Blue Pilot is delighted to host the October 2011 meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22/WG 14. The meeting space is generously provided by Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS).
24th October 2011, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
25th October 2011, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
26th October 2011, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
27th October 2011, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
28th October 2011, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
1101 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
A map of the local area can be viewed here.
Meeting organizer:John Benito, (firstname.lastname@example.org)INCITS Contact:
Phone: +1 831 427-0528Deborah Spittle (email@example.com)
Phone: +1 202 626-5746
Convenient transport within Washington, DC and its suburbs is provided by a subway system, Metro. The following stations are within 0.5 km of the meeting location: McPherson Square (Blue and Orange lines), Metro Center (Red line), Mt Vernon Sq/7th Street/Convention Center (Green and Yellow lines).
Wireless internet will be available. Clerical support, copying, and printing are available on request, but the meeting is intended to be paperless.
There are several conveniently located businesses providing snacks, drinks, and lunch. INCITS has offered to furnish coffee, water and soft drinks without charge. No formal social events are planned.
Currently there is no plan to furnish teleconference capabilities.
Washington, DC is served by three airports.
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is within a few miles of the meeting venue. One can use the Metro or a taxi for transportation to downtown Washington, DC. Unfortunately DCA does not service international flights except for a few to Canada.
- Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located 26 miles from Washington, DC. Transport is available via taxis or shuttle buses.
- Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is located south of Baltimore, MD. Train service, Amtrak or MARC (Amtrak is more expensive, but more reliable), is available to Washington DC. Taxis are also feasible but would be pricey. Flights to/from BWI are sometimes priced less expensively than the flights to the Washington airports.
Hotels near the meeting location can be found here or by using other search engines. There are many restaurants in the area.
The average temperatures for the month of October is 69°F/20.5°C as a high and 44°F/7°C as lows. Rain is likely.
The US dollar is currently valued at approximately 1.4 USD = 1 Euro. Coins are used for values less than one dollar. (There are one-dollar coins, but they are not commonly encountered.) Currency is printed in denominations of 1, 2 (rare), 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and larger. You may find it difficult to make small purchases with bills larger than $20. Credit and debit cards are commonly used, even for small purchases. ATM machines are also common but may charge a fee as high as $5/€3.6.
Street crime can be a concern in Washington, DC, so it is best to remain in populated areas, particularly at night.