GapSummit comes to the USA for the first time in 2017 to be hosted at the historic Georgetown University in the McDonough School of Business in Washington DC. The capital of the United States, Washington DC is a vibrant city and cultural hub, famous for its prestigious universities and thriving life sciences sector. The National Mall takes center stage with the Washington Monument and 19 museums packed with artifacts, such as the Wright Brothers' airplane and Dorothy’s ruby slippers. Around this same area, you will find Capitol Hill, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. Beyond the mall and war monuments are Ford’s Theater and the Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Georgetown University

 

Georgetown University

 

Covered Expenses  

The GapSummit covers accommodation and most meals for attendees throughout the GapSummit itself. Travel bursaries will only be considered in exceptional circumstances as applicants are encouraged to seek alternative sources of funding to cover travel expenses.

 

Travel Instructions

Applicants traveling to the GapSummit from outside the United States should familiarize themselves with travel and visa requirements for entering the United States well in advance of the event. For countries that do NOT participate in the Visa Waiver Program, the Visa application process can differ based on U.S. relations with a particular country. The following website provides a link to all U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world:

http://www.usembassy.gov Each embassy will have a “Visa” link with instructions/requirements for obtaining a Visa for travel to the United States.

 

Getting to and Around Washington, DC

Airports:

To fly to the conference, choose from the following airports: Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Dulles (IAD), and Reagan National (DCA). DCA is the closest airport to Georgetown.

Train:

You can also arrive in the city by train. Union Station is the nearest railroad station, and there are daily Amtrak and Acela trains connecting Washington DC to cities along the East Coast. Union Station is approximately 5 miles from campus and is connected to the city's metro system via the red line (stop is Union Station). 

Arriving in Georgetown

Public Transportation:

Metrorail: While there is not a Metrorail station in Georgetown, the free university GUTS shuttles connect Georgetown University with the Dupont Circle metro station (Red Line) via the Dupont Circle route and the Rosslyn metro station (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines) via the Rosslyn route.

Metrobus:Several public buses service Georgetown University

The G2 bus stops at the university main gates at 37th & O Streets, NW and connects to the Dupont Circle metro station (Red Line). The D6 bus stops at the entrance to Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and the north entrance of Georgetown University along Reservoir Road. The DC Circulator is another public bus that serves the Georgetown neighborhood close to the university. Please find more Information about the DC circulator here.

The Dupont-Georgetown-Rosslyn route stops in Georgetown at 34th & M Street, NW and connects with the Dupont Circle metro station (Red Line) and Rosslyn metro station (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines). Click here for the schedule and route map for the Dupont-Rosslyn Circulator bus.

Please visit this link to plan your trip: http://www.wmata.com

DC Circulator Bus: The DC Circulator is another public bus that serves the Georgetown neighborhood close to the university.

The Dupont-Georgetown-Rosslyn route stops in Georgetown at 34th & M Street, NW and connects with the Dupont Circle metro station (Red Line) and Rosslyn metro station (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines). Click here for the schedule and route map for the Dupont-Rosslyn Circulator bus.

The Georgetown-Union Station route stops in Georgetown at Wisconsin Avenue & N Street NW and at Wisconsin Avenue & M Street NW. This route also connects with Downtown DC, the Georgetown Downtown campus, and Union Station. Click here for the schedule and route map for the Georgetown-Union Station Circulator bus.