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REGISTRATION

Both conference registration and exhibitor registration are located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

REGISTRATION HOURS

Postgraduate Course Registration
Friday, May 19 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 6:30 a.m. to Noon
General Conference Registration
Saturday, May 20 Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 21 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 22 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Registration
Friday, May 19 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 21 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday, May 22 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23 9:00 a.m. to noon

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the closest of three major airports in the Washington metropolitan area to Washington, DC.  Information counters are located in all terminals. Information is available regarding ground transportation such as buses, taxi, and shuttles.  In addition, Travelers Aid helpdesks are located in Terminal A and Terminals B and C.  A free shuttle bus runs between the car parks and all terminals every six or seven minutes.

METRORAIL

The Metrorail provides safe, clean, reliable transit service throughout the Washington, DC area.  The Metrorail has six color-coded rail lines: Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green. The layout of the system makes it possible to travel between any two stations with no more than a single transfer.

Arriving from Ronald Reagan Washington Airport – connects directly to Metrorail’s Yellow and Blue Lines.  Follow the signs to the covered walkways and into the station.

A trip from the Ronald Reagan Washington Airport to the Walter E Washington Convention Center (Mount Vernon Square Station) takes 15 minutes and costs $2.75 (during Peak hours) & $2.20 (during Off-Peak hours)

Arriving by Rail served by Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express and MARC – connects from Union Station on Metrorail’s Red Line

For more information on schedule and fares, please visit. www.wmata.com

CAR RENTAL AT THE AIRPORT

Rental car access is easy at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. On-Airport rental car counters are located on the first floor in Terminal Garage A. Proceed directly to the rental car counters if you have an existing reservation or need to make a reservation.

There are two ways to reach the pick up location for rental cars from the airport. 

  • Ride: Board the “Parking / Rental Car” shuttle which stops at each terminal outside baggage claim. Get off at the Terminal Garage A/Rental Car stop.
  • Walk: Follow signs towards Terminal Parking Garage A, approximately 10 minutes from Terminals A & B and 15 minutes from Terminal C.

Click here for additional information.

HERTZ

Hertz is the official car rental company for the ATS 2017 International Conference. To reserve special meeting rates call 800-654-2240 or 405-749-4434, or visit hertz.com. Please include promo code CV#04AC0008 when making reservations. At the time of reservation, meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates, and the best rate will apply.

Meeting rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended, blackout dates may apply. Government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport related fees, vehicle licensing fees and optional items, such as refueling or additional driver fees, are extra. Minimum rental age is 20 (age differential charge for 20-24 applies). Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Vehicles must be returned to the renting location. In the continental U.S. and Canada, weekend rentals are available for pickup between noon Thursday and noon Sunday and must be returned no later than Monday at 11:59 p.m. Thursday pickup requires a minimum three-day keep. Friday pick-up requires a minimum two-day keep, and Saturday and Sunday pickup require a one-day keep. Weekly rentals are from five to seven days. Extra day rate for weekly rentals will be 1/5 of the weekly rate.

 

SUPERSHUTTLE

Super Shuttle provides reliable, economical door-to-door airport ground transportation utilizing comfortable vans, sedans, and SUVs.  All vehicles are driven by professionally trained, uniformed drivers providing 24-hour service. Major credit cards are accepted. For standard airport transfers, call 800-BLUE-VAN.   For groups, please contact by calling Groups Desk at 800-622-2089 or www.SuperShuttle.com

TAXI SERVICE

Taxi service is available from The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to downtown.  Estimated fare to a downtown destination is approximately $20 depending on location.  (Please take rush hour into account when calculating time and fare). 

Click here for approximate taxi service fares.

Safety Advisory: Ignore offers of ground transportation from solicitors inside the terminal buildings. While these solicitors may look and sound official, they are not authorized to solicit passengers by law.

