Hotel & Visa Information

The 232nd ECS Meeting will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. ECS has arranged a room block at the resort to ensure attendees receive the most competitive rates, at the most convenient location.

We strongly encourage you to reserve your room as early as possible as the block is sure to sell out. Reservations can be made online with special discounted rates starting at $239/night. The deadline for reservations is September 1, 2017 or until the block sells out. Reservations attempted after September 1 will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

For information on local airports and shuttle services to the convention center click here

Should you have questions regarding booking your hotel room please contact,

Book your reservation at the Gaylord Convention Center!
Cancellation Policy:

A credit card is required at the time of booking, the card will be charged at the time of check in. Reservations must be cancelled within 72 hours of arrival.


201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA

Convention Center Highlights:
  • Sweeping views of the Potomac River
  • Steps from National Harbor’s premier entertainment and shopping district
  • Only 8 miles south of the nation’s capital
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool and state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Numerous unique restaurants and shops

To learn more about the Gaylord Convention Center and all of their amenities, click here

Visa Information

If you require a U.S. Visa, please begin the application process at least three months in advance of the meeting. Visit U.S. Visa Information for Foreign Travelers for further information.

Request an ECS Letter of Invitation to receive a letter of invitation on ECS letterhead via email.

Upon receipt of your letter of invitation, you must take it to your nearest consulate or embassy to begin the visa application process. The ECS Letter of Invitation does not constitute an application for a Visa and we cannot guarantee that it will enable you to obtain a Visa.

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