The conference attire for all sessions and receptions is business casual. Please remember that meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is a good idea to bring a sweater or jacket with you to all sessions. Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended, particularly if you intend to make Hill Visits on Wednesday. On that day, also plan to minimize the amount of metallic items (coins, belts, accessories, etc.) on your body and handbags in order to expedite security screenings performed at all House and Senate Office Buildings.
All attendees are responsible for making your own flight arrangements to the conference. Please check with your airline of choice for specific travel rules and regulations.
Hotel Travel Information
The Crystal Gateway Marriott provides complimentary shuttle service to and from Reagan National Airport from 5:00 am to midnight. Pickup locations are at A Gates, and Doors 5 and 9 in the B and C Concourse Lower Level. For shuttle information, click here.
Liquids, gels and aerosols in your carry-on must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule:
- 3.4 ounces or less per container
- 1 quart size, clear, plastic, zip top bag (all liquids must fit in bag)
- 1 bag per passenger
- Place your 3-1-1 bag in the front pocket of your carry-on for accessibility.
- Review the prohibited items list for both carry-on and checked baggage.
- If purchasing a baggage lock, be sure to look for one that is TSA-approved.
- Tape a card with your name and contact information on your electronics.
Before Leaving for the Airport
- Pack in layers (e.g., bottom layer shoes, next layer clothes, top layer electronics)
- Pack electronics on top layer of carry-on for screening accessibility.
- Firearms are only allowed in checked baggage and must be unloaded, placed in a locked, hard-sided container and declared to your airline.
- Fireworks of any kind are not permitted in checked or carry-on baggage.
If traveling with a pet, bring a leash so carriers can be properly screened.
Before Entering the Checkpoint
- Give yourself enough time to arrive at the airport early.
- Wear easily removable shoes.
- Passengers with a disability or medical condition may call the TSA Cares toll free helpline at (855) 787-2227.
In Standard Screening Lane
- Eligible passengers look for the TSA Pre✓® lane for expedited screening at participating airports.
- Have your photo ID* and boarding pass out for inspection.
- Department of Homeland Securty ID requirements changed on Jan. 22, 2018. As a result, some state-issued photo IDs and driver’s license may no longer serve as acceptable forms of identification.
- In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly.
- ATSA officer will ask you to complete an identity verification process which includes collecting information such as your name, current address, and other personal information to confirm your identity.
- If your identity is confirmed, you will be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint.
- You will not be allowed to enter the security checkpoint if your identity cannot be confirmed.
- You may be subject to additional screening, including a pat-down and screening of carry-on items.
- Remove the 3-1-1 liquids bag and place it in the bin.
- Ensure pockets are empty (keys, tissues, currency, wallets, cell phones, etc.) and remove bulky jewelry (valuable items can be placed in carry-on).
- Remove your shoes and place them directly on the X-ray belt.
- Remove personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone from your carry-on bag and place them into a bin with nothing placed on or under them for X-ray screening. (E.g. laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles.)
- Remember to check the bins and collect all belongings after going through screening.