Washington D.C.—where policies and programs intersect.

U.S. News STEM Solutions’ location in Washington, D.C. shines a national spotlight on the STEM crises, creates unparalleled access to leaders in politics, education, business, media and research, and provides the ideal catalyst for the implementation of change across the country. Historic, beautiful and convenient, with three airports, an efficient Metro system and iconic landmarks everywhere, the nation’s capital offers an unforgettable experience for all who visit. Join us in Washington, April 23, -25, for the third annual U.S News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference. Book your travel today. 


The Conference Venue 

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an extraordinary 2.3 million-square-foot conventions and meetings facility, is equipped to handle events of all sizes, from small groups and break-out meetings to events for 500 to 42,000 attendees. It is known for being one of the most energy-efficient buildings for its size. 

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place in downtown DC, right across from Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. 

Attendees can enter the convention center through the entrance at 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW then proceed to Level 3 to the U.S. News STEM Solutions registration. The metro is on the other side of the building and there will be some directional signage along the way to our event.


Washington Court Hotel

Washington Court HotelA sophisticated, independent Capitol Hill hotel located in downtown Washington DC, the Washington Court Hotel offers the ultimate in modern design and hospitality. Boasting a central location near Union Station and Capitol Hill, the Washington Court Hotel is only a short metro ride, cab ride, or 15 minute walk from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Its 265 rooms are completed with Italian marble bathrooms, well-lit vanities, and haute technology including flat-screen TVs and high-speed wireless Internet access. 

To receive the special conference rate of $189/night, please make your reservation here or call Hotel Reservations at 800-321-3010 and reference “U.S. News STEM Solutions”.


Air Travel

United Airlines is offering a 2% discount on flights for U.S. News STEM Solutions 2014. This discount is valid for travel between April 20-April 28, 2014 to/from Washington, D.C. (must select all Washington DC area airports as destination) and can be applied by using the Z Code ZRSF197143.

You may book online at www.united.com or by phone at 800-426-1122.


Ground Transportation 



This year, we’re teaming up with Uber, the app that connects you with a driver at the touch of a button, to make sure you and your colleagues get to and from the conference in style. New to Uber? Uber lets you request a swanky black car, SUV, or low-cost uberX sedan ride at any time using the Uber iPhone and Android. You can track the arrival of your ride on your smartphone, payment is cashless (no need to tip!), and you’ll even receive a text message when your driver arrives. 

Sign up with the promo code STEM2014 for $30 off your first ride (new users only, not valid on uberTAXI). View the detailed instructions here

Already a satisfied UBER customer and still would like to save? Each day of the conference you have the chance to win a $50 credit for Uber. Click here for more details.