The 2005 ISDC will be held at the Sheraton National Hotel, located just across the Potomac River from downtown Washington in Arlington, Virginia. The hotel has a free shuttle to and from Reagan National Airport as well as the Metro subway system (Pentagon City stop), making it an ideal place to stay not just for the conference but for any additional sightseeing in the Washington area.
Visit the conference hotel web site for more information about the hotel and to book a room at the special conference rate of $109/night. Reservations must be booked by May 2, and you must also register for the conference in order to take advantage of this rate.
Three airports serve the Washington metropolitan area. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the closest to the hotel; a free shuttle is available from the airport to the hotel. Besides Reagan National, there is Washington Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport in Maryland. Taxi and other transportation services are available from those airports to the hotel.
ISDC2005 now has a discount agreement in place with American Airlines for travel to any of the three airports listed above. The 5% discount is in effect for travel between May 15–25 on the lowest applicable air fare. To make a discount reservation, please call American's Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 from anywhere in the United States or Canada and refer to our STARfile authorization number, 8355AX. International travelers can call their local reservations number. This discount is not valid on reservations made via the Internet.
For those traveling by train, Amtrak offers frequent service to Union Station in downtown Washington; from there travelers can take the Metro or a taxi to the hotel. Greyhound and other bus lines serve Washington from a terminal located a few blocks north of Union Station.