2013 Text Analysis Conference (TAC)
November 18-19, 2013
Knowledge Base Population (KBP) Workshop
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Washington Metro has subway service to Gaithersburg. Metro can be boarded
at National Airport. Take a Yellow Line train marked "Mount Vernon Square"
to the Gallery Place stop and transfer to a Red Line train marked "Shady Grove"
to the Shady Grove station. Service is every 6 to 15 minutes, depending on the
time of day. The travel time from National Airport to Shady Grove is about 50 minutes.
Taxis are available from the Shady Grove Metro station to area hotels.
Super-Shuttle, 1-800-258-3826, and Federal Airport Shuttle, 1-866-721-2929,
offer commercial van service from Dulles International, Ronald Reagan National,
and Baltimore-Washington International Airports to Gaithersburg. Call for reservations.
You may arrange for an airport shuttle or taxi to pick you up directly
from NIST Building 101 on the last day of the workshop, Tuesday,
November 19. A signup sheet will be available at the registration
desk in Building 101 for you to provide your name, time of your pickup, and the
shuttle/taxi name; without this information the shuttle/taxi will not
be allowed beyond the NIST gate. You must make your own
taxi/shuttle reservation and provide this information at the
reservation desk as early as possible, and no later than 2 hours prior
to your scheduled pick-up time.
Due to increased security, NIST no longer allows airport shuttles or
taxis on campus. If you make arrangements for an airport shuttle/taxi
to pick you up at NIST, you must meet the vehicle at the Visitor
Center (Gate A -- Main Gate), which is a 10-minute walk from Building
101. If you require special assistance to get to the Visitor Center
from Building 101, please see an attendant at the registration desk.
Driving to Gaithersburg Holiday Inn
Traveling north on I-270: take Exit 11, Rt. 124 East, Montgomery Village Avenue. At the second traffic light, turn left, then immediately right into the hotel parking lot.
From southbound I-270: take Exit 11, Route 124, Quince Orchard Road/Montgomery Village Avenue. Turn left at the first light onto Route 124, stay in the far left lane. Go straight thru the second light. At the next intersection, turn left onto Route 355/N. Frederick Avenue, then immediately right into the hotel parking lot.
To/From NIST Campus
Round-trip shuttle service will be provided between the Gaithersburg
Holiday Inn and NIST each day in the morning and evening. Attendees
are encouraged to use this service, as parking at NIST may be
If you are planning to drive onto the NIST campus, you must present
your photo identification and vehicle registration (or car rental
agreement) at the main gate to be admitted to the
workshop. International attendees are required to present a
For additional information about NIST and the Gaithersburg area, please see:
NIST Visitor Information.