Okay – I’m really going to do it. Every year, I’ve read the reports of my AAR colleagues and have wondered what it would be like to go to RWA. So this year, I and my little suitcase with wheels are going to manuever the trains and streets of DC this summer so that I can go to my very first RWA Conference. Even though I live in northern Virginia, I’m just far enough from the city proper to make the commute moderately hair-raising. I come into the city every now and again to go museum-hopping, shopping or to catch a show, but this is the first time in years that I will be able to play tourist for more than just a few hours.
The conference is being held at the Marriott Wardman Park. If the hotel is too expensive for you or is already booked, there is one good budget option I can recommend. The Days Inn Connecticut Avenue is just two short Metro stops away and in a very nice (and safe) neighborhood. Door to door time to the Marriott Wardman Park would probably be about 15 minutes or less – including a five-minute wait for a subway.