Travel & Lodging

The Afghan-American Conference will take place at George Washington University, where we have arranged for reduced room rates for conference attendees. Below you will find our recommended travel and lodging arrangements.



Coming from out of town? The closest airports to fly into are, in order: Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), or Baltimore International Airport (BWI).

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is only 5.2 miles from George Washington University.

Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 26.6 miles from George Washington University. 

Baltimore International Airport (BWI) is 36.5 miles from George Washington University. 

Local transportaTION

If you travel into DCA, the Metro Blue Line going towards Largo Town Center is 6 stops away from George Washington University.

Ride-sharing apps such as Lyft are available to pick you up from all airports. Rates will vary based on time of day and the service you select to use. Shuttle and rental car options can be found online.  


We have obtained a discounted group rate at the Renaissance Hotel for conference participants. This hotel is in Dupont Circle, in the heart of D.C., and within walking distance to all conference events. 

Renaissance Hotel

1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20037, (202) 775-0800


$149 + tax/night for King, Queen, and Double Double Beds


All reservations must be made by April 7th, 2017.

To reserve your room:

  1. Visit In the message box, please specify which room type you prefer (2 Doubles, 1 King, 1 Queen); or

  2. Call the reservations phone line at 1-877-212-5752 and ask for the “AAC” reduced rate.


Still have questions about getting to George Washington University? Send us an email!