Conference Location
Most events will take place in the Johnson Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The Networking Reception will take place in the Center for the Arts, Concert Hall Lobby. See Campus Map.

Driving Directions
For directions to the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University, please visit THIS site.

Once you arrive on campus parking will be located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck*  (#40) (SEE MAP).

  • If you are coming to campus from I-66, please take exit #60, Chain Bridge Road and follow Route 123 (OX Road) through the city of Fairfax.  Take a left on University Drive and an immediate right on Aquia Creek Lane.  Turn Right on Patriot Circle and follow this to the circle.  When you hit the Circle (near the RAC) take your third turn down Mason Pond Drive. The parking deck is at the bottom on your left.
  • If you are coming to campus from I-95, please take Exit 27 and follow the directions "from the Capital Beltway (I-495).  From points south on I-95, take exit 160B (Route 123 North) at Lake Ridge/Occoquan. Follow Route 123 north for approximately 15 miles to Braddock Road.  Take Roanoke River Lane and turn left on Mason Pond Drive. The parking deck is on your right at the end.

You can purchase parking validations with registration and save money!
Validations can be purchased in advance for $10 on our registration site. (If you have already registered, you can log back in to add passes).

General Parking will be in the Mason Pond Parking Deck. Please park in the Visitor Section.

For those guests who have paid for parking, you will receive your validation pass at the registration table located in Dewberry Hall. You will receive the number of passes you ordered; each pass is good for ONE day. If you need more, we will be able to collect payment (via check) for passes - but there isa LIMITED amount. For those who will be paying on your own, you will pay upon leaving.

When you arrive, please pull a ticket. Upon exit you will first use this ticket (normally blue/green) and then use your voucher ticket to exit (white). If you are paying, after you put your ticket in you will be asked to insert your payment card.
Day of parking is normally $18/day - so get your passes in advance!

For questions regarding registration, payment or general questions on George Mason please contact, Lesley Irminger.

Walking/Accessible Directions
Once you arrive to the Mason Pond Parking deck, you will exit on the 3rd level at the AQUIA circle. Please head north (follow the signs) from the deck to the Johnson Center. Once you enter the Johnson Center, you will go past our atrium doors towards the center of the room (follow the signs). Once you are at our information kiosk you will see a step of stairs and elevators (on either side). Please take those to the GROUND level (or go down one flight of steps).

We will also have directional signs around campus directing you to the parking deck.

George Mason University is dedicated to serving all guests. If you do have a specific ADA/Accessibility need/question please contact Lesley Irminger (lirminge@gmu.edu) to discuss.

Please note, George Mason University is undergoing some major updates and we have a lot of construction so pardon our dust. This construction should not interfere with your travels but you may have slight changes in directions so follow the signs.

Hotel Accommodations 
The Courtyard Fairfax - Marriott and Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks have blocked off several rooms for the conference at a special rate. See group codes and rates below.

Courtyard Fairfax - Marriott 
Rate: $109.00 USD/night
Group Code: GMU Cyber Range Room Block
Online Reservations: Book your room
Phone Reservaionts:  1 (800) 321-2211
Start Date: Monday August 12th - Wednesday August 14th, 2019
Last day to book and secure the conference rate; Monday July 15th

Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
Rate: $109.00 USD/night
Group Code:
VA Cyber Range Room Block
Online Reservations: Book your room
Phone Reservations: 1 (888) 236-2427
Start Date: Monday August 12th - Wednesday August 14th, 2019
Last day to book and secure the conference rate; Monday July 22nd

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