Strategic Volunteer Engagement Summit

Alexandria, Virginia

October 3-4, 2019

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For your convenience, we've compiled general information about visiting the Mary M. Gates Learning Center at the United Way Worldwide office in Alexandria, Virginia. This information is subject to change and does not reflect arrangements which are made for each specific program hosted in this building.

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The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is closest to Alexandria, VA, and is only about 15 minutes from any of the hotels listed. Two other airports, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) in Maryland and Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia, sometimes offer significantly lower fares. Each of these airports is approximately an hour drive from Alexandria, VA, and requires use of a shuttle service, taxi cab, rental car or public transportation. 

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Amtrak has rail stations in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC. For fares and schedules please call 800 USA RAIL (800-872-7245) or visit their web site.

The MARC train runs from BWI into Washington, DC’s Union Station for less than $10, Monday-Friday, 5:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m., with limited service on weekends. For more information visit their web site. From Union Station, you can take the metro into Alexandria.

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There are multiple transportation options within the Washington, D.C. region.

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No matter where you are going, count on Lyft for rides in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with friendly local drivers at the tap of a button. Lyft serves all DC area airports and Union Station.

Get $10 off your ride with Lyft with promo code UNITEDWAY19 (offer available for new users only).

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Multiple cab companies are available for your transportation convenience. Local Alexandria taxi services include:

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Bus & Metro

Visitors can use the trains, buses, or a combination of the two to get to get around the area. Check out the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website to get more details about exploring Washington D.C. and the surrounding area. For information on Alexandria’s local bus transit, check out the DASH bus website. Please remember to bring cash for the bus fare.

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We have secured a block of rooms with discounted pricing at the Sheraton Suites Alexandria which is within walking distance of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria – Old Town. Once you’ve completed your registration, you’ll receive the link to make your room reservations.

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Sheraton Suites Alexandria

Hotel Name: Sheraton Suites Alexandria
Address: 801 North Saint Asaph Street
Phone: 703-836-4700
Room Rate: Room rates are $159.00 not including taxes until September 3rd. All participants are responsible for reserving their own rooms.
Amenities Info: Free shuttle service is available to/from Reagan National Airport (DCA). Complimentary amenities include a full American breakfast, an indoor pool and fitness facility, business center, parking, shuttle and access to club lounge based on availability.

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PLEASE NOTE that all information on this page is provided as a courtesy only. Inclusion on this general information page does not indicate United Way Worldwide endorsement or recommendation. All travel arrangements made are at the discretion of the passenger and service provider.

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We invite United Way staff and volunteers to join us as we drive volunteer engagement in the modern United Way. The registration fee is $495.

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We're here to help! Contact us anytime with questions about the Strategic Volunteer Engagement Summit.

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