Practical Information

All participants will be staying at conference venue – –  The Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009.



Washington, DC is served by 3 major airports;

1) Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

2) Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA)

3) Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 

BWI is served by Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Cape Air, Delta, Southwest, United Airlines,

DCA is served by Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines,

IAD is served by Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aero Sur, Air Canada, Air France, ANA, American, Austrian, Avianca, British Airways, Cayman Airways, COPA, Delta, Ethiopian, Jet Blue, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, South African Airways, Southwest, SAS, Taca, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic

NOTE : Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) located in Philadelphia, PA is approximately 2 hours away from Washington, DC. Several private bus companies and AMTRAK provides daily services between Philadelphia and Washington, DC.


Amtrak has services to Washington, DC. Go to the for further information.


Mega Bus ( and Bolt Bus ( offers daily services to Washington, DC. Several other private bus companies also offers daily services to Washington, DC. Upon arrival in Washington, DC both the Mega Bus and Bolt Bus will take you to Union Station in Washington, DC.

Getting around during the conference:
Metro Rail around the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

In July, Washington, DC has an average high temperature of 88 degrees Farenheit (30 Celsius) and an average low temperature of 71 degrees Faranheit (26 Celsius).

Time Zone: 
Washington, DC is in the Mid-Atlantic part of the United States following the Eastern Time Zone.

English is the common language and will be used during the conference. You must have some basic understanding of English to attend the conference. Some of the workshops sessions at the 2020 Conference will be in French and Spanish.

If you need translation during the conference in French, Spanish or Arabic, please do not hesitate to let us know!