Washington, DC is a town that is both steeped in
history and current as the evening news.
Washington, DC presents ample tourist opportunities,
including museums known throughout
the world, a world class zoo, extensive restaurants, and a booming
theatre district. Here you can step back into the history of the United
States and also explore the frontiers of science in the
same afternoon. There is plenty to see within easy walking
distance of the
and even more a short subway ride away, so automobiles are optional.
For dining, local attractions and events near
the conference venue, see the
However, those who prefer to drive can easily also see such sites as the
NASM Udvar-Hazy Center
(the new home of the Shuttle Discovery
and an SR-71 Blackbird),
(site of the decisive battle of the American Civil War).
Participants can get a lot out of the city by spending
extra days exploring the area or simply a summer evening wandering
National Mall, making
this ACC a great one for having the family tag along.
The conference hotel will hold the
conference rate on available rooms from June 11 to June 24
in 2013 on a space-available basis.
Monuments and Memorials:
is an open park in downtown Washington, DC
that spans the area between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States
Capitol building, and many prominent monuments (and museums) are on or
near the Mall. For example,
the Washington Monument
(photo below from Destination DC) is
situated near the center of
the Mall. It
was built in honor of George Washington, who was first President of the
United States of America, and is topped by an apex
that was once the largest piece of
cast aluminum in the world.
Several memorials, including the
World War II Memorial,
Korean War Veterans
are located on the Mall.
around which are the
Delano Roosevelt Memorial,
Luther King, Jr. Memorial,
District of Columbia War Memorial,
is just south of the Mall.
A list of national historical sites is
available at the
National Park Service Website.
The Smithsonian Institution is an educational foundation
chartered by Congress in 1846 that maintains most of the
nation's official museums and galleries in Washington, DC,
and many of these are also along the
National Mall. Since the Smithsonian
is funded in part by the US Government, its museums are open to
the public free of charge.
One of the Smithsonian museums located on the
Mall is the
National Air and Space Museum (NASM),
which has the largest collection of historic air
and spacecraft in the world and houses many artifacts intimately tied to control.
The Conference Banquet Dinner
will be at the NASM on June 18, 2013.
There are more than a dozen other Smithsonian museums on and
National Mall. These include
National Museum of Natural History,
National Museum of African Art,
National Museum of American History
(which houses one of the
largest collections of flyball governors on the planet,
as well as Stanley, the autonomous vehicle that
won the original DARPA Grand Challenge, and the restored
Star Spangled Banner that inspired America's National Anthem),
National Museum of the American Indian,
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,
Arts and Industries Building, and
Smithsonian Institution Building,
which is locally referred to as
"The Castle" and serves as the institution's headquarters.
Closer to the ACC13 conference hotel are
Smithsonian American Art Museum and
National Portrait Gallery,
both of which are located in the
Donald W. Reynolds Center, near Chinatown.
which is a metro subway ride away in Woodley Park,
is also part of the Smithsonian.
See the Smithsonian
Website for additional details.
Washington, DC is a thriving center for the arts. For example,
the John F. Kennedy Center
Performing Arts on the Potomac River
(shown in photo below by Carol Pratt)
is home to the
National Symphony Orchestra, the
Washington National Opera, and the Washington Ballet. It
presents great performers and performances from America
and around the world.
the National Theatre,
Ford's Theatre are
all located in downtown Washington, DC, not too far from the
ACC13 conference hotel.
the Capitol Steps,
satire group of politics and pop culture, perform every Friday and
Saturday evening at the Ronald Reagan Building and International
Trade Center, a few blocks from the conference hotel.
A number of professional sports teams make their home in
Washington, DC. While the Redskins (NFL), Capitals (NHL),
and Wizards (NBA) will be out of season in June,
(Washington's MLB team),
(men's soccer) will be in action at the time of the ACC.
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