Registration for the event is $100 and includes meals during the event. Please register via Eventbrite.

Are you a plenary session speaker?  If so, please contact Jackie Arnold for registration instructions at


Meridian International Center
1630 Crescent Place NW
Washington, DC 20009

Learn more about the Meridian House here.


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott Dupont Circle (1900 Connecticut Avenue NW). Our group rate is $225 per night.

Group registration link


National Airport (DCA)
The closest airport, DCA connects to the venue via Metro rail and bus. Travel time: 30-45 minutes

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
Travel time: 1+ hour

Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Travel time: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Things to Do

Washington, DC is filled with attractions and things to do for all interests. There are, of course, a myriad of historical sites and museums featuring art, science and history. However there are also great music venues, restaurants, film festivals and theater for your spare time.

The Dupont Circle neighborhood is centrally located and features a mix of art, historical sites and places to see for a night out.

Visa information & Invitation Letters

Saylor Academy and Meridian International Center encourage you to familiarize yourself with visa and travel requirements well in advance of the conference. Visitors to the United States must have a valid passport. A visa is also required for citizens of countries that do not participate with the Visa Waiver Program and may take 3 to 4 months to obtain. 

Information about the Visa Waiver Program, including a list of the 38 participating countries and program requirements, can be found on the U.S. Department of State’s website. Travelers using the Visa Waiver Program must also have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval before they travel.

Please visit the U.S. Department of State’s website for complete information on how to apply for a visitor visa. Because the visa process involves multiple steps that are time consuming, it is critical that you apply for your visa well in advance of your travel dates. 

To request a letter of invitation in support of a visa application, please email Jacqueline Arnold at


Please note that the information provided here is given in good faith, but that the regulations may change and the only authoritative sources of information are the U.S. Government websites.