Virginia Tech College of Engineering LOGO - 26th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education - November 2-3, 2023 -  Alexandria, Virginia
Virginia Tech College of Engineering LOGO - 26th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education - November 2-3, 2023 -  Alexandria, Virginia

Location & Lodging

Hotel Information and Reservations

The conference will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, located on King Street in Alexandria's vibrant Old Town. King Street Metro Station is across the street, providing easy links to Washington, D.C. and Reagan National Airport. The free King Street Trolley stops out front and guests can enjoy King Street Tavern and an in-house Starbucks.

photo of exterior of the Hilton Hotel Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
703-837-0440


Conference participants are eligible for a special discounted rate of $185/night plus taxes. The conference rate is available until October 2, 2023, and rooms cannot be guaranteed at this rate after October 2. This rate is available two days pre and post conference. Discounted overnight parking is available for $20/night. To make your reservation visit: www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/

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Travel Information

Alexandria is served by two major airports:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) recommended

    DCA is located approximately 4 miles from the conference hotel, and is accessible by rental car, ride share such as Uber or Lyft, and Metro.
    Directions: Exit airport and follow signs for National Airport Metro Station. Take the Blue Line toward Franconia-Springfield OR the Yellow Line toward Huntington. Arrive at King Street Metro Station, the hotel is located across the street.

  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

    IAD is located approximately 30 miles from the conference hotel, and is accessible by rental car, ride share such as Uber or Lyft, and Metro.
    Directions: Exit airport and follow signs for Washington Dulles International Airport Metro Station. Take the Silver Line toward Largo. At Rosslyn station, transfer to the Blue Line toward Huntington. Arrive at King Street Metro Station, the hotel is located across the street.

  • Amtrak is another option for travelers. The closest Amtrak stop to Old Town Alexandria is Alexandria Union Station (not to be confused with Washington Union Station). The code for this stop is ALX. The address for this station is 110 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301. This Amtrak stop is a 3-minute walk from the Hilton Alexandria Old Town.

Visit the Washington Metro website to plan your trip to other destinations in the area: https://www.wmata.com/

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About the Area

Located along the Potomac River, within eyesight of Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront.


various photos of the area

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