MONDAY, AUGUST 26
The conference will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The Gaylord National is the cornerstone of the 300-acre National Harbor waterfront entertainment district, located 8 miles/13 kilometers south of Washington, D.C., and offers convenient access to the historic sights and cultural offerings of the Capital Region.
A reduced conference rate of $199 per night (plus tax), single or double occupancy, is available to conference attendees until Monday, August 26 on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be online below or by calling (877) 491-0468 and identifying yourself as an AACR Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research conference attendee. Reservations made after the August 26 deadline will be accepted based upon hotel room and rate availability at that time. Government room rates are available, but only by calling (877) 491-0468.
TRAVEL TO NATIONAL HARBOR
The closest major airport to the conference site is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), just 8 miles/13 kilometers from the hotel. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately 35 miles/56 kilometers from the conference site. The AACR has named Gant Travel Management as its official travel coordinator for this conference. Gant will provide custom itineraries with the lowest applicable airfares and best journey time.
Fly on United Airlines, the official airline of this conference, and save with special discounts exclusive to attendees and guests. United offers various levels of discounts:
- Save 7 percent on United’s lowest applicable fares when you book and ticket 30 days or more in advance. Discounts apply on United, United Express and United codeshare flights operated by US Airways and Air Canada. Applicable restrictions apply.
- Special United Airlines Area Fares are set air fare prices based upon geographical locations. Two-day minimum stay and seven-day advance purchase required. Applicable restrictions apply.
Full mileage credit will be earned by frequent flyer club members. To receive the exclusive discounts, please contact Gant:
- Toll-free: (877) 924-2298
- Outside of the U.S. and Canada: (630) 227-3818
- Email: email@example.com
Gant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time, Monday through Friday. A minimal service fee per airline ticket issued will be applied. You may also call United Airlines directly at (800) 521-4041. Please book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount.
For those who choose to travel by train, Amtrak is offering a 10 percent discount for travel to/from Washington Union Station between September 15–25. In order to receive this discount, the reservation must be made by calling Amtrak directly at (800) 872-7245 and referring to Convention Fare Code X69N-968. This discount is not available for online Amtrak reservations.
Taxi service is readily available between the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the Gaylord National Resort. Taxi service to and from the airport is approximately $45 one-way, plus gratuity. Taxi service is also readily available from Dulles International Airport and Amtrak's Union Station. The AACR has arranged for a car rental discount through Hertz. You may call Hertz at (800) 654-2240 from the U.S. or (800) 263-0600 from Canada, or you may book online at www.hertz.com. Please refer to the discount CV#02ST0017.
Researchers from more than 50 different countries around the world regularly participate in AACR meetings and conferences. The association encourages and appreciates the contributions of international researchers at our programs. If you plan to attend this AACR conference, please contact the American Consulate in your country to review the current regulations for travel to the United States. Obtaining the proper documentation may take several weeks or months, depending on your location, so we encourage you to contact the consulate as soon as possible if you are considering attending this conference. Information is also available on the U.S. Department of State website.
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS