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Student Housing Information

GECCO-05 would like to announce the availability of a limited number of rooms at the Lafayette Hall of George Washington University for the nights of June 24 - June 30, 2005, inclusive. Only individuals registered for the GECCO-2005 conference are eligible to reserve these rooms. The rates for these rooms are $45 per night (tax inclusive) for a double/triple occupancy. Please be aware that housing at George Washington is only available during the dates specified above. GW is unable to accommodate late or early arrivals.

The Lafayette Hall is located between 22nd and 23rd St, only a short walk from Pennsylvania Ave. It is approximately 2 miles from the GECCO-05 conference headquarters at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel. Rooms at GW will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis until the room block is filled. Space is extremely limited.

Each room includes twin beds, a desk, dresser, and closet. Washrooms are centrally located on each floor; linen and towel services are provided. Check-in will take place between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Friday, June 24, 2005. You will also be able to check in on the days following this first day of check-in. Instructions for check-in after 8:00 pm will be sent to all students who reserve a room at GW. Check-out must be completed before 11:00 am on Friday, July 1, 2005.

No refunds for early departure will be granted. A $25.00 lost room key/access card will be assessed for any keys/cards not turned in upon departure. Full directions and check-in and check-out information will be sent with reservation confirmations. Individuals staying in GW dorms must abide by all University rules and regulations, and shall be responsible for all damages or injury to, or loss of, any property provided during their stay, resulting from their negligence and/or intentional acts.

Reservations must be made no later than May 27, 2005. To reserve a room, please submit the attached housing registration form to the AAAI office and mail it with your payment to:

     GECCO-05 Student Housing
     c/o AAAI
     445 Burgess Drive
     Menlo Park, CA 94025

Payment may be made by check, payable to AAAI and drawn on a US bank or by MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. Reservations accompanied by full credit card information may be faxed to 650-321-4457.

Refunds will be granted if requested in writing to AAAI at the above address or gecco05@aaai.org by May 27, 2005. No refunds will be made after this date.

Getting to the Conference and back

To get from GW to L'Enfant Plaza:
  • Take an Orange or Blue line train from the Foggy Bottom / GW metro stop to the L'Enfant Plaza stop. For the Orange line, take the train in the direction of New Carrolton -- for the Blue, take it in the direction of Largo Town Center
  • The GW metro stop is on the corner of 23rd and I Str. in NW DC, L'Enfant Loews hotel is accessible from the L'Enfant Plaza mall -- just follow the signs.
  • To reverse the trip, take the Orange train in the direction of Vienna or the Blue train in the direction of Franconia / Springfield.
  • The trip is about 10 minutes each way and the fare for this particular trip will be $1.35 each way, regardless of the time.


The Washington International Student Center
     2451 18th St., NW DC 20009
     In Adams Morgan, near metro station

Hosteling International, Washington DC
     1009 11th st., NW DC 20001
     Near White House & metro station

The Braxton Hotel
     1440 Rhode Island Ave, NW DC
     Near White House & metro station

American Guesthouse
     739 South 22nd St., Arlington VA
     10 min. walk to metro station

For general information about hostels in the DC area, see: http://www.hostels.com/us.dc.html