2009 Text Analysis Conference
(TAC) Workshop

November 16-17, 2009

Employee Lounge
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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General Information


The 2009 TAC Workshop will be held November 16 and 17 in the Employee Lounge, in the Administration Building (Building 101), at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) main campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland.


The TAC 2009 Workshop registration fee is $285. Register by Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 5 p.m., EST.

Signs will direct you to the registration area once you are in the Administration Building. The registration fee of $285 includes: notebook, coffee breaks, two lunches, dinner on November 16, transportation to and from The Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville or the Sleep Inn Rockville and NIST each day, and transportation to and from the workshop dinner. Additionally, we will be offering the choice of a hard-copy and/or CD version of the workshop notebook.

If you are planning to attend the 2009 TAC Workshop and your passport is from: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, or Syria, you must contact Lori Buckland no later than October 16, as additional information is required from you.

    Due to increased security, no on-site registrations will be accepted and all attendees must be pre-registered. Photo identification must be presented at check-in at the Visitor Center if you are driving to NIST. Non-U.S. citizens must provide a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the NIST campus.

Registration questions: Teresa Vicente, (teresa.vicente@nist.gov), phone: 301-975-3883.
TAC questions: Hoa Dang (hoa.dang@nist.gov) or Lori Buckland (lori.buckland@nist.gov).


The telephone number for contact with the meeting is 301-975-2997 or 2998. Attendees will not be called out of the meeting to receive telephone calls, except in emergencies. Public phones are located outside the Green Auditorium.

Wireless Access

Wireless Access will be available to participants. Please indicate on the registration form if you will want wireless access so that you can receive a password when you check-in at the workshop.

Continental Breakfasts, Coffee Breaks and Lunches

Continental breakfast will be served each day in the West Square Cafeteria at NIST. Refreshments will be available at coffee breaks. Lunch will be provided for attendees on Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 17, in the NIST main cafeteria.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville, 3 Research Court, Rockville, MD 20850, phone: 301-840-0200, at a group rate of $149, plus tax, single or double.

A block of rooms has also been reserved at the Sleep Inn Rockville, 2 Research Court, Rockville, MD 20850, phone: 301-947-3100, at a group rate of $109, plus tax, single or double.

Hotel reservations must be made by Monday, October 26, 2009. Please provide the group code NIS when making your reservations. Reservations must be canceled by 4 p.m. on the arrival date in order to receive a refund.

Round-trip transportation will be provided between the hotels and NIST each day in the morning and evening. Attendees are encouraged to use this service, as parking at NIST may be limited.


A dinner, preceded by a cash bar, will be held at Growlers Restaurant, Gaithersburg, MD, on Monday, November 16. One banquet ticket is included in the cost of the workshop registration. Transportation will be provided from the Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville, then back to the hotel at the conclusion of the dinner.


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.

The 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 to Shady Grove is about 50 minutes. Taxis are available from the Shady Grove Metro station to area hotels.

For other information about NIST and the Gaithersburg area, please see: NIST Visitor Information.

Last updated: Tuesday, 28-Mar-2017 09:20:41 MDT
Date created: Thursday, August 12, 2009