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Science Writers Symposium - November 10, 2008

Location, Directions, and Hotel Information

The White Oak campus is located at 10903 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Driving Directions
From the Capital Beltway I-495, take Exit 28A (New Hampshire Avenue North). Enter the campus by turning right onto Michelson Road. (Michelson road is located at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Northwest Drive.) Park in the North visitor parking lot.

Metrorail Directions
Travelers from Reagan National Airport have the option of using the DC area’s Metrorail System (see the Metro System Map at The closest Metro Rail station is Silver Spring which is on the Red Line. The Metro station is approximately 8 miles from White Oak Campus. From National Airport, riders may take the Blue Line to the Red Line (transfer at Metro Center) or the Yellow Line to the Red Line (transfer at Gallery Place). From the Silver Spring Station, take a taxi to the building or see information below for "Ride-On Bus" (operated by Montgomery County).

Ride-On Bus
Ride-On bus route 22 operates between the Silver Spring Metro Station and White Oak Campus

You will need government-issued identification. Enter through Building 22 security, and you will be escorted from security to the meeting in the Central Shared Use Building.

Hotel Information
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the group rate of $209.00 until October 24, 2008 at the Hilton Silver Spring, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland. Reserve at 1-800-HILTONS or online at Use group code SWS.

Hilton Washington DC/Silver Spring
8727 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-589-5200

Silver Spring Courtyard North (Marriott)
12521 Prosperity Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 301-680-8500

Silver Spring Residence Inn (Marriott)
12000 Plum Orchard Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 301-572-2322

Crowne Plaza Hotel Washington DC/Silver Spring
8777 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-563-3709

Inn and Conference Center
University of Maryland
3801 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: 301-985-7300

Marriott Hotel Greenbelt
6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-441-3700


Contact Us

For further FDA Science Writers Symposium information, contact us at:

Register by:
Monday, November 3, 2008