Conference Venue

FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009 USA
T 1.202.884.8000
F 1.202.884.8400

Arriving to the Venue


  • DCA – Better known as the Reagan airport is the most convenient choice as it connects to the DC Metro. From DCA take the Blue Line to Farragut West Station and then the 42 bus. You can also get on the Yellow Line and get off at Gallery Pl Chinatown Station and then the 42 bus, or connect to the Red Line and get off at Dupont Circle.
  • BWI –  This is the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and is the less convenient choice. From the BWI airport you can catch a MARC train to Union Station and take the Red Line Metro (Shady Grove) from there to Dupont Circle.


  • Red Line: Dupont Circle (about a 7 minute walk from the Metro station)

Click here to view a larger version of the map. This map was originally found on this website.


  • 96 (Tenleytown Station) and get off at U St NW & Florida Ave NW. Then walk 8 minutes.
  • 42 and get off at Connecticut Ave and Florida Ave.


  • Take Amtrak to the Union Station stop in the heart of Washington DC. From there take the Metro Red Line (Shady Grove) to Dupont Circle and walk 7 minutes to the venue.


  • The nearest parking garage is at the venue building itself (1825 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009) and opens at 7am. Click here for the website and more information. A daily max rate is $21.00.
  • An additional parking garage is found at 1666 Connecticut Avenue.

Wheelchair Entrance

  • The conference venue is wheelchair accessible via elevator.

Nursing Room

  • The venue has a room for nursing/pumping, including a refrigerator.


MERL Tech DC will offer catered light breakfasts, snacks, and lunches. Your ticket will cover all of this and no additional price will be charged. There will be many vegetarian options.


We recommend staying in the Dupont Circle area if you’d like to be in walking distance to the venue. Alternatively, you can stay somewhere with easy access to the Red Line which will take you to the venue.

It’s a good idea to book your accommodations early as hotels can fill up quickly in DC. AirBnB is another option for finding lodging.

Getting Around

The Metro (subway) will offer a rather cheap way to get around Washington DC.

Additionally, Uber and Lyft offer inexpensive transportation choices.