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Accommodations, Logistics and Directions:

Photo of the Airlie Center.
Airlie Center
6809 Airlie Road
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
The meeting venue is the beautiful Airlie Center. We were able to secure a government rate of $135 per day for a limited number of the attendees.  Please register by May 5 to secure your lodging at the Airlie's properties.  Room reservations will be handled when you register for the workshop, rather than through the Airlie directly. There is plenty of free parking.

Airlie Center is situated in the heart of the Virginia Piedmont, an area noted for its rich history and diverse habitat.  The Center is a place where individuals and organizations could meet without distraction to discuss and exchange ideas in a natural setting. It is located on a rural farm estate in Virginia called Airlie and since 1960 gained a reputation of an international center for communication.

Photo of Airlie facilities.
As one of the original conference centers in the country, Airlie was considered a model of innovation when it hosted its first group in 1960. The Center occupies a complex of buildings that was converted old farm into conference facilities and created a relaxed but up-to-date atmosphere for guests, later referred to as an "island of thought" by Life Magazine.

Airlie's character hasn't changed much since the early sixties. The campus remains a secluded retreat set amid 2500 rural acres, although the facilities have been updated to provide guests with the latest conference technology.

See pictures of the Airlie Center taken on May 1, 2006. Please read Attending a Conference (PDF) for helpful information about the Airlie.

Cost of Accommodations

We were able to secure a government rate of $135 per day for a limited number of the attendees.  Please register by May 5 to secure your lodging at the Airlie's properties.

Directions

Airlie Center is located near Warrenton, Virginia, 50 miles southwest of Washington, DC, approximately 45 minutes from Dulles International Airport, and 1 hour from National Airport.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Take I-66 West to Exit 43A (Gainesville/Warrenton) and proceed South on Rt. 29 for approximately 10 miles. Take a right at the traffic light onto Colonial Road (Route 605). Colonial Road turns into Airlie Road, continue straight ahead on Route 605. Cross a one-lane stone bridge and take an immediate left into Airlie main entrance.

From Washington Dulles International Airport
Exit Dulles Airport and take Exit 9 to Rt. 28 South, follow to I-66 West. Follow above directions.

From Richmond and Points South
Take I-95 North to Rt. 17 North towards Warrenton. Go right on Rt. 29 North and pass all 3 Warrenton exits. Take a left at the traffic light onto Colonial Road (Route 605). Although Colonial Road turns into Airlie Road, continue straight ahead for one mile, bypassing the point where Airlie Road goes to the right. Cross a one-lane stone bridge and take an immediate left into Airlie main entrance.

Transportation Options:
Many have asked how one travels from Dulles or other Washington terminals to Airlie. The easiest answer is to board a Washington Flyer taxi and tell them to take you to the Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia; most cab drivers will know where the Airlie Center is located. The standard fee from Dulles Airport to Airlie is $62, while from Union Station or from Reagan Airport it's about $100. At Dulles, the cab stand is at the curb just outside the terminal, as indicated by the 'Ground Transportation' signs. Reagan Airport and Union Station also both have cab stands just outside their main doors.

Alternate Accommodations:
An alternate hotel for the conference is the Howard Johnson Inn - Warrenton (540-347-4141, $73), located 3 miles from Airlie. Other hotels in Warrenton, somewhat farther from Airlie, are the Holiday Inn Express (540-341-3461, $95) and the Comfort Inn Warrenton (540-349-8900, $105). Please contact the hotels directly.

For more information about the Airlie Center please visit their website at http://www.airlie.com/.