7th IDS-NF Meeting -   October 17-19, 2011 -  Virginia Tech Research Center -Arlington, VA
Location & Lodging

Location

Photo of building

Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington
900 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22203
www.ncr.vt.edu/Arlington/index.html

Opened in June 2011, the Virginia Tech Research Center offers great opportunity for partnerships with corporate research entities and close proximity to government agencies and other public and private-sector organizations. The building is located in the vibrant Ballston district of Arlington, a short distance from many of the leading science and research agencies of the federal government and many high-technology companies.

The building is among the best connected research facilities in the world, incorporating next-generation Internet with direct fiber access to National LambdaRail, Internet 2, and multiple federal networks. High-performance connectivity links this research center to Virginia Tech's main campus in Blacksburg, as well as to other major universities. The network provides access to international peering points in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Florida, and the building includes a secure data center for high performance computing (HPC)-based research.

Lodging

Holiday Inn — Arlington at Ballston
4610 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203
703-243-9800
www.hiarlington.com

Directly adjacent to the Virginia Tech Research Center, the Holiday Inn — Ballston offers the Lacey Station Dining Car restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can watch the suspended model railroad train circle the restaurant while eating burgers and pasta. The lobby-level Sidetrack Lounge serves drinks in a casual atmosphere. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Guests can relax in the seasonal outdoor pool or work out in the 24-hour fitness facility. A complimentary area shuttle is provided. Newspapers are complimentary in the lobby. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

A block of lodging rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn — Ballston at a special rate of $179/single or double. To reserve your room, please call the hotel directly at 800-465-4329 and mention you are attending the IDS-NF workshop - Group Code AF4, to ensure the conference rate. You may also reserve your room online by going to www.holidayinn.com/washarlington and entering the group code AF4 in the Group Code Field. Reservations must be made by September 26, 2011.

Directions to the Holiday Inn

From the Ballston Metro (the orange line): When you come out of the Metro Station, Fairfax Drive is in front of you. Walk three blocks to the left (you will cross over Glebe Road). The hotel is on the left-hand side of the road. Complimentary shuttle is available from the hotel.

From all points West of Washington, DC: Take I-66 East toward Washington DC. Take Exit 71 for Glebe Road / Fairfax Drive. The hotel is located on the right as you come off the exit.

From all Points North of Washington, DC (Baltimore): Take I-95 South toward Washington DC. Exit onto Interstate 495 West toward Silver Spring. Take Exit 12 for I-66 East (left exit). Take Exit 71 for Glebe Road / Fairfax Drive. The hotel is located on the right as you come off the exit.

From Interstate 270 (Rockville): Take Interstate 270 South. Take Interstate 495 South toward Northern VA. Take Exit 12 for I-66 East (left exit). Take Exit 71 for Glebe Road / Fairfax Drive. The hotel is located on the right as you come off the exit.

From all points East of Washington DC: Take Route 50 West toward Washington DC. Exit onto Interstate 495 North toward Baltimore. Exit onto I-66 East. Take Exit 71 Glebe / Fairfax Drive. The hotel is on the right-hand side, just off the exit.

From Reagan National Airport: Follow signs for 395 South out of the airport. Take 395 South toward Richmond. Take Exit 7 for Glebe Road (Route 120). Follow Glebe Road North (Route 120) for approximately 3 miles. Take a left on Fairfax Drive. The hotel is on the left-hand side of Fairfax Drive.

From Dulles Airport: Take the Dulles Access Road (Rt. 267 East). Take exit for I-66 East toward Washington DC. Take Exit 71 for Glebe Road / Fairfax Drive. The hotel is located on the right as you come off the exit.

From all points South of Washington DC (Richmond): Take 95 North toward Washington DC. Take 395 North toward Washington DC. Take the exit for Glebe Road North, Exit 7B. Follow Glebe Road for approximately 3 miles. Make a left on Fairfax Drive. The hotel is on the left-hand side of Fairfax Drive.

From Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard): Take the exit for Glebe Road North. Follow Glebe Road for approximately 1 mile. Take a left on Fairfax Drive. The hotel is on the left-hand side of Fairfax Drive.

Tyson's Corner-Non Rush Hour (9am-4pm): Take Route 7 East. Take exit for I-66 East. Take Exit 71 for Glebe Road / Fairfax Drive. The hotel is on the right just as you come off the exit

From Tyson's Corner-Rush Hour (6:30am-9am and 4pm-6:30pm; HOV - two people or more): Follow Route 7 East toward Seven Corners. In Seven Corners, make a left onto Wilson Boulevard. Follow Wilson Blvd to Glebe Road. Make a left on Glebe Road. Make a left on Fairfax Drive. The hotel is on the left on Fairfax Drive.

From Downtown Washington DC: Take I-66 West 6 miles. Take Exit 71 for Glebe Rd. Make a left at the light for Glebe Rd South (Rt 120). Turn right at the third light onto North Fairfax Drive. The hotel is on the left.

From the Pentagon: Follow the signs for 395 South toward Richmond, Take exit #7 Glebe Rd North (Route 120). Follow Glebe Rd North (Rt 120) for 3 miles. Make a left on North Fairfax Drive. The hotel is on the left-hand side of Fairfax Drive.

From Bethesda: Take 495 South toward Northern Virginia. Take the exit for 66 East (left exit) Take Exit 71 for Glebe Road / Fairfax Drive. The hotel is on the right-hand side, just off the exit.


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