Arlington, VA, October 27-29, 2011

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The Issues

  • Public Health: Disease and Contamination
  • Farm Animal Sentience
  • Waste Management, Mismanaged Resources and Climate Change
  • Inside the Industry: The Treatment of Animals
  • Economics of Factory Farming
  • Rise of Factory Farming Globally
  • Legal Advocacy and the Farm Bill
  • Creating Change in the Marketplace
  • Convergent Movements
  • Consumer Awareness
  • Plant-Based Living
  • Models for the Future
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2011 Travel Information

Hotel Address:
The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203

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Airport Information:

Domestic and international connections:

  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is just 5 miles away and accessible via the metro rail.
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 25 miles away.
  • Baltimore Washington International (BWI) is approximately 45 miles away.

Driving times to the hotel vary by time-of-day and day-of-week:

DCA
IAD
BWI
15 - 30 minutes
30 - 60 minutes
1 - 2 hours

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Public Transportation:

Bus Services 

Martz
Phone: 301-386-8300

Haymarket Transportation
Phone: 888-754-3195

New World
Phone: 302-537-4805

Reston Bus Service
Phone: 703-444-4458

First Priority Tours
Phone: 301-390-3115

How does Metro (subway) work? 
Washington, D.C., is proud to have one of the world's best public transportation systems. Most visitors quickly master the Metro system and, in the process, discover that it's a very quick, efficient and affordable way to get around the city. Many also find it to be an enjoyable attraction - the trains and escalators are especially popular among kids.

Metro operates Monday through Thursday from 5:00 a.m. to midnight; Friday until 3:00 a.m.; Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.; and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to midnight. Base fares start at $1.75 per trip (including trips between all downtown points), but the rates are higher for visitors traveling from the suburbs and during rush hour. The maximum one-way fare is $4.50. You can purchase a one-day ticket for $8.30, which allows you to ride as many times as you'd like after 9:30 a.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

There are five colored lines: Red, Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green, connected to each other at transfer stations in downtown and the close-in suburbs. The hotel is located 2 blocks from the Ballston station, on the orange line.

Some stations are serviced by more than one line. Trains are clearly marked with the color of the line. Trains indicate the direction in which they are traveling with the name of the end-point of the line. During rush hour, trains usually come every 5-6 minutes. At off-peak times, trains come every 12 minutes. Late-night trains come every 15 to 20 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased by cash or credit cards from vending machines located at the stations. Station managers are on hand to assist you in purchasing your tickets.

Hotel, restaurant and attractions listings on Click Here and in the official visitors guide to Washington, D.C., indicate the nearest Metro stop. The interactive map on Washington.org can also help you identify the closest station.

Super Shuttle
Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington, D.C.
The Super Shuttle is more economical than a taxi or limo. SuperShuttle passengers share the ride with others going in their direction.

Washington, D.C., Area Shuttle Service from DCA Airport
Upon arrival, after collecting your luggage, proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket counters located in the Terminal B and C baggage claim area, next to doors 4 and 9. Ticket counters are open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Guests arriving in Terminal A should proceed outside to the SuperShuttle loading area immediately outside the Terminal A door. Outside of these hours please call 800-258-3826 for assistance.

Washington, D.C., Area Shuttle Service from IAD Airport
Upon arrival, after collecting your luggage, proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket counters, located on the lower level just before the East and West exits. After you purchase your ticket, the service representative will escort you to the loading areas at 1D and 1E. Representatives are on site from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily. Outside of these hours please call 800-258-3826 for assistance.

For advanced reservations and pre-payment:
Groups, Conventions and Corporate Accounts
703-416-7873 ext. 707
703-622-2089 ext. 2
wdcsales@supershuttle.net
For groups with fewer than 50 attendees: 800-622-2089 ext. 2
www.supershuttle.com

Taxi
Taxi stands are available at all DC area airports. Taxi fare from DCA to Arlington is approximately $15, from IAD to Arlington approximately $45, and from BWI to Arlington approximately $110. Pricing is subject to change; call your airport’s ground transportation center for rates.

Enviro Cab
An enviroCAB is estimated to produce 60% less emissions than standard cabs now operating in Arlington. Contact the company directly to schedule a pickup.
703-920-3333
www.envirotaxicab.com

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Driving Directions:

From East

  • Take State Route 50 to Interstate 495 (Outerloop/Exit 7B).
  • Continue on I-495 to State Route 267 (Exit 45B), which joins with Interstate 66 East.
  • Continue on I-66 to North Fairfax Drive (Exit 71).
  • Proceed through two lights and turn right on Vermont Street.

From North

  • Take Interstate 95 or Interstate 270 to Interstate 495 (Outerloop).
  • Follow I-495 to State Route 267 (Exit 45B).
  • SR-267 joins with Interstate 66 East.
  • Continue on I-66 East and exit onto North Fairfax Drive (Exit 71).
  • Proceed through two lights and turn right on Vermont Street.

From West

  • Take Interstate 66 and exit onto North Fairfax Drive (Exit 71).
  • Proceed through two lights and turn right on Vermont Street.

From South

  • Take Interstate 95 North to Interstate 395.
  • Continue on I-395 to State Route 120 (Exit 7B/South Glebe Road).
  • Continue on SR-120 North for 3.2 miles. The hotel is located on the right at 801 North Glebe Road.

    If you would be interested in sharing a ride to and/or from the Conference, please visit our Ride Board.
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