The Smithsonian is located on the National Mall in downtown Washington, DC.
A hotel block has been reserved under "IMTAL 2013 Global Conference" at the Holiday Inn in Rosslyn, VA. Participants can book directly with the hotel by calling 703-807-2000. The cost per night is $179 for a double or king bedroom and includes an American breakfast. This special offer is only available to conference participants and has just been extended until September 16, 2013, book now! The hotel is conveniently located next to the Rosslyn metro station which will take you directly to the Smithsonian.
Amtrak train service to Washington, DC arrives at Union Station in downtown Washington, DC.
Several national bus lines access Washington, DC. The Greyhound bus terminal is located at Union Station; however, other bus routes drop off at points around the city.
Washington, DC is accessibly by 3 major airports: Dulles International Airport (IAD), Reagan National Airport (DCA), and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI).
The use of public transportation, including taxis, in Washington is recommended as free parking is limited and posted times are enforced. Metrorail, Washington's subway system, and Metrobus link the city with nearby communities in Maryland and Virginia. The Federal Triangle and Smithsonian stations, on Metrorail's Blue and Orange lines, are located near the Mall. Every subway station is equipped with an elevator and most with escalators.