25 September 2024
Washington DC, US

Information for SPIE Photonics Industry Summit in Washington, DC

Find information about planning your trip, including the venue, important travel details, and hotel options

In the city where change is made

Washington, DC is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. DC is a lively city with waterfront views and countless parks—making it more than the nation's capital. The city is designed to help connect, convene, and collaborate, which makes it an ideal location for approaching industry topics and gathering leaders. 


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center – Pavilion, 2nd Level
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Planning your day and travels

Ronald Reagan Building – Pavilion, 2nd Level

The beautiful light-filled Pavilion space encourages networking during coffee breaks, lunch, and the evening reception. Once inside the building, watch for signs pointing the way.

Recommended entrance Use this address—1352 D St. NW, Washington DC 20004—as your destination for cab or ride share. Enter the building from 13 ½ Street (note the half street). Head down the ramp through security. The Pavilion elevators are on the right side; follow up to the 2nd Level.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center: Regan Room

Make your hotel reservations

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Book your hotel

A map of local hotel options is provided for your planning purposes.

Upon arrival at your hotel, you will be required to provide a credit card for payment of room, tax and incidentals. If your institution is paying for your room in advance, please contact the hotel directly after this reservation system closes to make arrangements before your arrival date.

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Getting there and around

Airport information 

Shuttle service

Aside from their airport services, Connect Airport Shuttles provides numerous other transportation services, including car service, SUV service, limo service, and van service.

Public transit services

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  provides bus and rail service.

Car rental

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Arriving to the Pavilion


  • Print driving directions and parking information
  • Enter parking garage at any of the three garage entrances, one located at Pennsylvania Avenue & 13 ½ Streets and two other entrances on 14th Street (between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues)
  • Follow posted GREEN signs for the Atrium elevator banks
  • Take Atrium North “G” Ground level
  • Exit the Atrium elevator and turn right
  • Walk to the intersection near the Environmental Protection Agency office lobby (in the Ronald Reagan Building) and make a right
  • Follow the corridor to the Pavilion elevator banks on the right hand side
  • Take the Pavilion elevators to the Second “2” Floor


  • Use 1352 D St. NW, Washington DC 20004 as your destination for the ride share
  • Enter 13 ½ Street entrance, straight ahead, and go down ramp through security
  • Go straight to the Pavilion elevator banks on the right hand side
  • Take the Pavilion elevators to the Second “2” Floor


  • Enter the Moynihan Plaza at the corner of 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Walk towards the light blue awnings (National Children’s Museum)
  • Enter the building through the Moynihan Plaza entrance on your right
  • Once you are through the security checkpoint walk straight ahead to the Pavilion elevator banks on your left
  • Take the Pavilion elevator to the Second “2” Floor


  • Follow the signs inside the metro station to the Ronald Reagan Building
  • Once inside the building and through the security check point, walk straight down the corridor to the first intersecting hallway
  • Turn right and follow the directional signage toward the Conference Center
  • Once you pass the University of Maryland School of Journalism, take a left and walk down to the elevator bank on your left across from the Hemisphere Suite
  • Take the Pavilion elevator to the Second “2” Floor

A concierge desk is located near each entrance door for additional assistance. 

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