OSA Annual Conference – July 28th – 30th, 2017 – George Washington University

Oromo Studies Association (OSA) Annual Conference
July 28th – 30th, 2017

Washington, D.C.
The George Washington University

Opening Night Event 
Friday, July 28th 
5:30 pm – 12:00 am

City View Room – George Washington University
Elliott School of International Affairs – 7th Floor Rooftop
1957 E Street, NW (Corner of 19th Street and E street NW)
Washington, D.C. 20052

Don’t miss this evening to remember! OSA will be kicked off this year with an outdoor rooftop lounge event and banquet dinner, fully loaded with live musical entertainment and amazing views of Washington, DC. Come meet and network with OSA attendees from all over the world with the beauty of downtown D.C. as your background.

Entrance: $40/per person (includes dinner)
Space is limited so purchase your ticket now by clicking HERE!

Conference Time & Location:
Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Information:
Members: $30    Non-Members: $45    Students: $25

You can register online by clicking HERE.

Location: Betts Theater (Located on the 1st floor inside the Marvin Center – George Washington University)
800 21st St NW (Corner of 21st Street & I Street NW)
Washington, DC 20052

Parking and Metro Information:

Parking Garage Option #1: University Parking Garage (inside Science and Engineering Hall)

Parking Garage entrance is on H Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets – in the Science and Engineering Hall
Hours: Open 24/7
This self-service garage for visitors, accepts all major credit cards for payment (no cash).

  • Weekend Daily Maximum: $12
  • Weekday Evening Maximum Rate (after 5 p.m. until 2 a.m.): $11

Parking Garage Option #2: G Street Garage
Parking garage entrances on both 20th Street and 21st Street between F and G Streets
Hours: Open 24/7
This self-service garage accepts all major credit cards for payment (no cash).

  • Weekend Daily Maximum: $12
  • Weekday Evening Maximum Rate (after 5 p.m. until 2 a.m.): $11

Metro Information

The OSA Annual Conference venue (Betts Theater in the Marvin Center) is conveniently located near the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station (Blue, Silver and Orange Lines). The Foggy Bottom-GWU Station is located at the corner of 23rd St and I Street NW, which is just two blocks from the Marvin Center (21st Street and I Street NW). Click HERE to see Metrorail Map.

Hotel Information for Attendees:

The following are the recommended hotels within walking distance of the conference venue:

  1. Hotel Lombardy ***Closest to the Marvin Center
    2019 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: 202-828-2600
  1. The Melrose Hotel Georgetown
    2430 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
    Washington, DC 20037
    Phone: 202-955-6400
  1. The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.
    2350 M Street N.W.,
    Washington, DC, 20037
    Phone: 202-429-0100
  1. Washington Marriott Georgetown
    1221 22nd St NW,
    Washington, DC 20037
    Phone: 202-872-1500
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/waswe-washington-marriott-georgetown/Getting to Washington D.C./Airport Information:There are three major airports in the Washington D.C. area that OSA attendees can fly into:

    1. Ronald Reagan National Airport(15 minutes from Washington, DC) *** Closest to OSA Annual Conference venue and metro accessible
    1. Baltimore-Washington International Airport(45 minutes – 1 hour from Washington, DC)
    1. Dulles International Airport(45 minutes – 1 hour from Washington, DC)