Welcome to the SHRM Annual Conference in Washington, DC, where HR & business leaders from around the world will meet, think and exchange ideas. Only in DC can you see the original U.S. Constitution and stand where Martin Luther King, Jr. said “I have a dream.” From touring The White House to attending School for Spies, Washington, DC has once-in-a-lifetime attractions you should make part of your history.
GETTING TO WASHINGTON, DC
With three international airports and more than 2,200 daily flights to and from Washington, DC, traveling to the nation’s capital via air is a convenient option. Washington, DC’s three major airports are Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. All are full-service airports offering an array of amenities.
Reagan National Airport (DCA) is DC’s closest airport. Reagan National Airport has 44 gates and receives flights from 78 domestic and international nonstop destinations. Reagan National Airport has its own stop on the Metro (yellow and blue line) and is also serviced by Washington Flyer Taxi. The taxi fare from Reagan National to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is approximately $15 plus tip.
Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located 26 miles from Washington, DC, and is the region’s largest airport with 127 gates and 132 domestic and international nonstop destinations. The airport is connected to the region’s highway network via a 16-mile Airport Access Highway, making travel to and from Washington, DC convenient and quick. Serviced by Washington Flyer Taxi, the 30-mile ride from Dulles to downtown D.C. would be approximately $64 plus tip. Washington Flyer also operates Super Shuttle, which offers passengers the opportunity to share transportation. Dulles Airport is also accessible via Metro’s silver line.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is located in neighboring city Baltimore, Maryland and is another option for those traveling to Washington, DC. With 68 gates, the international airport is a major hub for Mid-Atlantic travel. The airport can be accessed via Amtrak. Visitors can take the train from the BWI station to DC’s Union Station for about $15.
STAYING IN WASHINGTON, DC
When we plan meetings in our host cities, we are always careful to ensure that our attendees will be able to select from a variety of options to serve their needs - and their budgets. You'll be able to choose from hotels throughout the city that will enhance your conference experience!
As always, and for your safety and peace of mind, we urge you to book your housing through our official housing vendor, Wyndham Jade. SHRM personally inspects and vets each conference hotel, and hotel rates are guaranteed.