The University of Maryland serves as the flagship educational institution for the State of Maryland and attracts talented faculty, students, and staff from throughout the DC Metro region. Enrolling over 37,000 undergraduate and nearly 11,000 graduate students during the term, UMD will be a quiet campus during the Institute giving participants plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local amenities.
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Opening Reception
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Hosted by Sir Peter Westmacott and the Research Councils UK

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013 and Friday, April 12, 2013
All events on Thursday, April 11th will take place in room 6137 McKeldin Library (the special events room).
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland USA

Getting Around
The symposium and keynote lecture will take place on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.
Directions to and from Campus are available.
The UMD 104 Metro will transport attendees to and from the College Park Metro stop.

Getting Here
From BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
Using Public Transporation: B30 metrobus to Greenbelt Metro $3.10 cash, and exact change is needed (Green Line) then Greenbelt Metro to College Park Metro stop (only one stop) $3.00 (Smart Trip Fare). For information on other metro fares, please click here. Also, the MARC-Penn-line trains connect BWI airport with the New Carrollton Train Station. Click here for MARC Train fares. Super Shuttle Costs: $32.00 one-way.

From Reagan National
Using Public Transporation: Reagan National Metro (Yellow Line) to College Park Metro (Green Line) switch from Yellow Line to Green Line at L’Enfant Plaza $3.35 (less if not during rush hour). Super Shuttle Costs: $28.00 one-way.

From Dulles International Airport
Using Public Transporation: Washington Flyer Bus to West Falls Church Metro $9 then West Falls Church Metro (Orange line) to College Park Metro (Green line). Switch from Orange Line to Green Line at L’Enfant Plaza $3.90 (less if not during rush hour), Super Shuttle Costs: $39.00 one-way.

Parking: Visitor parking is primarily available in four parking garages and two surface lots which have been converted to pay by space digital pay stations. Current rates are $3.00 per hour, with a $15.00 per day maximum and a $5 per day maximum on Saturday and Sunday.

Accomodations: MITH recommends the Marriott Inn and Conference Center, located on the University of Maryland campus, a ten minute walk to Hornbake Library where the workshop will be held. A LEED-certified green hotel, the Marriott Inn provides 300-thread-count linens, flat screen televisions, and complementary wireless internet access.We also recommend the Marriott Greenbelt located 3.5 miles from the campus as well as the Holiday Inn Washington-College Park, located 2.5 miles from campus. The Holiday Inn offers a local shuttle to campus, by request at the front desk.