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Travel and hotel accommodations are recommended for arrival on Monday morning, July 29th, with departures Thursday morning, August 1st. Please plan accordingly and allow enough time for transportation to the hotel and onsite event registration. Diversity meetings begin at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 29th.

Please note, if you are traveling from an International site or from the West Coast, Sunday arrival is permitted. Plan on booking your hotel stay ASAP for check-in Sunday.

Book your room after you register to attend the Global Diversity Network Symposium. Once you are registered, your confirmation email will include the link to make your hotel reservation.

If you need any assistance with housing for the Symposium, please contact

Symposium Location

Gaylord National Hotel PhotoGaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 965-4000
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Getting to the Symposium

By Air

It is recommended that attendees fly in and out of Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).
  • DCA is located approximately 20 minutes away
  • IAD is located approximately 45 minutes away
  • BWI is located approximately 45 minutes away

By Train

Attendees can also take a train to Union Station in D.C. The station is approximately 20 minutes from the Gaylord.

Please keep in mind that traffic in the D.C. area can often be unpredictable so it is best to budget additional time for travel.

Things to Do in the Area

White House

Visit Washington, D.C.

Located just 12 miles from the Symposium, Washington, D.C. offers an endless list of tours, restaurants and free activities. Explore and learn about U.S. history by visiting its many museums and memorials. Taste your way through town by trying out the award-winning restaurants and cuisine. Experience the arts by catching a show at one of D.C.'s many theaters and galleries. Learn more and plan your visit here!

About National Harbor

Located on the banks of the Potomac River, National Harbor is a 350-acre resort desination that includes popular shops, restaurants, entertainment, a marina, and The Capital Wheel which offers a panoramic view of Washington, D.C.


The Capital Wheel

Soar 180 feet above the National Harbor and capture a view of the Washington Monument, National Cathedral, Potomac River waterfront and more. Tickets are approximately $15 plus tax per person. Learn more about the Wheel and how to purchase tickets here.

Kayak, Paddleboard, and Pedal Boat Rentals

Get a little exercise and explore the Harbor on your own by renting a kayak, paddleboard or pedal boat. Learn more about rates and how to rent here.


The MGM National Harbor opened in 2016 and is just a short ride from the Gaylord National. The MGM offers an assortment of entertainment including game tables, music and shows. Visit the website here for more details of the upcoming events.

Bobby McKey's is the D.C. area's only Dueling Piano Bar. Live music, improvisational humor and an entertainment experience like no other. Learn more.


National Harbor has a collection of unique art displays dispersed throughout its neighborhood. Take a self-guided walking tour to check them all out! Learn more here.