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USCRA’S 73rd ANNUAL CONVENTION
October 4-7, 2018, in D.C.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 – Executive Committee and Circuit Rep Meetings
Friday, October 5, 2018 – Board Meeting
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – FCRR Exam and Seminars
Sunday, October 7, 2018 – TSP Seminar

 CONVENTION REGISTRATION

 

 Hyatt Regency Hotel
7901 Tysons One Place
Tysons Corner, Virginia 22102
703-893-1234

LINK TO RESERVATIONS

HOTEL FEATURES

  • 300 guestrooms, including 18 luxurious suites
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • The Regency Club with exclusive club lounge privileges
  • Indoor heated pool on fifth floor level
  • 24-hour StayFit™ Gym
  • Dog-friendly accommodations
  • 24-hour Business Center
  • Conveniently connected to Tysons Corner Center shopping, dining and events
  • Closest hotel to the all-new Tysons Corner Silver Line Metrorail station – just steps away

ROOM AMENITIES

  • 9-foot ceilings
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Separate seating area
  • Night-light foot sensors
  • 48” flat screen TVs
  • Plush Hyatt Grand Bed®.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Starbucks® Coffee

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

By Metro:
The Silver Line goes to Tysons Corner. At the Tysons Corner stop, take the catwalk to the plaza. The hotel is on the plaza.

Metro hours are:
M-Th. – 5 a.m. To 11:30 p.m.
Friday – 5 a.m. To 1 a.m.
Saturday – 7 a.m. To 1 a.m.
Sunday – 7 a.m. To 11 p.m.

The Metro website is WMATA.com.

From Dulles airport take the Silver Line Express bus ($5.00), located at Door 4 on the baggage claim level, to the Wiehle-Reston Metro station.
(Go up the stairs and across the walkway to the Metro platform.)
Take the Silver Line Metro to Tysons Corner.
Metro SmartTrip cards are available for purchase at all Metro stations.

From Reagan National airport take the Blue Line Metro to Rosslyn.
At Rosslyn transfer to the Silver Line.
Take the Silver Line to Tysons Corner Metro stop.
Metro SmartTrip cards are available for purchase at all Metro Stations.

By Super Shuttle:
Super Shuttle
from Reagan airport is about $27 one way
Super Shuttle from Dulles airport is about $26 one way

Driving:
From Dulles airport: (This route has tolls) Take the Dulles Access Road (267) to I-495 South to Tysons Corner.
Take the Westpark Drive exit from I-495 south to Tysons One Place.
(Note: You might be able to bypass the toll by getting off on Route 7, the last exit before the toll, and go
to the Hyatt from there.)

From Reagan airport: Take George Washington Parkway North to I-395 South toward Richmond.
Then take I-495 north towards Tysons Corner to Westpark Drive.
Turn left onto Westpark Drive, then turn right on Tysons One Place.

Or:

George Washington Parkway North to I-395 South toward Richmond.
Take Exit 8B to merge onto VA-110 N toward I-66 West, then take I-66 west.
Merge onto VA-7 West.
Turn right onto Towers Crescent Drive, then turn left onto Tysons One Place.
Note: I-66 is HOV-2. The hours are 5:30 – 9:30 a.m. going east and 3 – 7 p.m. going west, Monday
through Friday. Solo drivers have the option of paying a toll to use the lanes in the peak direction during
rush hours, but this can be quite expensive.

Self-parking at the hotel is $16 per day, although if people are coming just for the day, they can park in
the mall free, just no overnight parking.


FULL SCHEDULE
(subject to change)

CEUs
Saturday – .65 / Sunday – .4  TOTAL: 1.05  

Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Executive/Circuit Representative Meetings

Friday, October 5, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Board Meeting
5:30 pm – Speed Contest
7:30 pm – Monuments in the Moonlight Tour (Ticketed Event)

Saturday, October 6, 2018
7:30 am to 9:00 am – FCRR TEST, Kelli Mulcahy, RMR, CRR, CSR

9:00 am to 10:00 am, .10 CEUs – KEYNOTE SPEAKER Honorable Royce Lamberth, USDC, District of Columbia

10:15 am to 11:45 am, .15 CEUs – Reporters on the Hill  Melinda Walker, Chief Reporter; Damien Jackson, Deputy Chief; Catalina Kerr, Floor Reporter; Lisa Foradori, Committee Reporter

12:00 to 1:15 pm – Lunch: Business Meeting, Installation of Officers, and Presentations

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, .10 CEUs –  Library of Congress Veterans History Project Andrew Huber

2:45 pm to 3:45 pm, .10 CEUs – Fitness: Your Career, Your Body Bryant Johnson

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, .20 CEUs – Rewards & Pitfalls of Reporting a High-Profile Trial Nikki Peters

Sunday, October 7, 2018
7:00 am – Race Scriptores Run/Walk

8:30 am to 12:30 pm, .40 CEUs – Thrift Savings Program A To Z, Everything you need to know to make TSP work for you through all phases of your work life.