The Washington D.C. area is close to three major airports; Ronald Reagon National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
Union Station Washington DC is home to Amtrak, MARC and Metro Train systems, along with several bus lines
Parking is not available at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. However, there are parking spaces near the convention center, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is also offered at majority of the hotels in the area.
Metro: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Metrorail system is available in the downtown area. For assistance in locating the Metro stop closest to your desired location, visit Metro’s Trip Planner at wmata.com.
Taxis: There are several companies that provide taxicab service in Washington, DC. Taxicabs are easily accessible at the convention center, major hotels, and other downtown locations and attractions.
The Circulator: The Circulator is a public transit system designed to take riders to the city’s cultural, shopping, dining, and business destinations including the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. There are two routes near the convention center as well as one that travels around the National Mall. At just $1 and with buses arriving every 10 minutes, the Circulator provides daily bus service throughout Washington, DC. For more information, visit dccirculator.com.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Located five miles from downtown Washington, DC
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Located 39 miles from downtown Washington, DC
Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Located 32 miles from downtown Washington, DC
The ASCB has partnered with American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines for the following discounts:
American Airlines–6% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares)
Reservations and ticketing are available via www.aa.com or by calling American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone. When booking online, use the promotion code 91D8BE.
Delta–2%-7% depending on the ticket cost
Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com or by calling Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge of $25 will apply for booking by phone. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter your Meeting ID NMRNE in the box provided on the Search Flight page for domestic and international travel.
United–2%-7% depending on the ticket cost
Call United Meeting at 800-468-7022 and provide the Z code ZEUZ150004. Please note: There will be a service fee for bookings done over the phone. You can avoid a service fee by going to www.united.com and entering ZEUZ150004 in the Offer Code Box.
Parking is not available at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
However, there are parking spaces near the convention center, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibitors and attendees are strongly encouraged to use the public parking facilities. Ticketing is heavily enforced in the convention center’s surrounding residential area.
It’s the ‘big meeting’ I find most worthwhile - indeed, indispensable, - for networking, career development, and the most exciting science anywhere.
Abby Dernburg. University of California, Berkeley
Last year was my first time attending the ASCB|EMBO meeting and I learned so much! The diversity of topics and types of questions being asked were incredible, and provided me with new perspectives on my own research.
Anne d'Aquino, Northwestern University
The ASCB|EMBO meeting is the only one where you can hear outstanding science that covers the entire range of cell biology, plus have the opportunity to see new products and instruments and meet journal editorial staff and NIH Program Officials.
George Witman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
The ASCB|EMBO Meeting brings together the best scientists with the latest developments. It is a unique opportunity to see the freshest trends in cell biology, learn the new developments, make friends and have fun.
Leonardo Almeida-Souza, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Amazing meeting. It's THE meeting of the year to not miss. Great science, all fields of research are represented including very last discoveries on all model systems. The strong attendance by researchers from all over the world is a unique opportunity to make new contacts and collaborations. Hoping to attend the 2019 ASCB-EMBO meeting!!!
Chantal Roubinet, University College London, London (UCL)
The ASCB|EMBO meeting is great because there are so many opportunities to network with people in the field, learn about the latest groundbreaking research, and develop a new set of skills.
Cameron MacQuarrie, State University of New York Upstate Medical University
This meeting is a wonderful opportunity to learn, to network, and to grow professionally. I feel both inspired to pursue new lines of investigation and more knowledgeable of the tools to do so. Had I only known about this meeting a few years back, what a game changer it would have been. I will definitely return and will encourage my trainees to attend.
Ekaterina Heldwein, Tufts University School of Medicine
The annual ASCB meeting serves for me as a crash-course in cell biology. Over the years, I have also realized that several topics that were first introduced and discussed at this meeting have gone on to become the latest trends in science.
Noopur Vilas Khobrekar, Columbia University
The ASCB is The best platform to communicate one's science and receive feedback, as well as to keep abreast of the great science carried out all over the world. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet with greats in the different fields and to network. A truly inspiring meeting that brings together the best science from around the globe.
Sabrya Carim, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine