Washington DC need to know!

By the time that you read this we will be just a few short weeks from the Monumental Conference in Washington D.C. We have listed here a few things that will help you with your travels.
The Hotel and Registration
The Hotel is the Pentagon City Ritz Carlton, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia 22202. It is connected to and has a private entrance to the Pentagon City Fashion Mall featuring over 120 stores and dozens of restaurants and eateries. The direct number for the hotel is 703-451-5000
Registration will be open at noon on Thursday and at 7:30 AM on Friday and Saturday. It is located on the second floor next to the Grand Ballroom. All room elevators have a second floor stop so there is no reason to leave the building.
Getting There By Air
Reagan airport is the closest and is a $7 cab fare to the hotel. Washington/Baltimore is about 35 miles away and Dulles about 15. For the best means of transportation from these hotels, please contact the hotel Concierge Services direct at 703-415-5000
By Automobile
The hotel is located right off  US route I-395 at the Pentagon City exit. The hotel has a Concierge Service at 703-415-5000 that will be happy to give you personalized directions from any location.
By Amtrack
Amtrack trains discharge at Union Station in center city D.C. I would highly recommend the Metro to the hotel as it is only $3 and takes you right to the front door of the hotel. I used it last week and found it to be clean, fast and safe.
The average temperature for Washington in September is 80 degree high and 63 degree low.
All sessions Thursday Friday and Saturday are Business Casual. We want you to be comfortable; however it is a business meeting in a very business district, so please use your own discretion.
Thursday evening is Vendors welcome night, be comfortable. It is a great chance to wind down from your trip, meet old friends, and make some new ones.
Don’t miss the Friday night outing at the National Press Club and the nighttime tour of our Nations Capital. Dinner will be at the press club near the Whitehouse where correspondents and reporters have been writing stories for decades. You will have a chance to walk the halls where Newspaper Legends have made history and the signed pictures on the walls will attest to that. As this is a working business property, please dress accordingly, no shorts or dungarees. Sport coats would be accepted, but not required,
Saturday night will be on your own and your packet will include area restaurant guides for everything from Taco Bell to Ruth Chris, all within 5 minutes of the hotel.
  • Please bring a bundle of your papers to exchange and plenty of business cards
  • Please bring your open mind and 3-minute ideas and plan to learn from the great speakers and your peers
  • Please bring your appetite, we always have plenty of great food
  • It’s Washington DC! If you have any ideas to change it, Congress is in session, go tell them
  • Bring your wallet and credit card to buy a drink for one of the hard working people who made all of this possible