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The International Society for Patent Information Professionals

PIUG 2019 Annual Conference
An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Preparing for the Future and the Unknown:
New Technologies and Skills for the Patent Searcher

Saturday, May  4 - Thursday, May 9, 2019
Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

Twitter: #PIUG19

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations at the PIUG group rate are available by contacting the hotel at 1-866-837-4210 or via the PIUG Conference Reservation web page. Identify yourself as attending the PIUG 2019 Annual Conference.

The rates for a Standard Guestroom are $222 for single or double, $242 for triple and $262 for quadruple occupancy. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 14.5% plus $1.00 per room per night.

Message to Attendees: PIUG has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements. Contracts with the venue include a provision to reduce event costs if PIUG meets or exceeds its minimum sleeping room block guarantee. Conversely, event costs will increase if PIUG falls short of its minimum room block guarantee. Please help PIUG keep the costs of this event as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated host hotel and through the reservation process created by PIUG. Reserving elsewhere means you are booking outside the contracted room block, jeopardizing PIUG's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. PIUG appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue. Thank you.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check-out time is noon.

The booking deadline for the room block is currently set at 5:00 PM, April 11, 2019. Please remember to make your hotel reservation prior to 5:00 PM EDT on April 11, 2019 in order to guarantee the room prices negotiated by PIUG for this conference. After that, it is at the hotel's discretion to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability. Depending on availability, the hotel will honor the PIUG room rate for three (3) days before and after the event.

Hotel Related Transportation

Metrorail/WMATA (Service from Ronald Reagen (DCA) Airport)

The system accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

The hotel is located a short distance (8 min walk) from the King Street Station that is accessible through the Blue Line straight from the DCA Airport Station. (Approx. 8 minutes, 2 stops) This is a very economical option and runs frequently through reasonable commuting times.

The hotel can also be easily reached by Amtrak by travel to the Alexandria, VA (ALX) | Amtrak Train Station that is behind the King Street Station mentioned above.


See Google's Alexandria, Virginia, USA Travel website.

Alexandria is easily accessible by three major airports in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area:

  1. Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest at only 10 minutes away by car, taxi and Metrorail.
  2. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) with nonstop service from over 80 domestic and 50 international destinations. The airport is about 37 minutes away (31.8 mi)via Dulles Access Rd and I-495 S.
  3. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is about 52 minutes away (45.2 mi)via Baltimore-Washington Pkwy and I-495 S/I-95 S.

Click here for information on local taxi services.

Click here for information on airport shuttle services.

Map from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Arlington, VA 22202 to The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

Map from Dulles International Airport (IAD), 1 Saarinen Cir, Dulles, VA 20166 to The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

Map from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Baltimore, MD 21240 to The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

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