Preliminary DC-area surveys
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- The Inn and Conference Center (University of Maryland University College)
- Contact Tim Ultenbern (301-985-7855).
- Auditorium supports 750 people.
- Foodservice available in hallway or in main ballroom.
- Flexible catering.
- 3 Floors of meeting rooms ranging in sizes from small to large.
- Available March 21 - 25, with sprints and/or open space rooms available 2 days before and/or after.
- Cost is $85 per person per day, which includes rooms, beverages (coffee and soda), AV, lunch, service charges, and parking.
- Rooms available for reservation.
- Wireless complimentary in public areas (hallways), and to get a line into each meeting room we'd need $175 per line per day. We can install our own switch and/or 802.11 access point.
- Stamp Student Union (University of Maryland College Park)
- Contact Paul Prescott (301-314-7881) or Stamp Student Union (ask for reservations: 301-314-3375)
- Grand ballroom supports 800 people, auditorium style
- Hoff theatre supports 500 people
- Food is catered (same as UMUC above)
- The food outlets in basement are closed during spring break
- There are rooms that hold 100 - 250 people, including the colony ballroom
- Recommended talking to UMUC, as it is more self contained and perhaps more appropriate. Am waiting on a callback from Stamp Union.
Some possible sites:
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (really!) http://www.conferencesolution.com/ (Arlington, up to 750)
Marymount U.: http://www.marymount.edu/confcenter/main.html (Arlington, up to 750, but only available from May to August 1st),
DoubleTree Tysons Corner: http://www.doubletree.com/en/dt/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=IADLRDT (largest room is 600; calls itself "executive", so probably pricy).
4H Center, Chevy Chase, Maryland http://www.4hcenter.org/index.html (up to 800, but specializing in youth conferences; has 800 beds available, though)
Hilton Mark Center, Alexandria http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=DCAAHHH (largest room seats 1200; this is where Python10 was held; forget about mass transit, though).