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2014 Text Analysis Conference (TAC) Workshop

November 17-18, 2014

Portrait Room
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

General Information


The 2014 TAC Workshop will be held in the Administration Building (Building 101), Portrait Room, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) main campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Signs will direct you to the registration area once you are in the Administration Building.


The standard registration fee is $200 (with catering) and includes: coffee breaks; dinner on Monday, November 17; transportation to and from The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and NIST each day; and transportation to and from the workshop dinner.

The registration fee for U.S. government attendees is $115 (without catering) and includes: transportation to and from The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and NIST each day.

The TAC 2014 Workshop notebook is accessible only to workshop attendees and teams that participated in a TAC 2014 track. It is not distributed on any physical media, but is available online at the TAC 2014 Workshop Website.

Conference registration fee receipts are sent to each participant, electronically. If you do not receive a receipt within a few days of registering, please contact Teresa Vicente (see contact information below).

TAC Workshop registration form

Due to increased security, no on-site registrations will be accepted and all attendees must be pre-registered. All TAC workshop attendees must register by Tuesday, November 11, 5 p.m. EST.

If you are planning to attend the 2014 TAC Workshop and your passport is from: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, or Syria, you must contact Angela Ellis no later than October 15, as additional information is required from you. If you do not comply with this request you will not be permitted on the NIST grounds.


Registration questions: Teresa Vicente (teresa.vicente@nist.gov), phone: 301-975-3883.
TAC questions: Hoa Dang (hoa.dang@nist.gov) or Angela Ellis (angela.ellis@nist.gov).


The telephone number for contact with the meeting is 301-975-4498. 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 to the NIST Visitor's network will be available to participants.


Continental Breakfasts and Coffee Breaks: Continental breakfast will be served Monday and Tuesday at NIST, and refreshments will be available during coffee breaks. This service is only available to attendees with standard registration (with catering).

Lunch: Lunch is not provided for TAC workshop attendees. Attendees may purchase their own lunch in the NIST cafeteria or leave the campus to purchase lunch. Please see the list of area restaurants. If you leave the NIST campus for lunch, please be prepared to show your conference badge and photo ID upon your return to the NIST campus.

Dinner: A dinner will be held at Growlers Brew Pub, 227 East Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877, on Monday, November 17, beginning with a cash bar at 6 p.m. One dinner ticket is included in the cost of the standard workshop registration (with catering). Transportation will be provided from the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg to Growlers Brew Pub, and returning.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg at a group rate of $125 per night, single or double occupancy, plus 15% tax. This rate includes complimentary breakfast for 1 person, per night. You must make your reservation directly with the hotel. You may call the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg at telephone: 301-948-8900, and mention "NIST TAC" when making your hotel reservations; or use this link to reserve online (the link automatically fills in the correct online group code, "NTC", so you'll receive the conference rate). Hotel reservations must be made by November 2, 2014 to receive the group rate. Reservations must be canceled by 4 p.m. on the arrival date to not incur a one-night charge.

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

Access to NIST Campus

A government-issued photo identification must be presented at the Visitor Center before entering the NIST campus.

International attendees are required to present a passport to enter the NIST campus.

US attendees are reminded that under the REAL ID Act of 2005, federal agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. Driver's licenses from the following states and territories are not compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005 and will not be accepted as identification: Alaska, Arizona, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, and American Samoa. NIST will accept only enhanced driver's licenses (identified by the American Flag on the face of the card) from three additional states: Minnesota, New York, and Washington State.

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 Visitor Center to be admitted to the conference.

Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus.

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

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