Westfields Conference Center
ISWC 2009 will be held at the Westfields Conference Center, a 4-star hotel and conference center located in Northern Virginia near Washington DC.
Additional information is available at the Hotel Web Site.
Hotel reservations at the conference rate of $219/night can be made online. Update the check-in dates to meet your travel requirements.
An additional block of rooms at $169/night (targeted toward students) is available at the Holiday Inn 1.7 miles away. Register at http://holidayinn.com/chantillyexpo with Group Code Q32.
Westfields is all non-smoking. The Holiday Inn includes both smoking and non-smoking rooms.
The Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (3 miles from Westfields) offers a unique collection of historic aviation and space artifacts. This site is significantly larger than the companion Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC with thousands of artifacts including the Enterprise space shuttle, flight simulators, and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (the fastest jet in the world). The IMAX theater offers a variety of flight-related movies on their massive screen.
Also close (9 miles) to the conference location, Manassas National Battlefield was the site of two major battles in the Civil War in 1861 and 1862. The historic site offers the best of the Virginia countryside with rolling grassy hills speckled with bridges, houses, and monuments from the battles. If you are looking for a nearby outdoor photographic venue, this is the place to be in October, the best time of the year for fall colors.
Washington, DC (25 miles from the Westfields Conference Center) is the center of American democracy, with significant monuments, museums, and sightseeing opportunities. Additional information about these local attractions can be found here.
The closest shopping center is Fair Oaks Mall, 9 miles to the east.
The hotel does not offer free transportation. They can, however, arrange for a taxi or shuttle upon request.
Traveling with Children?
If you are traveling with children and can break away during the daytime, Cox Farms is not to be missed. It's an outdoor fall festival loaded with fun. Hay rides, slides, petting zoo, food and loads of fun running around. Pick a day with nice weather!
A variety of restaurants are listed at the hotel web site here.
Sweetwater Tavern - editor's pick for favorite local restaurant! Call ahead to get on the wait list as there is almost always a wait. 14250 Sweetwater Lane Centreville, VA 20121 (703) 449-1100
There are two shopping plazas one mile from the hotel which host a variety of restaurants.
Eggspectations Eclectic, more than just eggs! Highly recommended. 5009 Westone Plaza Dr. Chantilly, VA 20151 Phone: (703) 263-7444 Restaurant Hours Monday to Saturday : 7 AM to 10 PM Sunday : 7 AM to 9 PM Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: 1-703-263-7444
Moe's Southwest Grill Casual, Tex-Mex. 5005 Westone Plz # A, Chantilly - (703) 817-9540
Foster's Grill - burgers
Scolto's Rigatoni Grill
Blue Water Grille - famous for their $10.00 prime rib special! 5127 Westfields Blvd Centreville, VA 20120-4366 (703) 803-1040
Ledo's Pizza and Pasta
Bungalow Bar & Grill
Papa John’s Pizza
Paisano's - Highly recommended! Try the Chicken Paisano. Very casual pizza and pasta. Located next to Babies 'R Us.