Conference registration, as well as all presentations, will take place on VIU's main campus at:
VIU is easy to get to and from, no matter which mode of transportation you are using. The DC metro area provides a variety of transportation options, including:
There are three airports servicing the region around Washington, DC (Baltimore Washington Airport-BWI, Washington Dulles International Airport-IAD, and Reagan National Airport-DCA). Because of VIU's close proximity to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), conference participants are encouraged to use this as an option for flights. The other airports are accessible to/from VIU, but are at a greater distance from the conference.
Information regarding IAD is provided here: http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/dulles.htm
All of the DC region's airports offer ground transportation (car rentals and taxi services) and Super Shuttle. Super Shuttle offers door-to-door service from the airport to your final destination. Fares are usually around $35-40 for one-way travel to or from the airport, or $70-80 round-trip. Additional discounts can apply if travelling with more than one person.
For further information on traveling to and from the DC area by way of either Reagan National or Dulles International Airport Please visit the Metro Washington Area Airport Authority Website at http://www.metwashairports.com
Situated in Fairfax, VIU is only three miles from the Vienna (Virginia) Metrorail Station at the end of the Metro's Orange Line. This subway line is part of the 103-mile Metrorail rapid transit subway system that serves the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland.
For further information on using the DC-area Metro system, including maps, travel times, and trip planning, please visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's website at http://www.wmata.com
VIU visitors can also take advantage of the local area's CUE bus system, which serves Fairfax City and the surrounding areas along all the main thoroughfares with stops at major shopping and recreational areas. CUE buses also provide a quick link to the Vienna Metrorail Station.
By CUE Bus From Vienna Metro Station - Click here to get directions.
1. Walk to Vienna Station & Bus Bay T
2. Take 1A metrobus towards Ballston.
3. Get off at the intersection of ARLINGTON BLVD & COVINGTON ST.
4. Take 1C towards West Ox Road & Alliance Drive.
5. Get off at the intersection of GOVERNMENT PKWY & LOWER PARK.
6. Walk to Monument Drive.
7. Cross VA29-Lee Hwy. Monument Drive becomes Village Drive.
8. VIU's building is on the corner (4401 Village Drive)
For further information on the Fairfax CUE Bus System, including maps and schedules, please visit Fairfax County's information site at http://www.fairfaxva.gov/CueBus
Directions to our Village Drive Administrative Building at 4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, VA, from the local airports (IAD, BWI, and DCA) and points west and east of VIU.
IAD (Dulles) Airport - Click here to get directions.
***NOTE: The drive is usually around 20-30 minutes.
DCA (Ronald Reagan National) Airport - Click here to get directions.
***NOTE: The drive is usually around 35-50 minutes.
BWI (Baltimore-Washington International) Airport - Click here to get directions.
***NOTE: The drive is usually around 1 hour and a half.
From I-66 West(Driving From Capital Beltway)
From I-66 East (Driving From Manassas)
Although there are many hotels in the immediate area surrounding Virginia International University, we recommend one of our local partners, Comfort Inn University Center. Comfort Inn University Center offers a special rate to our conference participants. Information regarding Comfort Inn is listed below:
Comfort Inn University Center
11180 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 591-5900
Fax: (703) 591-3507
If you wish to find lodging at the Comfort Inn, you would need to make your reservation online following the instructions in our guide. If you book through a third part (i.e., a travel website), you may not recieve a comparable rate. You need to mention that you are a VIU conference participant when making your reservation to get the VIU participant/student rate.
Rate: $74.00 per night plus tax
Security Deposit: No
Distance from VIU: 0.5 mi/0.8 km
Public Transportation: Yes
Amenities: Free high-speed internet; indoor heated pool; game room; guest laundry; free breakfast; free shuttle to local companies; business center with copy/fax service; fitness center; free local calls; free television; fully equipped kitchenettes.
If you have any problems or questions, contact Comfort Inn through their toll-free number: +1(877) 344-1230.
Below are some non-sponsored/non-affiliated links including things going on around the Washington, DC metro area.
Washington, DC's close proximity to Virginia International University makes it a prime place to take in some sightseeing. Here is a website that hosts information on things to do in the Washington, DC area: https://washington.org/things-do-washington-dc
Fairfax, VA offers a mixture of historical attractions and metropolitan life. If you are looking to find things to do around the Virginia International University campus, the City of Fairfax offers a useful Trip Planner: http://www.fxva.com/seedoplan/
Information on transportation within the immediate area around the University can be found here: http://viu.edu/our-university/about-viu/location-and-transportation.html
Also, consider exploring the Washington Metropolitan Area's Trip Planner at wmata.com.
CLLC occurs during Washington, D.C.'s famous National Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival, which is scheduled to take place from March 20-April 15, 2018, offers many activities, including street fairs, parades, and other cultural events. For more information on these events, please visit the festival's website: http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org