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Transportation

Transportation

  • The Westin BWI provides free, continuous shuttle transportation to and from BWI Airport, and within a 3 mile radius of the hotel (which includes various inexpensive restaurants)
  • Buses will ferry conference attendees to and from campus on each day of the conference.

Thursday October 19:

  • First bus departs Westin at 8.30am to arrive UMBC at 8.45am for pre-conference workshops; bus departs Westin 11.45am to arrive UMBC at 12 noon for the Opening Session;
  • First bus departs UMBC at 5.00pm and at 5.15pm to arrive at Westin in time for the Keynote Address and dinner.

Friday October 20th:

  • First bus departs Westin at 7.30am to arrive UMBC at 7.45am for breakfast; Second bus departs Westin 8.30am to arrive UMBC at 8.45am for morning sessions
  • First bus departs UMBC at 6.00pm and at 6.30pm to arrive at Westin in time for attendees to attend dinner circles
  • Bus for dinner circles in Ellicott City departs Westin at 6.45pm (ONE pick up from Ellicott city at 9.45pm to return to Westin)
  • Bus for outing in Baltimore City departs Westin at 7.00pm (ONE pick up from Baltimore City to return at 10.30pm to return to Westin)

Saturday October 21st:

  • First bus departs Westin at 7.30am to arrive UMBC at 7.45am for breakfast; Second bus departs Westin 8.30am to arrive UMBC at 8.45am for morning sessions
  • First bus departs UMBC at 6.45pm for those who need to depart early
  • Second bus departs UMBC after the party, at 9.45pm, for Westin

Conference attendees are encouraged to use taxis equivalents for other excursions. Baltimore City, Ellicott City, Catonsville and Arbutus all contain thriving communities with restaurants, bars and shops within a 10 mile radius of both campus and hotel.