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NIST Administration Bldg
Credit: ©Robert Rathe


National Institute of Standards & Technology
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20899  USA

Complimentary WIFI will be provided on NIST campus during the workshop.



Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
204 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20878  USA

The Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center is conveniently located in the Rio Washingtonian Center, a walkable destination with numerous shopping and dining venues.


NIST has negotiated a special guestroom rate of $189.00 USD single/double per night plus taxes for a standard king room with a sofa bed.


The deadline for making room reservations online at the discounted rate was September 27, 2019.  Reservations will now be accepted on a space and rate available basis only.  To make reservations at the Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, including shuttle service to NIST each day for the workshop, please email Thema Napier-Collins at Thema.Napier-Collins [at] (subject: Reservations%20for%20the%20NIST%20Food%20Safety%20Workshop) (Thema[dot]Napier-Collins[at]marriott[dot]com).

Invitation Letter

If you require an invitation letter to facilitate your travel to this event, please send an email to foodsafety [at] (foodsafety[at]nist[dot]gov).

Ground Transportation

Shuttle service will be provided between the Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center to NIST for the duration of the Food Safety Workshop.

The Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center does not offer shuttle service to/from local airports.  Many taxi companies, shuttle services, and on-demand transportation companies provide shuttle service between the local airports and Gaithersburg.


The Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center does not offer shuttle service to/from local airports.  The following airports are all within the Washington, DC, metro area and are a reasonable distance from NIST and the Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center.

Washington Dulles International Airport - IAD
Hotel direction: 29.7 miles SW

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - DCA
Hotel direction: 27.2 miles SE

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - BWI
Hotel direction: 39.6 miles E

Created March 8, 2019, Updated June 2, 2021