Smithsonian X 3D
November 13-14, 2013

General Conference Information

Conference Location

The conference is scheduled to take place in Meyer Auditorium: Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Please enter the Meyer Auditorium through the Independence Avenue entrance.
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Location of Smithsonian buildings around the National Mall

Tech Gallery Exhibits

3D technology in action will be displayed in the Smithsonian Castle Commons. Please enter the Castle either from the Haupt Garden entrance or the entrance on Jefferson Drive.

Conference Meals

Lunch is provided November 13th and 14th for all speakers and attendees. Continental breakfast is provided on the 13th only. We have requested a limited number of vegan lunch options.

Conference Contact Information

Conference Hotel

We have reserved a block of rooms valid November 12-15th at the Capital Holiday Inn, located at 550 C Street SW Washington DC, within walking distance of the conference venue. To book hotel rooms, please call 1-877-572-6951 and note “SA8” as the group code. Rooms will be held through October 28, 2013 at the discounted rate.

Other hotels near the Smithsonian and National Mall

Transit and Taxi Information

  • Metro
    The closest metro stop to the conference site is the Smithsonian stop on the Blue and Orange lines. Multiple bus lines also run to and around the National Mall.
  • Trains (Amtrak, MARC, VRE, Metro)
    Union Station
    50 Massachusetts Ave., NE
    Washington, DC 20002
  • Airports
    Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority
  • Taxi
    Below are two recommended cab services, though many other companies are available throughout the city. Some, though not most, take credit cards. Cash payment is suggested.

    Yellow Cab

    Red Top Cab


Dining at Smithsonian Restaurants and Museums

Other Local Restaurants
  • Old Ebbitt Grill
    Categories: Bars, American (Traditional)
    675 15th St NW
    (between N G St & N F St)
    Washington, DC 20005
    (202) 347-4800
    Nearest Transit Station:
    Mcpherson Sq Metro
    Metro Center Metro
    Farragut West Metro
  • Founding Farmers
    Category: American (New)
    1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    (between N H St & N 19th St)
    Washington, DC 20006
    (202) 822-8783
    Nearest Transit Station:
    Farragut West Metro
    Farragut North Metro
    Foggy Bottom Metro
  • Paul Bakery and Café
    Categories: Bakeries, Cafes
    801 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    (between N 8th St & N 9th St)
    Washington, DC 20004
    (202) 524-4500
    Nearest Transit Station:
    Archives Metro
    Federal Triangle Metro
    Gallery Place Chinatown Metro

General DC Tourism Information