Venue

fhi360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
(202) 884-8000

About fhi360
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

Accommodation

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
(202) 483-3000

The hotel is a 2 mins walk to the conference venue, fhi360.

Situated on nearly six acres, Washington Hilton offers a contemporary urban retreat near Dupont Circle, Georgetown and Embassy Row. Walk to the vibrant Adams Morgan neighborhood and U Street Corridor. Enjoy on-site dining, lobby bar, sports bar, business center, health club and outdoor seasonal pool.

Conference Room Rate
Deluxe Room 1 King Bed: $209 USD + tax

Booking Instructions
To confirm a sleeping room within the conference Room Block, one night’s room and tax deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night’s room and tax. Checks and major credit cards are acceptable to establish prepayment. All credit cards used to prepay the room deposit will be charged Immediately.

Book Your Room

Check-In time is 4:00 PM, Check-out time is 11:00 AM.

Booking Deadline: October 3, 2017.

All guests arriving before 4:00 PM may be accommodated as rooms become available provided that such guests elect to pay an early arrival fee (currently $25.00). Hotel’s Bell Captain can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.

If you check out prior to the reserved checkout date, the Hotel will add an early checkout fee to your Individual account (currently, one nights room and tax). Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay. The Hotel will inform you of this potential charge upon check-in.

 

Local Site Visits: Explore Washington D.C.

Tour of 1776 Global Business Incubator
Participate in a private tour of the 1776 Washington D.C. campus. The tour will include a background on 1776 and how it works as well as an opportunity to hear from three entrepreneurs who are at different stages within their startups. Hear about their business, ideas, goals, challenges and how they use 1776 for development.

Limit to 30 people.

About 1776
1776 is a global business incubator for startups that solve the world’s most challenging problems in education, energy, health, transportation, and cities. 1776 connects its startups to the latest wisdom on how to build highly scalable businesses through our curriculum. To expert mentors who can help startups quickly solve problems. To markets through our institutional and corporate partners. To capital through our investor network and the 1776 Seed Fund. And to talent through our community relationships across the globe.

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Tour of the U.S. Capitol
Guided tour of the historic Capitol will begin at one of the Capitol Visitor Center’s orientation theaters with a 13-minute film, “Out of Many, One.” Once inside the historic Capitol, visitors will see the Crypt, the Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall.

Limit to 20 people.

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Tour of Republic Restoratives Distillery
Private tasting tour of the RR distillery. RR is a community funded, community driven, small batch, women-owned distillery and craft cocktail bar in the heart of Washington, DC. The tour will consist of a distillery tour paired with some tastings.

Limit to 25 people.

About Republic Restoratives Distillery

Republic Restoratives stands for community, authenticity and most of all friendship. RR believes that cocktails create community, and that you, its customers, are at the core of what it does and why it does it. Its goal is to create experiences where people feel as connected to Republic Restoratives and to its products as they do to one another.

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About Washington D.C.

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums, such as the Smithsonian Museums; and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.

The famous cherry blossom trees that line the Tidal Basin and have beautiful pink blooms every spring were a gift from the mayor of Tokyo in 1912. Georgetown is the oldest part of the city, dating back to 1751 — 40 years before Washington, DC was founded. Washington, DC is a very international city, home to more than 175 embassies and international cultural centers. Fifteen percent of DC residents speak a language other than English.

After more than 200 years as the nation’s capital, Washington has developed as a complex and layered city, with a distinctive character: both a town for locals, an international center of power and an amazing place to visit.

Dress Code

The dress code is business casual for the conference. The gala dinner is business professional, cocktail attire. The average daytime temperature in Washington D.C. in November is is about 52°F, whereas the average minimum temperatures could drop down to 43°F. November is the best time to visit Washington D.C., as the humid summer temperatures are gone and the cold winter weather has not yet begun. Make sure to bring layers because the lows can slide into the 40s.

Who Requires a Visa?

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), tourism, pleasure or visiting (visa category B-2), or a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2).

Here are some examples of activities permitted with a visitor visa:

Business (B-1)

  • consult with business associates
  • attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference
  • settle an estate
  • negotiate a contract

Tourism & Visit (B-2)

  • tourism
  • vacation (holiday)
  • visit with friends or relatives
  • medical treatment
  • participation in social events hosted by fraternal, social, or service organizations
  • participation by amateurs in musical, sports, or similar events or contests, if not being paid for participating
  • enrollment in a short recreational course of study, not for credit toward a degree (for example, a two-day cooking class while on vacation)

Click here for more information on visa application requirements.

The Visa Waiver Program permits citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days without a visa. Click here for more information on the Visa Waiver Program requirements.

To request a visa letter email Nicole Zefran at nzefran@gbsn.org