Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Within walking distance of the National Harbor and only 8 miles south of the nation’s capital, the luxurious Gaylord National is situated perfectly on the banks of the picturesque Potomac River. Experience the spectacular views through a one-of- a-kind 19-story glass atrium overlooking the Potomac. Enjoy the state-of- the-art fitness center, indoor pool and spa. Visit the various shops, unique restaurants and the Pose Rooftop Lounge. With its world-class amenities and over 500,000 square feet of event space, the Gaylord National is the perfect location to host the EMC + SIPI 2017 Symposium.

201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD, USA 20745

Book by July 5, 2017 to receive the group rate discount! Must use link below.
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Referred to as “Washington”, the “District” or just “D.C.”, the capital of the U. S. is a compact city known for its culture, rich history, architecture, a robust tourism industry and most importantly, the center of the Federal Government. Originally designed and created to house the government, the city has evolved to become much more than just a place to work. A welcoming host to visitors from all over the world, the nation’s capital boasts a unique experience with its seemingly endless assortment of museums, classical buildings, impressive past and present architecture, scenic parks and vibrant nightlife. Whether you’re more interested in the wonders of the past or the promise of a better future through technology, Washington D.C. provides everyone a front row seat.

Don’t miss a thing! National Harbor’s vibrant downtown atmosphere will delight you with more than 150 diverse shops and boutiques and over 30 dining locations. View Washington, D.C. from a unique perspective in a glass-bottomed gondola on the “Capital Wheel” or visit J. Seward Johnson’s 70-foot sculpture “The Awakening” just a short walk to the water. Whatever your pleasure, National Harbor has something in store for you.


Ground Transportation
More information regarding available ground transportation is coming soon.
The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center offers many options for local transportation. Click Here for More Details


Shopping & Dining
National Harbor’s stores and restaurants are only a short walk away from the Gaylord. For more information, visit National Harbor’s website.
Clothing Recommendations


The technical attendees at the symposium are encouraged to wear at a minimum business casual (long pants, knee length skirts, long or short sleeved shirts/blouses. Presenters, session chairs and other participants involved in the symposium program are recommended to come in business formal ware: business suit and tie or business dress.
The recommended clothing for the reception is business casual.
The recommended clothing for the Gala is casual.
Electrical Power Requirements
Outlets and voltage (110 volts). Small appliances such as hair dryers, irons, and razors can be used in the United States. For those from other countries, adapters are required for electrical appliances. The frequency of electrical current in the USA is 60 Hz.


Local Currency
Currency can be exchanged at banks or at currency exchange stations. Some hotels and other merchants accept foreign currency, but it is recommended that visitors exchange currency before they arrive.
Local Sales Tax
Tipping Recommendations
For good service at a restaurant, a tip of 15% of the pre-tax bill is customary. Some restaurants add a service charge to the bill, especially in large groups, in which case further tipping is not expected. Tipping is also customary in bars, salons/spas, and taxis.
Visa & Passport Requirements
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