For more information, please read the linked document: Visa Requirements for International Delegates Traveling to the United States