Conference Venue Directions & Parking

This link provides detailed directions to the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

Complimentary parking is available onsite for our guests arriving by car.

For our attendees staying at the Greenbelt Marriott hotel, there will be a complimentary shuttle service from the Greenbelt Marriott to the conference venue.
Complete shuttle schedule can be found HERE.

Visa Information

If it is necessary for you to obtain a visa to attend SES2016, you can find relevant U.S. information about the application process on the following websites:
U.S. Visas:
U.S. Visa FAQs:

A letter of invitation for SES2016 can be obtained here.

If you require a individualized letter for your visa application process, please contact us at with all necessary details you require in your letter.

College Park

The University of Maryland is located in College Park, MD, which lies within Prince George’s County. Within the county confines lie many fine restaurants, retail shopping areas, the university, the College Park Airport (the world’s oldest continuously operating airport), the National Archives II (the world’s largest archival facility), NASA (Goddard Space Flight Center), and the National Wildlife Visitor Center. For more information on all that College Park has to offer, visit this link. For more information on our county, please click here.

View of sunset and dusk looking over Hornbake Plaza, from the roof of McKeldin Library.
View of sunset and dusk looking over Hornbake Plaza, from the roof of McKeldin Library.

Washington, DC

Washington, DC, is a metropolitan city with historic attractions, museums, monuments, hotels, restaurants, free annual events, and visitor services unrivaled by any other American city. Since the capital is only nine miles from the university, and accessible by Metrorail from College Park, a visit to the city is convenient and recommended. For more information, visit this link.

For more campus and area information, visit the University of Maryland Visitors website.

Hotel & Conference Center

marriott-interiorThe 53rd SES Technical Meeting will be hosted by the University of Maryland (UMD) October 4-7, 2016 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
 | 3501 University Blvd, East Hyattsville MD 20783 USA | 

For the special SES Conference rate, please use the following information to make your hotel reservations, or go straight to booking your room HERE.

SES Annual Technical Meeting Rate and Information for the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Start date: 10/2/16
End date: 10/5/16
Last day to book: 9/14/16
Central Reservations Number: 1-800-228-9290
King Room Code:
Double Queen Code: SETSETC
Special group rate: 179.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for SES2016 Annual Technical Meeting

Maps & Transportation for the Hotel & Conference Center

You can use the tool here to find driving directions to the hotel.

Additional Rooms are Available at the Greenbelt Marriott 

6400 Ivy Lane  | Greenbelt  MD  20770 |

Daily shuttle service between Greenbelt Marriott and UMD campus in College Park will be available during the conference.

Start date: 10/2/16
End date: 10/5/16
Last day to book: 9/29/16
Link to reserve HERE.
Special group rate: 179.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate at the Greenbelt Marriot for the SES Annual Technical Meeting HERE


College Park, MD, is conveniently located near three major airports that serve the Washington, D.C., area:

Travel times from these airports to College Park, MD, range from approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. Area airports and UMD are linked by several transportation options: the Washington Metrorail (“Metro”) and Metrobus, airport shuttles, and taxis. Metro service connects the airports to the university (BWI, by rail and B30 bus; IAD, by metro rail plus 5A bus; DCA, by metro rail).

Rental cars are available at all three airports.

Ground Transportation

The Washington Metro connects downtown Washington, D.C., and the College Park Metro station located off of the Green Line.

By Train

AMTRAK offers train service to Washington’s Union Station and nearby New Carrollton, MD. From either station you can then take the Washington Metro or a taxi to College Park.

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