Workshop Dates/Times
Professional Development Workshop
Aug. 3: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT
Aug. 4: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. EDT
Contact Information
For workshop-related questions, please contact:
Michelle Murray


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Meeting Location

NCI Shady Grove Campus
Seminar Rooms 406/408/410 (T-Level)
9609 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

NCI Security Information

All visitors will be asked to submit to a security screening upon entering the building. Visitors will be required to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID, U.S. driver's license, passport, green card, etc.). Attendees will be escorted from the security area to the registration desk each morning.

Getting to the NCI Campus

Shuttle From Hotels: A complimentary shuttle is being provided to transport attendees from the Courtyard by Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center and Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center hotels to the NCI campus. The shuttle schedule will be provided closer to the meeting date.

Metrorail/Subway: The NCI Shady Grove Campus is accessible by Metrorail on the Red Line at the Shady Grove Metro Station. NCI offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the campus to the Shady Grove Station. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes. A riding pass must be obtained to use the shuttle. Please email to request a pass.

Please visit the Metrorail website to access a map of the Metrorail system.

Parking: Visitors should park in the multilevel parking garage located across from the 9609 Medical Center Drive building. Parking is complimentary. Parking tickets must be validated before exiting the building.

Driving Directions: Please visit the NCI Shady Grove Campus website for driving directions.

Hotel Information

A room block has been established at the following nearby hotels for the nights of August 2 and 3, and a limited number on August 4 for those unable to depart on the last day of the workshop. Please contact the hotel directly to reserve your room. You are responsible for all hotel costs and will be asked to provide a credit card to cover expenses.

Courtyard by Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
204 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Reservation Deadline: Friday, July 14, 2023

Online Reservations Link: Book your group rate for the PDW.

Room Rate: $172.00 plus 15% tax

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
9751 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Reservation Deadline: Friday, July 14, 2023

Online Reservations Link: Book your group rate for the PDW.

Room Rate: $172.00 plus 15% tax

Travel Information

The closest airport to Workshop hotels is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA); however, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) also serve the Washington, DC area.

For more information on recommended airports, please visit:

Amtrak Train
Amtrak is an alternate travel option for those traveling on the East Coast (

Travel Time to Hotel from Airports and Amtrak
Travel time is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, and Washington Union Station. Travel time is dependent upon traffic. Travelers may choose to take a taxi or car service such as Uber or Lyft to and from the airport/train station.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport26 miles
Washington Dulles International Airport30.9 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport40 miles
Washington Union Station34 miles