Picture of the Washington, DC area from space. Credit: Scott Kelly (Jan 29, 2016). The National Mall is the strip in the middle, which runs east and west. UMCP is hard to identify but is in the middle right.

Picture of the Washington, DC area from space. Credit: Scott Kelly (Jan 29, 2016). The National Mall is the strip in the middle, which runs east and west. UMCP is hard to identify but is in the middle right.

Location

The conference will occur May 30-June 1 of 2018, located at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), which is located just outside of Washington, DC. The A. James Clark School of Engineering building will be the host location. More details on location and exact times will be announced in 2018.  


Registration and Travel

Registration fees and process will be listed later in 2017. 

The conference will be accessible from several airports near the Washington, DC area. 

UMCP is metro-accessible from Reagan National Airport in DC, costing around $3.60 to arrive in 40 minutes along the same Green line. The Baltimore Washington International airport is the closest airport being approximately 50 minutes away, withan hourly $7 bus that goes from BWI to Greenbelt, which is the metro station adjacent to College Park. BWI is likely the best bet for international travel, though the Washington Dulles airport in Virginia is also an option. 

Trains from elsewhere on the Eastern seaboard can go to the DC area.


Hotels

We are assessing hotels where we will find a group rate for fPET. This will be updated later in 2017.

2012 picture of the Space Shuttle discovery preparing for transfer to the National Air and Space Museum

2012 picture of the Space Shuttle discovery preparing for transfer to the National Air and Space Museum