Travel and Lodging


The Germantown area is central to three major regional airports - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). All are accessible via public transportation. For more information visit the links below.  

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Public Transportation

Public transportation in Maryland includes buses, trains, and the Metro. Visit the Maryland MTA page and use the Trip Planner to plan your trip using public transportation. 


There are several local hotels convenient to the conference locations. The hotels listed below are only a few of the possible options available. For more options try the Visit Montgomery site.  


Extended Stay America ($)

20141 Century Blvd, Germantown MD 20874



Comfort Inn ($$)

16216 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg MD 20877

The Comfort Inn in Gaithersburg has reserved 10 rooms for our conference at a discounted price of $119 per night. Six of the rooms have a single king size bed, and four of the rooms have two queen size beds. If you are interested in booking one of these rooms, call the hotel at 301-330-0023 and let them know you are part of the 'Joy in the Journey' group. You can also use this link and register using the group name 'Joy in the Journey Conference Group' and group code E15309. Rooms must be booked by July 5 in order to receive the discounted price. 


Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center ($$$)

9751 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg MD 20878


For those that are interested in camping options, a list of location options are available here. We suggest that those looking for local housing options or to find hotel roommates communicate through the appropriate photo on the Facebook page photo album or through the Google spreadsheet available here. Please note that we do not monitor communication on the conference Facebook page and are not responsible for any damage to persons or property that may result from communicating through the conference Facebook page or from communicating via the Google spreadsheet. Please use caution when communicating with individuals you do not know.

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