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Interactions of quantum affine algebras with
cluster algebras, current algebras and categorification

Travel and Accommodations

Travel to Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is served by three major airports:

The Catholic University of America is located at 6200 Michigan Avenue, Washington, D.C. Here’s a link with many ways to get to the campus of The Catholic University of America. A printable campus map is available. If you are arriving by metro, take a red line train (direction of Glenmont) to the Brookland-CUA station. Exit to the left when leaving the station. you will take the escalator to street level, and walk on campus about 5 - 10 minutes to the northwest. For those who are driving to campus, you can park at the McMahon parking lot (see attached campus map). If you bought a parking pass, you can pick it up at the front desk of the Pryzbyla Center during their business hours of 7 am - 10 pm.

Suites on the Campus of The Catholic University of America

Participants who opted for accommodation on campus should make arrangements directly with The Catholic University of America by May 25, 2018.

If you have reserved on-campus accommodations:

On arrival, your first destination is the Pryzbyla Center (or ‘The Pryz’, as the locals will call it). You should check in at the front desk of the Pryzbyla Center. Their hours are from 7 am to 10 pm. The attendant there will provide you with your room location, a room key, and a key card (for entering the building). If you are arriving past 10 pm, a staff member will be on call to help you; they can be reached at 202-319-5200. If you are arriving after midnight, however, please contact conference organizer Prasad Senesi prior to arrival to make alternate arrangements for check-in.

Participants will be housed in an area of campus called Centennial Village. Centennial Village comprises eight houses: Camalier, Engelhard, Magner, McDonald, Quinn, Reardon, Unanue, and Walton Houses. You will be notified of the building where you аre staying upon check-in. All of these buildings are located in a localized ‘neighborhood’ of campus.

Other accommodations in Washington, D.C.

Guests who would like to stay elsewhere in Washington, D.C., have a wide variety of options.  Many hotels are located within convenient walking distance to a D.C. Metro station, from which one can easily commute to the campus of the University (at Brookland station).  Some suggestions are provided here, all of which have easy access to a Metro station.  Approximate commute times to the conference location are given from each location.  These commute times include time to walk to and from the nearest metro stations.  

The Quincy Hotel

This hotel is in the Golden Triangle, 2 blocks from the Farragut North Metro station and 0.6 miles from The White House.  The stylish, apartmentlike rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and couches, in addition to minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add kitchens. Commute time: 30 minutes.

Club Quarters Hotel

Next to the Farragut West Metro Station, this traditional hotel is half a mile from The White House and 1.4 miles from the National Mall.  The straightforward rooms and suites are equipped with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. Minifridges and microwaves are available upon request. Upgraded rooms include kitchenettes, dining area and sofabeds. Suites add separate lounge areas. Studio apartments have full kitchens.  1-minute walk to Farragut West Metro station.  Commute time: 30 minutes.

Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House

Set 11 minutes' walk from McPherson Square metro station, this modern hotel is also 0.7 miles from the White House and 1.7 miles from the National Mall.  The rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, 37-inch flat-screen TVs and work desks, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Children stay free with a parent.  Commute time: 35 minutes.

Windsor Inn Hotel

Dating from 1913, this straightforward Dupont Circle-area hotel is a 10-minute walk from the U Street Metro station, 1.3 miles from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and 1.4 miles from The White House.  The standard rooms are simply furnished and provide en suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and premium cable TV.  Complimentary continental breakfast is provided. Commute time: 45 minutes.

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol

This contemporary hotel/property is 0.9 miles from the trains at Union Station.  Flat-screen TVs, microwaves, minifridges and free WiFi are offered in each room.  There's a bar and a 24/7 convenience store, in addition to the cooked-to-order breakfast (fee) and on-site restaurant serving a seasonal and Eastern seashore inspired menu. There's also a rooftop courtyard with high-end patio furniture, indoor pool with a hot tub and the fitness center.  4 minutes' walk to the NoMa-Gallaudet U New York Ave Metro station.  Commute time: 30 minutes.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

A block from the Verizon Center arena in Chinatown, this contemporary hotel is also a 5-minute walk from Metro trains at Gallery Place Chinatown station and a 7-minute walk from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Relaxed rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels, as well as coffeemakers, desks and pillow-top mattresses. Studio suites add minifridges and pull-out sofas.  There’s a free hot breakfast buffet, a convenience store and an Irish pub, as well as a fitness center.  Commute time: 25 minutes.

Residence Inn by Marriott Washington, DC Downtown

This modern extended-stay hotel is 0.5 miles from the White House and 1.9 miles from the US Capitol building. It's 3.4 miles from Arlington National Cemetery.  The contemporary rooms, ranging from studios to 1-bedroom suites, come with fully equipped kitchens and free WiFi, as well as pull-out sofas, desks with ergonomic chairs and flat-screen TVs. Suites add separate living areas and additional TVs.  There’s free hot breakfast and mid-week evening socials with snacks, as well as a grocery delivery service. Commute time: 35 minutes.





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