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2014 NTC Travel and Lodging
NTEN is excited you are joining us in Washington, D.C. for the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) and Science Fair, the sector's premier technology professional development conference and community event.
Below you'll find information on travel, discounted lodging option with our conference hotel, and ideas for exploring our host city, Washington, D.C.
Register now for 14NTC! Remember, the Early Bird discount rate ends December 13, 2013!
- Our official 14NTC show hotel is the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Book Your Room Online or call 1-877-212-5752
- About Washington, D.C. The nation's capital is a federal district and is located on the Potomac River and borders Virginia on the west and Maryland on the east. The city was founded in 1791 during George Washington's presidency and designed by Pierre-Charles L'Enfant.
- Getting to Washington, D.C.: By airplane, train, or car. Rideshare and co-housing opportunities will be posted on myNTC soon–stay tuned.
- Ground Transportation including shuttle service, town car, taxi, and DC Metro.
NTEN is working with the Marriott Wardman Park hotel to lodge our 14NTC attendees. Special NTC negotiated rates are available through February 18, 2014. Hotel changes or cancellations can be made until three days prior to arrival. Please note that the NTC discounted room block spans from March 11-March 16, 2014, so you can come in early or stay later.
Currently to make a reservation at the NTC Conference rate, you must call the hotel and mention NTEN or the Nonprofit Technology Conference when booking, or, register online through the exclusive online registration form set up especially for NTC attendees. Special Note: You will need to book your reservation for 14NTC directly with the hotel. Beware of scammers contacting you indicating they can provide a deeper discount.
Important Note: Only Washington, D.C. sales tax exemption forms will be honored in Washington, D.C. Out-of-state sales tax exemption forms will not be accepted. Purchase orders are not accepted to reserve accommodations.
Reservations must be received no later than February 18, 2014, to be assured a room at the NTC Conference rates. After this date, the NTC room block is released and the hotel may charge significantly higher rates. All rates are per room per night and are subject up to 14.5% sales and occupancy tax. Taxes are subject to change without notice. Please note that the hotel charges additional fees for rooms with more than one occupant. Also note that some hotels may impose an early departure fee for cancellations and these are at the discretion of the hotel. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card or first night's deposit.
Rates Starting From*
Marriott Wardman Park
Additional Person $20.00
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008
The Marriott Wardman Park includes complimentary WiFi in the guestrooms and lobby.
About Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., as the nation's capital, is a fantastic place to attend the NTC due to its unique variety of attractions–cultural, historical, and social. To get started, take a look at this FAQs page on Washington, D.C. and consider staying for another day or two to take in the variety of things that Washington, D.C. has to offer.
Note: Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received your NTC registration confirmation from NTEN. Not registered yet? Register here now.
Getting to Washington, D.C.
Greening of the NTC
This year, NTEN has committed to making the NTC a more sustainable event. In 2014, we are committed to reducing the NTC's environmental impact as well as increasing our social benefit. This year we would like to invite NTC attendees to be part of our sustainability program, and we have been working with an NTC Sustainability Committee to develop a few suggestions for you to consider when planning your presence at the event.
Of course, we encourage all of our attendees to ride share, use public transit, and develop less impactful measures to reduce their carbon footprint when attending the NTC. If you do something sustainable at the NTC this year like ride your bike, take a bus or train, or develop a car share instead of flying, please tweet us your picture showing us how you're reducing your impact using our #NTCGreen and we will post your picture to our sustainability page!
Getting to the Washington Marriott Wardman Park
D.C. Area Airports
Three airports service the Washington, D.C. area:
- Reagan National Airport (DCA), located closest to the Wardman Park Marriott, and on a Metro line for easy access
- Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virgina
- Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
Driving to the Wardman Park Marriott
If you plan to drive to the 14NTC, please note that daily parking is currently $42/day* and parking is limited. We encourage our 14NTC attendees to use the Metro (the Marriott Wardman Park is located at the Woodley Park station on the DC Metro's Red Line) or park and ride areas if you are traveling from the local extended area.
* Parking rates subject to change without notice.
You can see that there are many transportation options in D.C., but by far, the most efficient and inexpensive way to get around is the D.C. Metro System, and the Marriott Wardman Park hotel is located across the street from the Woodley Park station on the Metro's Red Line. Here are some additional helpful maps of the city.
- Metro Rail & Bus
Metro rail and bus operates one of the largest public transportation systems in the country. The closest stop to the NTC is the Woodley Park Red Line stop, down the street from the hotel. Fares range depending on destination but you can search for your fare using the Fare Finder.
If you plan to use Metro regularly during your stay, consider purchasing a refillable SmarTrip transit card. Place your card over the green arrow reader at the station turnstile, and away you go. Trips taken using a SmarTrip card are a $1 cheaper than those with conventional paper tickets! (And help reduce the amount of paper we're using at NTC!)
Union Station is also the stop for the Amtrak, which connects with Amtrak hubs from around the country. It also connects with the BWI airport (with one way fares ranging from $10-$45), so that you can fly into BWI, take the Amtrak to Union Station, and catch the Red Line to the conference hotel.
Taxis and Shuttles
Shuttle and cab services are available anywhere in the D.C. metro area. Be aware that due to traffic congestion in the D.C. area, it is often faster to take the Metro. Taxis from the Marriott to Reagan National Airport - DCA (9 miles) are approximately $20 one-way, to Dulles International Airport - IAD (25 miles) approximately $75 one-way, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport - BWI (33 miles) is approximately $100/direction.
Shuttle and taxi service:
MetroAccess offers door-to-door public transportation system for persons with disabilities. Call 301-562-5360 (TTY 301-588-7535) for more information.
Hertz has offered special discounts for 14NTC attendees. Just use code CV#022Q6662 when booking to access these special rates.