How many days is DataStax Accelerate?

3 days – 1-Day Bootcamp (May 21, 2019) + 2 Days of General Conference (May 22-23, 2019)

What is the registration fee for Accelerate?

Pass Type Cost
General Conference Pass $599
General Conference Pass + Bootcamp $899
Bootcamp Only $499

What is included in my registration fee?

Pass Type Pass Access
General Conference Pass Access to Keynote, Expo Hall, Sessions and Welcome Reception on May 22-23, 2019
General Conference Pass + Bootcamp General Conference Pass + Access to Bootcamp on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Bootcamp Only Access to Bootcamp on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

I am a member of the press. Are press passes available?

Yes, press passes are available and provide access to all keynotes and sessions plus access to press briefing rooms. Please contact press@datastax.com for more information.

How do I book my hotel?

You may book your hotel within the registration process or click here to book your hotel separately.
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasgn-gaylord-national-resort-and-convention-center/

Does the registration fee include air transportation and hotel accommodations?

No, all attendees are responsible for their own airfare and hotel accommodations.

Do I need a Visa in order to attend Accelerate? (Non-United States attendees)

Please visit the US Visas website to see if you need a visa to travel to the United States.

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

Yes, you should receive a confirmation email after all steps of registration have been completed. If you do not receive a confirmation please email acceleratereg@events.datastax.com.

What types of payments are accepted for the conference fee?

We accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express), check, or wire transfer.

Is my Accelerate registration transferable?

Transfer requests must be submitted in writing to acceleratereg@events.datastax.com. For every transfer made before Feb. 15, there is a non-refundable processing fee of $50. After this date, all transfers are subject to a non-refundable processing fee of $100. Registration transfers will not be accepted after May 1.

What if I have to cancel?

Event cancellation requests must be submitted in email to acceleratereg@events.datastax.com. For every cancellation before Feb. 15, there is a non-refundable processing fee of $100. After this date, all cancellations are subject to a non-refundable processing fee of $150. Cancelation refunds will not be permitted after May 1.

What is the closest airport to the convention center?

The closest airport to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, VA located approximately 17 to 20 minutes / 8 miles away from the hotel.
Estimated taxi fare: $30.00-35.00 + tip

ADDITIONAL NEARBY AIRPORTS

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Distance from hotel: 35.2 miles (approximately 40 to 45 minutes driving)
Estimated taxi fare: $80.00 + tip

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Distance from hotel: 38.7 miles (approximately 45 to 50 minutes driving)
Estimated taxi fare: $80.00 + tip

How do I get from the airport to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center?

TAXIS

Taxis are readily available outside the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). If arriving into Terminal A (Air Canada, Frontier, Southwest), taxis are located outside and to the right of baggage claim area. If arriving into Terminals B or C (American, JetBlue, Alaska, Delta, United), taxis can be found outside doors 3 or 10, just off the baggage claim area on the Lower Level. The average taxi fare from DCA to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is approximately $30.00 to $35.00 and can vary depending on time of day and route.

RENTAL CARS

Rental car counters are located on the 1st Floor of Terminal Garage A. Shuttles to the garage from Terminal B and C are available from outside the arrivals area on Level 3 of each terminal. There is also a Hertz Car Rental office located on-site at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

Self-parking is available at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at the rate of $12.00 / hour or $30.00 / night. Valet parking is also available for $49.00 / night.

What kind of weather should I anticipate?

May in Washington, D.C. usually brings beautiful spring weather. You can expect morning temperatures in the low to mid-60s Fahrenheit (16 to 17°C) and afternoons temperatures in the from the low to upper 80s Fahrenheit (27 to 31°C).

How should I dress?

During the conference, business casual attire is appropriate.

I have specific questions that are not addressed here. Who can help me?

Please contact accelerate@datastax.com for any further questions.