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Global Symposium - Education: A Critical Path to Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment


Registration for non-World Bank staff is by invitation only.
World Bank staff may register through the LMS.  

The Symposium will be held at:
The World Bank
Conference Room MC 2-800
1818 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20433

Building passes will be available for all registered participants between 8:00-8.30am at the registration booth found in the MC Building, 1818 H Street, NW. Participants are required to bring photo identification, such as passport in order to obtain their badges. For security reasons, participants are advised to wear their badges throughout the duration of the Symposium.

Hotel Accommodations
Please find below a list of hotels that are located within walking distance to The World Bank, with the exception of those marked with an asterisk*.  Participants are requested to make their own reservations directly with the hotel and must cover their own hotel expenses. A credit card is required to guarantee bookings.  Also, please note that rates indicated below exclude taxes and other related service charges.

  • Melrose Hotel
    2430 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20037
    Tel: 202-955-6400
    Fax: 202-955-5764/775-8489
    Single: $226.00
  • Washington Suites Georgetown
    2500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20037
    Tel: 202-333-8060
    Fax: 202-338-3818/342-1342
    Single: $288.00
  • Hotel Lombardy
    2019 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 2006
    Tel: 202-828-2600
    Fax: 202-872-0503/857-3909
    Single: $199.00 Double: $199.00
  • Club Quarters Washington DC
    839 17th St., NW
    Washington, DC 20006
    Tel: 202463-6400
    Fax: 202-463-6401/391-5525
    Single: $169.00
  • The George Washington University Inn
    824 New Hampshire Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20037, Foggy Bottom Metro
    Tel: 202-337-6620
    Fax: 202-298-7499
    Single: $299.00
  • Days Inn Arlington Pentagon*
    3020 Columbia Pike
    Arlington, VA 22204
    Tel: 703-521-5570
    Fax: 703-979-9127
    Single: $99.00 (Pentagon Metro)
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Pentagon City*
    550 Army Navy Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22202
    Tel: 703-413-6630
    Fax 703-418-1751 Single: $129.00 (from $129 and up) (Pentagon City Metro)

    *These hotels are located in Arlington, VA, approximately 15 – 20 minutes to the Bank by metro.

Travel & Visa
Participants traveling to the United States must possess valid travel documents and the necessary visas for entry into the country. Participants are also responsible for their own travel arrangements.

Ground Transportation
We regret that we are unable to meet you at the airports serving Washington, D.C. Therefore, if you arrive at:

  • Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia-30 miles from downtown Washington, D.C. you can take a taxi for approximately $65 to the above listed hotels.
  • In nearby Reagan National Airport, the taxi fare should be approximately $20-$25.
  • Metro: The nearest Metros to the World Bank and area hotels, are: Farragut North (15 min.; Red Line), Farragut West (5 min.; Blue and Orange Lines), and Foggy Bottom (15 min.; Blue and Orange Lines)

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