Hotel accommodations, Location, Travel and Visa

The Joint Conference will be held at Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Richmond Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202, USA.

The Crystal Gateway Marriott hotel provides the home base for your visit to the Washington, D.C. area. Ideally located in Crystal City, Arlington’s largest downtown, the hotel is moments away from Reagan National Airport (the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service). The exciting new National Landing development is close by, as is Pentagon City; downtown Washington D.C. and Old Town Alexandria are easily accessible via the nearby Crystal City Metro. Stylishly refreshed hotel accommodations showcase deluxe bedding, Smart TVs, walk-in showers and city views. A complete description of the hotel facilities and amenities can be found at web site 

A block of rooms is being held at a special reduced rate for our Conference attendees.
To reserve at the reduced rate, please use their online group reservations system powered by Passkey, given below.
All reservations have to be made, modified or canceled by individuals online.

Reservations must be made on or before 6:00 PM, September 3, 2021
to benefit of the special rates and availability


Local Area Information:

Maps and Transportation:


Arlington is a county of Virginia State,  and is situated in Northern Virginia on the southwestern bank of the  Potomac River directly across from the  District of Columbia, of which it was once a part.
Arlington is considered to be the second-largest " principal city" of the  Washington metropolitan area.

In 2018, the county's population was estimated at 237,521, making Arlington the  sixth-largest county in Virginia by population.

Due to the county's proximity to downtown Washington, D.C., Arlington is home to  the PentagonReagan National Airport, and  Arlington National Cemetery and US Air Force Memorial. In academia, the county contains  George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, the administrative offices buildings and graduate programs for the  Schar School of Policy and Government and  School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, as well as satellite campuses of the  University of Virginia and  Virginia Tech. It will soon house the co-headquarters of, Inc.


Washington major airports

There are three major international airports that service the metropolitan Washington DC area:
  1. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
    Approximately 2 miles from the Conference venue. A complementary Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel Shuttle operates between the airport and hotel from 5am to midnight, 7 days a week.
  2. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
    Approximately 35 miles west
  3. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
    Approximately 42 miles north

U.S. Visa Information

If you require a visa for travel to the U.S., you must apply for one with a U.S. embassy (consular division) or a U.S. consulate with ample time for processing. Advance travel planning and an early visa application are important. We strongly suggest that you submit your formal application to U.S. authorities a minimum of 120 days in advance of the date of your anticipated travel.

Please visit for more information about the visa application process and U.S. Department of State requirements for travel to the United States. Other helpful quick links from the U.S. Department of State: If you require a Letter of Invitation for your visa application, please send a request for the letter to: