Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Building 200, Room 100 (auditorium connected to lobby)
11101 Johns Hopkins Rd
Laurel, MD 20723


Accommodations / Lodging

We have arranged for a block of 50 rooms at a special reduced rate for workshop attendees.  The conference hotel is directly across the street from APL.  Book prior to the deadline to secure the contract rate!

  • Homewood Suites — as low as $106/night contract rate ($106/night gov’t rate) + tax — *PREFERRED HOTEL*
    • This is by FAR the cheapest and closest option!
    • Convenient — walkable to APL (0.4 miles)!
    • Room type: Studios with 1 King, 2 Queens, or 1K+2Q
    • Book here for the workshop room block @ $106/night (group code: CHWSSS) — make sure to “Edit stay” for the number of nights you want, at the top of page
    • Deadline to book, guaranteeing room block pricing: 2022 Sep 11
    • Rates are good from 2022 Oct 02 (Sunday, check in) to 2022 Oct 08 (Saturday, check out)

Additional area hotels are also available a few miles from APL. These are not walkable and do not offer a conference discount, but provide additional choices if the conference hotel is sold out and/or does not meet your needs.


Airport location / directions to APL

APL is served by the three Washington, D.C. area airports, including Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) approximately 20 miles (32 km) away; Reagan National Airport (DCA) approximately 34 miles (55 km) away; and Dulles International Airport (IAD) approximately 44 miles (71 km) away. There are a number of ground transportation options to APL and a walkable hotel, so a car is not strictly necessary!

Public transportation options

  • Taxi, Uber/Lyft: Typically $30 (BWI to APL), $65 (DCA to APL), $75 (IAD to APL).
  • Supershuttle: Typically $50 (BWI to APL), $75 (DCA to APL), $175 (IAD to APL)
  • Bus: Not a great option because no buses get that close to APL.
    • BWI: 201 bus to 305 bus, then 38 minute walk. ~$10
    • DCA: Metro yellow line to red line (Silver Spring), then 305 bus, then 38 minute walk.
    • IAD: 5A bus to Metro blue/orange/silver (Farragut West), then 305 bus, then 38 minute walk.

For those choosing a rental car, parking at APL is free but can be moderately competitive after 9 AM. You should be able to find a spot, and overflow parking (if needed) is available across the street.



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