CSW Global 2018 Venue
Crowdsourcing Week Global 2018 will take place at the prestigious Carnegie Institution for Science headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is located on 1530 P Street NW Washington DC 20005 (take a look at the map), right in the heart of the city.
Book a hotel now before they fill!
Recommended hotels near the venue:
One Washington Circle Hotel – www.thecirclehotel.com
Kimpton Topaz Hotel – www.topazhotel.com
Parking Near The Venue
There are two nearby parking lots. One is on P Street between 16th and 17th (Colonial Parking, Inc. Resources & Conservation Center 1400 16th St NW / 1616 P St NW) and the second one is on 15th street (Colonial Parking, Inc. The Metropole Condominiums 1515 15th St NW). The cost is around 20 to $25 a day. To make sure you find a parking spot on the day of the event, you can also visit Parkopedia.
Getting To Washington, DC
As the capital of the United States, Washington DC is a true global hub. Extremely well-connected, the city is easy to get to by any transportation means, and it is equally easy to get around DC. Last year, DC welcomed more than 21 million visitors, showing that as a traveler, you have a wealth of options for reaching the wonders that await in America’s capital city. We’ve broken those down below.
There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI). All three offer multiple U.S. and international flights daily. Both American Airlines and United Airlines service all three airports. Reagan National Airport is the closest airport to DC proper, just a 10-minute drive from city lines. The airport is accessible from its own Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow lines. To catch a taxi, look for the official taxi stand outside of baggage claim. A ride into downtown DC will cost about $15-$20. Visit the Reagan Airport transportation and parking page for more information. Dulles Airport is located 26 miles from DC in suburban Virginia. The airport has a dedicated access road that makes getting into the city efficient via car, taxi or airport shuttle. Washington Flyer taxi cabs exclusively service Dulles Airport. Taxi stands are located outside the main terminal at Door 2 and Door 6. A ride into DC will cost about $60-$68. BWI Airport is accessible via an Amtrak train route that drops off at DC’s Union Station. A reserved seat on the train will cost $15-$30. Visit the BWI Airport ground transportation page for more information.
By Train If you’d rather travel to DC on the ground, Amtrak is the ideal solution. The Northeast Regional train runs every hour from New York City to the District, including early morning and late night departures. The train saves time and can save you money, too – when you purchase a ticket two weeks in advance of your trip, you can save up to 25% on the lowest available fares. The train departs and arrives from New York’s Penn Station and DC’s Union Station, which is centrally located, features its own Metro stop and plenty of taxis awaiting as you exit.
By Bus Travelling by bus to and from DC is easy. Choose from an array of options, including Megabus.com, Battle’s Transportation and Vamoose. While in DC, you can sightsee on a bus with Big Bus Tours, which offers 24 or 48-hour hop-on, hop-off tickets, letting you explore attractions at your convenience. By Car If you’ve chosen to drive to the District with your own wheels, SpotHero and ParkWhiz are fantastic apps to use in order to find a parking spot that suits you. Many hotels also offer parking options, so check with yours when securing your reservation.
Transports in Washington, DC
Metrorail & Metrobus
Washington, DC has one of the safest, cleanest and most efficient transportation systems in the world. Metrorail and Metrobus are the most convenient ways to get around DC, with Metrobus providing connections for locations not serviced by Metrorail. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center even has a dedicated Metro station serviced by the Yellow and Green lines, and many hotels are conveniently located near Metro stations or bus routes. Metro operates from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends.
Metrobus runs hundreds of routes throughout the city and the greater Washington, DC area, with more than 1,400 buses using compressed natural gas or a hybrid electric drive system helping to keep DC eco-friendly.
Riders can pay by purchasing a SmarTrip card, which allows users to load a designated amount on the card for repeated swiping. The cards can also be used as payment for Metrobus and DC Circulator rides.
Taxis, rental cars & parking
Taxi service is plentiful and economical in DC. In fact, DC has one of the highest taxi-to-citizen ratios in the country, with more than 6,000 taxis servicing the city. Taxis use a metered system just like every other city in the country. All taxis also accept credit and debit cards as payment, as well as cash.
You can also download the DC Taxi Rider app for your iPhone or Android, which allows you to choose from a regular, large, or wheelchair-accessible taxi, see a fare and time estimate before you hail the cab, and pay either through the app or in the vehicle.
Of course, some visitors choose to drive their own vehicles. If you’re driving in and around DC, ParkWhiz is a convenient way to compare prices at garages and lots around town so you can reserve your parking space before arriving.
Uber is another great option for getting where you need to go all over DC. Simply sign upand download the app to your phone, and you can begin requesting a ride with the tap of a button. No cash is required, and tip is handled in the ride fare. Numerous car options are available, and you can even share a ride.
Rental cars are yet another option. All the major rental companies have locations throughout DC, including Enterprise, and most have offices at the airports. Many DC-area hotels have parking facilities located within their structure. In addition to ParkWhiz, visitors can find convenient street or garage parking with SpotHero
The DC Circulator gets rave reviews from residents and visitors alike. The bus is incredibly affordable at just $1 per ride, and travels along six specific routes designed for easy-on, easy-off access at points of interest throughout the District. Explore neighborhoods such as Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Woodley Park, U Street and Capitol Hill with the Circulator. The bus even offers a dedicated National Mall route for super easy access to DC’s majestic lineup of monuments and memorials. Schedules for every route are available, and buses run every 10 minutes.
Walking & Biking Around DC
One of the best ways to experience Washington, DC is on foot. The city’s wide sidewalks meander past the inspiring monuments and museums found on the National Mall, as well as the intimate museums, world-class theaters and splendid gardens in the city’s collection of neighborhoods.
Of course, those who prefer to explore on two wheels will be happy to know that Capital Bikeshare has over 350 stations across DC, Virginia and Maryland. Its fleet includes more than 3,000 bicycles, and the system is easy: simply join (options range from a Day Key to a year-long membership) and you have access to bikes 24 hours a day. The first 30 minutes of each trip is free, with each additional half hour incurring a fee.
For more information, visit washington.org.