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2019 CAR-SGC Conference Schedule & Other Conference Details

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • NOON - Registration begins

  • 1 PM - Vendor areas open, cash bar available in the Vendor area

  • 1-2:30 PM - Executive Committee Meeting for Budget/Financial Discussions

  • 2:30-4 PM - Board Meeting

  • 3-4 PM Workshops *

  • 6-9 PM Leadership Dinner

  • Everyone else: Dinner on your own. There will be a list of the many wonderful local restaurants in the Registration Package

  • 7 PM - Vendors close for the day

Friday, October 25, 2019

  • 7 AM - Registration open

  • 7:30-8 AM - Conference Breakfast

  • 8-9 AM Conference Discussions

  • 10 AM-Noon - Conference Meeting

  • 12:30-2 PM - Luncheon and screening of Return by Karen Cantor *

  • 2 PM - Registration closes

  • 2:15-5:30 PM - Tour of U.S. Botanic Garden at National Mall

  • 3-4 PM - Workshops *

  • 6 PM - Cash Bar in Vendor area & pre-conference area

  • 7 PM-9:30 PM - Dinner and Program *

  • 7 PM- Vendors close for the day. They will continue through mid-day of the first day of the following Symposium


Seared See Bass served with sweet potato gnocchi, smoked tomato broth and citrus fennel slaw OR

Stuffed Chicken Breast with spinach, mushrooms and feta with a lemon herb beurre blanc sauce and squash risotto.

Travel Recommendations:

FLYING. The closest airport is Reagan National Airport (DCA). Access to the Arlington Hilton (950 North Stafford, Arlington, VA) from the airport is easy. There are two options:

1. Metro:  Blue Line to Rosslyn, then Metro Orange or Silver Line to Ballston. Ride time approx. 20 minutes, $4-$5.

2. Uber: Ride time approx. 11 minutes, $10-$16. 

DRIVING. You will find an entrance to a public parking garage next to the hotel entrance. Parking for up to 12 hours is $10, and overnight is $20. Because the hotel does not provide parking, there is no valet available. However, access to the hotel entrance is direct from the public parking garage. If you are amenable to walking about three blocks, there is another public parking garage at 627 N. Glebe Road that is $10 for overnight parking.

TRAIN: From Union Station in Washington, D.C., take the Metro Red Line to Metro Center and then the Orange or Silver Line directly to the Ballston Station and the hotel. About $3.

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