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Below you will find the information to assist you in your planning for this event

Fusion Conference
June 7-8, 2017

Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th Street, SW . Washington, DC 20024

Below is a breakdown of what is included by pass type:

Conference All Access Platinum
Onsite Registration: Day 1, 12:45pm X X X
Onsite Registration: Day 1, 8:00am X X
Main Conference
Day 1: 12:45-6pm | Day 2: 8:30am-6:30pm
Pre-Conference Workshops
Day 1: 8:30am-12:45pm
Day 1 Lunch * X X
Day 2 Lunch * X X X
Keynotes X X X
VIP Lounge Access X X
Backstage Keynote Meet & Greets X
Reserved Seating and On-site Concierge X

*Allergies and Dietary Restrictions: If you require special dietary needs, please contact autumn@techmediaco.com by May 30th to provide advance notice. A vegetarian option will already be offered on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE NOTE: The venue is unable to accommodate special requests made after May 30th or onsite.

Conference and All-Access Passes can be upgraded by visiting this direct upgrade link and selecting ‘Conference to All-Access’ or ‘All-Access to Platinum’.

Pre-conference is a selection of intensive morning workshops exclusive to those with an All Access or Platinum Pass. The Pre-conference Workshops take place on Wednesday, June 7, 8:30am – 12:30pm. To learn more, visit the Pre-Conference Workshops page.

If you’re not sure which level pass you have, please contact Autumn in our registration department: autumn@techmediaco.com | 919-529-5373

Fusion Conference will be held at the The Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th Street, SW . Washington, DC 20024 | www.arenastage.org

No need to bring anything! Just stop by registration and we’ll have your badge waiting for you by last name.

From Rockville

Take I-495 south into Virginia. Exit at the George Washington Memorial Parkway and follow the signs to Washington. Take I-395 North exit (14th Street Bridge). At the end of the bridge, take the right fork and exit Maine Avenue at the light. Arena Stage is three blocks ahead on the left.

From I-395 in Virginia

Take I-395 to Washington over the 14th Street Bridge. From this point, follow directions from Rockville (above).

From Baltimore

Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295) south to Route 50 West. Route 50 becomes New York Avenue; take New York Avenue to I-395 South. Turn left; go through the tunnel and follow the signs to the 7th Street exit. At the light, turn left. At the third light, turn left onto Maine Avenue. Arena Stage is one block ahead on the left.

From Bethesda / Upper NW, DC

Take Massachusetts Avenue towards downtown around Sheridan Circle and Dupont Circle to 9th Street, NW. Turn right onto 9th Street. Follow 9th Street across Constitution Avenue and through the 9th Street Tunnel. Stay in the center lane in the tunnel and follow sign to Maine Avenue. Turn left at the light at Maine Avenue. Arena Stage is three blocks ahead on the left.

From Southern Maryland

Take Suitland Parkway towards Washington and cross the Frederick Douglass Bridge. After the bridge, merge to the far right lane to avoid the underpass and to get to the traffic light at M street. Turn left on M street. Arena Stage is approximately one half mile ahead on the right.

Mead Center Parking: The entrance to the parking garage is accessible from the northbound lane of Maine Avenue. Parking may be purchased in advance by calling the Sales Office at 202-488-3300. Single ticket purchasers may reserve in advance for $19 per parking space. Handicapped parking may also be purchased in advance with a copy of a valid handicap parking tag.

Additional Parking Garages:

  • 1101 Fourth Street, SW – $14
  • 1250-1280 Maryland Ave SW Washington, DC 20024 – $21.00
  • 1201 Maryland Ave Washington, DC 20024 – $22.00
  • 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington DC 20024 – $30.00

Street Parking: Street parking is scarce around Arena Stage due to the extensive construction nearby on the Wharf. Water Street is no longer an option for parking at all. Please allow yourself extra time if you plan to park on the streets. Please read signage carefully and observe parking restrictions. Arena Stage is not responsible for the condition of parking meters on neighborhood streets.

By Metrorail

The Waterfront station, on the Green line, is located one block East of Arena Stage at 4th and M Streets.
Plan your trip on Metrorail.

By Metrobus

Stops are located directly in front of the theater, and across from and slightly north of the theater entrance.
Plan your trip on Metrobus.

By Taxi

Arena Stage will gladly call taxis for patrons. Reservation forms can be found in the theater lobby and should be filled out before the performance. Service will depend on the response of the taxi company.

Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall – 400 E St SW | Washington, DC 20024 | (202) 803.6110

For attendees that will require hotel accommodations, we have secured a block of rooms at the Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall at the discounted rate of $289+. This 4-star hotel is located within a short 5 minute drive or 10 minute walk from the venue.

The group rate will be available until May 30th. To make your reservation, please call the Reservation line at (202) 803.6110 and reference Fusion Washington DC or book online using the Fusion reservation link.

  • Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 7th from 7-9pm
  • Morning Coffee Social: Thursday, June 8th from 7:30-8:30am
  • Networking Break: Thursday, June 8th from 10:30-11am
  • Closing Reception: Thursday, June 8th from 4:30-5:30pm

Each attendee will receive login info to sign-in our conference app via email. If you haven’t received that, please email autumn@techmediaco.com

Follow the event @thefusionconf and use #FUSION17 to Tweet or follow other tweeters.

Stay updated and connect with fellow attendees on our Facebook.

There will be free Wi-Fi available in throughout the event space.

  • Snacks will be provided at the opening beer & wine reception on Wednesday.
  • Light Breakfast will be available from 7:30am – 8:30am on Thursday morning.
  • Box Lunch is provided during the Thursday keynote for all attendees (Pre-Conference attendees will also receive a box lunch on Wednesday).
  • Coffee & tea service will be available during various breaks throughout the conference.
  • Closing Reception will take place immediately following programming on Thursday.

Available for Purchase: Concessions will be available through the venue on both days.

Allergies and Dietary Restrictions
If you require special dietary needs, please contact autumn@techmediaco.com by May 30th to provide advance notice. A vegetarian option will already be offered on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE NOTE: The venue is unable to accommodate special requests made after May 30th or onsite.

Folks that require special assistance (nursing moms, accessibility, allergies) can email autumn@techmediaco.com to provide advance notice.

You’ll find a range of attire at the conference but generally most attendees are in business casual. Temperatures in conference halls may fluctuate widely. It’s advised to dress in layers.

Attendees will receive an email within one week of event closing with a post-event survey and access information to view presentations via a secure portal from the Digital Summit website. Please note that presentations will not be available to download, but will be available for viewing for 6 weeks after the event.

It’s of utmost importance to us that the conference be informative, valuable and fun for all. If there is anything we can do to make for a better experience, please let us know by filling out our post-event survey immediately following the conference. We read EVERY one, and use them to shape our future conferences.

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