The 2020 Annual Meeting is going virtual! Please visit the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2020 Virtual website for more information.

Venue & Travel

The 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting will take place at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD. National Harbor, MD is a suburb of Washington, DC, located approximately 10 miles from The National Mall in Washington, DC.

View of National Harbor from the Water

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
We are not accepting reservations at this time.
Gaylord National Resort Statement on Higher Cleaning Standards

INFORMS has blocked a limited number of rooms at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, which is the headquarters hotel and conference venue.

$219/night, plus taxes & fees

This rate is only good until October 10, 2020 but rooms will probably sell out before then so make your reservations as soon as possible. We cannot guarantee you will receive this special rate if you do not book through the link above.

A daily resort fee is included in your guest room rate, and covers several in-room amenities, including internet access.

Other Accommodations

Residence Inn National Harbor

192 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

$219/ night, plus taxes & fees

The Residence Inn is located a short 2 minute walk to the conference venue.

AC Hotel National Harbor

156 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

$209/ night, plus taxes & fees

The AC Hotel is located a short 4 minute walk to the conference venue.

Getting Here

By Plane

The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) located 6.9 miles away from the Gaylord National.

Please be aware that traffic can be very heavy around the DC Area. Heavy traffic times vary but are typically between 6-10am and 3-5pm. Plan travel accordingly and note that some transportation costs (i.e. Uber/Lyft) may vary depending on travel times.

Super Shuttle is available for approximately $18/person (one way); reservation required. Taxi fare is approximately $28 (one way) from DCA. The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Other Nearby Airports:

  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 35 miles
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) 42 miles

By Train

The closest Amtrak station is located in Alexandria, Virginia (Amtrak Station ALX) located 5.6 miles NW from the Gaylord. 

By Metro

The closest Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) stop is Braddock Road Station located 4.8 miles NW from the Gaylord. 

By Car

For driving directions click here


On-site parking at the Gaylord is $30 daily for self-parking and $49 for valet. 


About National Harbor

National Harbor, Maryland was developed about ten years ago as a brand-new 350-acre resort community on the Potomac River. It is located just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and is approximately 12 miles from downtown Washington, DC.

Water taxi service is available to Georgetown and Alexandria, Virginia.

The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center offers so much to do under one roof and The National Harbor area is home to more than 40 dining spots and 160 retailers.

Gaylord National registered overnight guests can enjoy free transportation to MGM and Tanger Outlets on the Harbor Circulator Bus as part of the resort fee.

Click here to learn more about National Harbor Area Attractions.