TRAIN

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. The main line of the Northeast corridor stops in major cities including Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.  Amtrak train lines are serviced to and from Union Station, Washington, DC

Union Station is the transportation hub and leisure destination of Washington, DC- Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

For more information and to receive an exclusive discount on Amtrak call 800-872-7245 (mention code: X21D-960) or contact World Travel

ATS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OFFICE

The ATS International Office is located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 159 AB (Middle Building, Street Level).

BADGES

The front of the name badge contains both name badge information, as well as a QR code that can be scanned quickly to capture attendee data. Name badges must be worn for admittance to all ATS 2017 events. Please return to registration if you have lost your name badge. There will be a $50 fee for replacement badges.

Conference badge holders are color coded as follows:

Blue Attendee
Purple International Attendee
Yellow Exhibitors
Red Spouses/Partners/Guest/td>
Green Postgraduate/Resident Boot Camp Courses Only
Clear Press

CHILD CARE FACILITIES

Onsite childcare is available. Please click here www.accentregister.com/register/ats17 for more information and to register.

CLIMATE

Early in May you can expect morning low temperatures to be in the low to mid 50s f (10-12C) with afternoon highs warming into the low to mid 70s f (22-23C).

EXHIBITS

Exhibits are located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall A (South Building, Lower Level). Badges must be worn for admittance in to the Exhibit Hall and at all times in the hall.

Children younger than 12 are not allowed in the Exhibit Hall at any time, unless the child is younger than a year old and is being carried by an adult registered to attend the conference. Strollers are not permitted at any time.

FIRST AID

ATS Hotels: Contact the hotel’s front desk for any emergencies.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center: There are two (2) two first aid locations, one in Hall A and one in Hall D

INTERNATIONAL MONEY EXCHANGE

Most major banks offer currency exchange services. Reagan National Airport has an International Currency Exchange office located on the Concourse Level in Terminal C.
Visit https://www.iceplc.com/ for exchange rates and more information.

NETWORKING AND COFFEE BREAK AREA

Networking Hubs are located inside the Exhibit Hall in Booths # 151, 865, 1565 and 2027. Here you can network with colleagues in a comfortable lounge-style setting.

PARKING

There is no onsite parking at the Walter E. Convention Center. However, there are over 3000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the convention center. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Click here for a PDF of an area parking map.

POSTAL AND SHIPPING NEEDS

The Capital Business Center is located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and specializes in shipping and receiving packages for clients at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  They can ship and receive packages via FedEx, UPS, United States Post Office and other carrier services.

Click here for their contact information.

The closest USPS is located at the Techworld Plaza, 800 K Street NW

PRESS OFFICE

The press office is located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 149AB (Middle Building, Street Level) and is only open to members of the press.

Press Room Hours
Sunday, May 21 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 22 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

SESSION LOCATIONS

ATS 2017 sessions will be held in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis Washington Hotel.  Assembly Meetings, special events, and committee meetings will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Grand Hyatt Washington and the Renaissance Washington Downtown Hotel.

Non-CME Industry Symposia will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, and the Intercontinental Hotel.

SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

ATS will provide Shuttle Service for hotels that are more than 10 blocks from the convention center.

Please note: Additional information will be available in March.

SPEAKER READY ROOM

The Speaker Ready Room is located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 156 (Middle Building, Street Level).

All speakers need to check in at the Speaker Ready Room at least two hours before their talk. Speakers can bring their presentation to this room to view and upload. This area is restricted to speakers only, and badges must be worn for admittance to the room.

Speaker Ready Room Hours
Thursday, May 18 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 19 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 21 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 22 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

TELEPHONE CARDS

Telephone cards are available for purchase at most major convenience stores throughout the city.

TRANSLATION SERVICES

Company Name Email Website
LTC Language Solutions
888-456-1626
tseemueller@itcls.com http://ltclanguagesolutions.com/
American Language Services
800-951-5020
alan@alsglobal.net http://www.alsglobal.net/
TransPerfect Translations
202-347-2300
jbartlett@translations.com http://www.transperfect.com/