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Less is More
September 12–14, 2018
Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beltsville Agricultural Research

September 12, 2018



Conference Location The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia USA 22202
Hotel Phone: +1 703.415.5000

hotel Reservations
August 13, 2018

TTI/Vanguard Group Rate:
TTI/Vanguard has arranged a discounted block of rooms for USD$299 per night at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City.

Online Reservations: CLICK HERE for the TTI/Vanguard group rate at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City.  Group Code:  TTNTTNA

• The group rate is available through August 13, 2018, and is subject to availability.
• The rate does not include taxes or additional charges that may apply.
• Check-in time: 4:00 pm
• Check-out time: 11:00 am
• All changes/cancellations to reservations are responsibility of the attendee.

Telephone Reservations:
Please contact central reservations at +1 800.241.3333 (toll-free). Please mention you are with the TTI/Vanguard conference to receive our group rate.

To receive the government rate and to guarantee your reservation, please contact Robin Lockett with your check-in and check-out dates. Robin can be reached at +1 310.394.8305, ext. 245 or This rate is valid through August 13 or until the government room block fills, whichever comes first. Reservations made after that date are on a space available basis. We recommend booking your room early!

Travel Options

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is 2 miles/4 km from the hotel.
Ground Transportation:
Taxi: Approximately USD$15 one-way.
Metrorail: USD$2.10 one-way; take the blue line towards Largo Town Center Metro Station and exit at the Pentagon City stop next to the hotel.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 26 miles/41 km from the hotel.
Ground Transportation:
• Taxi: Approximately USD$65 one-way.

Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is 36 miles/57 km from the hotel.
Ground Transportation:
• Taxi: Approximately USD$105 one-way.

Supershuttle is also available from each airport. One-way rates range from USDx$14–$48. This is a shared ride and requires advance reservation. For reservations, click on Supershuttle or call +1 800.258.3826.

Guest/Spouse TTI/Vanguard gladly welcomes your guest/spouse to any of our reception/dinner functions. Guests/spouses may attend breakfasts but only after the conference has begun (8:30 am–9:30 am). Please note: Guests/spouses cannot be accommodated inside our conferences, workshops, on field trips, or at our working breakfasts and lunches.

Attire Dress for TTI/Vanguard conferences is business casual.

Internet Internet connectivity, both Ethernet and wireless, will be provided during the meeting.

Contact For questions about reservations and logistics for this event, please contact:
Robin Lockett at or +1 310.394.8305, ext. 245.

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