Meeting Information

The OSS State Assessment Peer Review Seminar will take place on August 1–2, 2018 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

On-site registration and check-in will be available between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM on August 1, and between 7:30 AM and 12:00 PM on August 2. The meeting will begin at 9:00 AM on August 1 and is scheduled to conclude at 3:00 PM on August 2.

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 347-3000

The Mayflower Hotel

Hotel Accommodations

The conference room block at The Mayflower Hotel is now closed.

For a list of hotels located near The Mayflower Hotel, please visit:

Please note that the U.S. Department of Education will not be responsible for paying for any charges associated with your personal hotel reservations.

Registration Information

Each person planning to attend the OSS State Assessment Peer Review Seminar must complete a separate online registration. Registration will close on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST. Please be sure to complete your registration by this date. Onsite registration will be available at the meeting for those participants who have not pre-registered online.

Onsite registration will be available at the meeting for those participants who have not pre-registered online.

If you need to cancel your registration for the conference, please send notice by email to Gordana Vukovic (gvukovic@seiservices.com) at least 4 days prior to the start of the conference to help us control costs for materials. Any cancellations of hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel at 1-877-212-5752.

Washington, DC Weather

Average high temperature: 88°F

Average low temperature: 68°F

Ground Transportation

The Mayflower Hotel is accessible from all major airports serving the nation’s capital.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Taxi — approximately $23 one way.

SuperShuttle — $15.00 one way (shared ride). To schedule transportation, please call (800) 258-3826 or visit their website.

Metrorail — For more information, please visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website. Approximately $2.40 - $2.80 one way.

From Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Taxi — approximately $85.00 one way.

SuperShuttle — $29.00 one way (shared ride). To schedule transportation, please call (800) 258-3826 or visit their website.

For additional options, please visit the Dulles International website.

From Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Taxi — approximately $70.00 one way.

SuperShuttle — $44.00 one way (shared ride). To schedule transportation, please call (800) 258-3826 or visit their website.

For additional options, please visit the BWI website.

Local Attractions

The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500
The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, DC, the house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the Neoclassical style. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) expanded the building outward, creating two colonnades that were meant to conceal stables and storage. Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, Cabinet Room, Roosevelt Room, East Wing, and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which houses the executive offices of the President and Vice President. The White House is made up of six stories, which include the following: the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement. The term White House is regularly used as a metonym for the Executive Office of the President of the United States and for the president’s administration and advisers in general. The property is a National Heritage Site owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President’s Park. http://www.whitehouse.gov/

U.S. CapitolLocated on Capitol Hill, at the east end of the Mall
The U.S. Capitol is among the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation. It has housed the meeting chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for two centuries. The Capitol, which was started in 1793, has been through many construction phases. It stands today as a monument to the American people and their government. http://www.aoc.gov/

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20560

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by an Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts, and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. https://nmaahc.si.edu/

National Zoological Park—3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
The Smithsonian National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States, and as part of the Smithsonian Institution, it does not charge admission. The facilities contain approximately 2,000 animals of 400 different species. About one-fifth of them are endangered or threatened. Most species are on exhibit at the Zoo’s Rock Creek Park campus. Its best-known residents are its giant pandas, but the Zoo is also home to birds, great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, insects, amphibians, reptiles, aquatic animals, small mammals, and many more. http://nationalzoo.si.edu/

Smithsonian Museums
The Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC, are world-class museums with a variety of exhibits ranging from insects and meteorites to locomotives and spacecraft. Admission to all of the Smithsonian museums is free. With 19 museums and galleries, there truly is something for everyone. Ten of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC, span an area from 3rd to 14th Streets between Constitution and Independence Avenues, approximately 1 mile (1.6 km). http://www.si.edu/visit/

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts—2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566
The Kennedy Center, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, DC, is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility. Touring Kennedy Center productions and its television, radio, and Internet broadcasts reach millions around the world. As part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone program, more than 400 free performances are offered each year featuring international, national, and local artists. These include daily 6:00 p.m. concerts on the Millennium Stage, performances during the annual Open House Arts Festival, and concerts of seasonal music in December as part of the Kennedy Center Holiday Celebration. The Millennium Stage performances are broadcast live over the Internet and digitally archived on the Kennedy Center website. http://www.kennedy-center.org/

The Newseum—555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
The Newseum—a 250,000–square foot museum of news—offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. The exterior’s unique architectural features include a 74-foot-high marble engraving of the First Amendment and an immense front wall of glass through which passers-by can watch the museum fulfill its mission of providing a forum where the media and the public can gain a better understanding of each other. The Newseum features seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces, and visitor services. It offers a unique environment that takes museumgoers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. http://www.newseum.org/

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