I am delighted to host Meeting #20 of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22/WG 23. The meeting space is generously provided by Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS). They operate the US shadow committee for SC 22 as well as many other shadow committees and US standards committees.
A map of the local area can be viewed at:
Convenient transport within Washington, DC and its suburbs is provided by a subway system, Metro. The following stations are within 0.5 km of the meeting location: McPherson Square (Blue and Orange lines), Metro Center (Red line), Mt Vernon Sq/7th Street/Convention Center (Green and Yellow lines).
Wireless internet will be available. Clerical support, copying, and printing are available on request, but the meeting is intended to be paperless.
I don't plan to provide refreshments, but there are several conveniently located businesses providing snacks, drinks, and lunch. In the past, INCITS has often provided coffee and drinks without charge, but such hospitality is their choice, not ours. No formal social events are planned.
This information will be distributed to those who request it prior to the meeting.
Washington, DC is served by three airports.
Hotels near the meeting location can be found here or by using other search engines. There are many restaurants in the area.
The average temperatures for the month of December is 45°F/7°C as a high and 28°F/-2°C as lows. Rain is likely.
The US dollar is currently valued at approximately 1.4 USD = 1 Euro. Coins are used for values less than one dollar. (There are one-dollar coins, but they are not commonly encountered.) Currency is printed in denominations of 1, 2 (rare), 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and larger. You may find it difficult to make small purchases with bills larger than $20. Credit and debit cards are commonly used, even for small purchases. ATM machines are also common but may charge a fee as high as $5.
Street crime can be a concern in Washington, DC, so it is best to remain in populated areas, particularly at night.