2020 Global Congress Travel & Accommodations

Wednesday, Mar 25 2020 12:00 am

Event End Time 2020-03-28 00:00
Event Location Washington DC & Baltimore

Advice for Participants Arranging Air Travel

  • Participants attending the SAR Global Congress at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore on March 26-28th (including pre-Congress national SAR section meetings on the afternoon of March 26th) are advised to use BWI airport for easier transfers to/from JHU.
  • Participants attending BOTH the pre-Congress faculty/staff advocacy workshop or Student Advocacy Day at AAAS, Washington DC (March 25-26) and the SAR Global Congress at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore (May 26-28th) might wish to consider staying in Washington, DC on March 24-25, then transferring by train or coach to Baltimore on Wednesday, March 26th. Please let SAR know if you plan to make this transfer.
  • Participants attending only the pre-Congress faculty/staff advocacy workshop or Student Advocacy Day at AAAS (March 25-26) are advised to use Reagan airport (DCA) for easier transfers within DC.

DC Travel

By Air

Washington, DC is serviced by three major airports:

By Rail

D.C.’s Union Station (WAS) is served by METRO, Amtrak, MARC and VRE commuter railroads, and is the main bus terminal of Washington, D.C. Visit the Union Station website for additional information about traveling through this historic and iconic transportation hub.

Public Transportation
D.C.’s metro system, WMATA, is one of the busiest public transportation systems in the country. Visit the Navigating Washington, D.C. with Metro website for metro maps, fares, and additional services information.

Baltimore Travel

Airport Information

Three major airports serve Baltimore:

Public Transportation

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) operates bus, Metro Subway, Light Rail and MARC train services. For fares and schedules, please visit www.mta.maryland.gov.

The Charm City Circulator

The Charm City Circulator is a transportation service with four routes that intersect downtown Baltimore, including routes to the American Visionary Art Museum and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The free shuttles run every 10 minutes from early morning to late night, seven days a week, so it’s easy for you to hop on and off to shop, visit a museum or attraction, browse around one of the many historic neighborhoods, or eat at one of Baltimore’s amazing restaurants. The routes also connect to other forms of transit such as the Light Rail, MARC, the Metro Subway and the Baltimore Water Taxi. Visit the Charm City Circulator website for schedules, maps and additional details.

Baltimore Water Taxi

This water transportation system of 17 blue-and-white boats is the oldest of its kind in the country. One price allows for all-day, unlimited on-off service to more than 30 attractions and neighborhoods. The Baltimore Water Taxi is a fun way to take in all the sights.

Helpful Websites
Visit Baltimore
Interactive Map of Baltimore

Traveling to the United States from Abroad

If you are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident you may require a nonimmigrant visa to enter the United States. Nonimmigrant visas are for international travelers coming to the U.S. temporarily. Please reach out to SARGlobalCongress@jdc-events.com with any questions.

We encourage any individuals in need of a visa to apply as soon as possible. 

2016 U.S. Presidential Executive Order on Immigration

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Executive Order on Immigration instructs U.S. border authorities to restrict access to the U.S. for nationals of specified countries. SAR, along with many leading higher education associations in the U.S., has objected to the order. If you are a SAR member, SAR-assisted scholar, or scholar assisted by one of SAR’s partners, from one of the listed countries, and otherwise interested in attending the 2020 Global Congress, please contact SAR to discuss your situation.