Location, Accommodation, and Travel Information


The Workshop will take place in Ashburn, Virginia, at
Exploration Hall,
20101 Academic Way,
Ashburn, VA 20147
Preferred accommodation is the
SpringHill Suites Ashburn Dulles North
20065 Lakevew Center Plaza
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Phone: 1-703-723-9300
Toll-free: 1-888-287-9400
The workshop will take place from the morning of  Monday, April 13th to noon of Friday, April 17th.


A number of  rooms for the workshop participants has been pre-booked in the SpringHill Suites Ashburn Dulles North at the special rate of $109.00 USD per night.  Breakfast is included in that rate, plus free transportation to and from Dulles airport. The conference venue (Exploration Hall) is only a few minutes of walking away.
Participants may now begin to make their reservations, by calling central reservations at 888-287-9400.  To receive the discounted rate, attendees must request the VSTC Workshop room block at the SpringHill Suites Dulles North.  Guests may also reserve online.
You have to use this link to get the discount rate.
NOTE:  Rooms are guaranteed at the special discounted group rate until February 15, 2015.

Transportation and useful links

  • At arrival at IAD airport please call the the hotel at the toll-free number 1-888-287-9400 to get picked up. There are courtesy phones and help desks in the arrival area. The ride from the airport to the hotel is approximately 20 minutes
  • Directions to the Virginia Science and Technology Campus can be found under http://virginia.gwu.edu/directions-campus-maps .
  • Here is a map showing the way from the hotel to the close-by supermarket. Shops, restaurants, and bars are close to the supermarket. Walking is not recommended.