East Coast Computer Algebra Day 2013

Local Information

Getting to Annapolis

Annapolis, Maryland is located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, about 40 miles east of Washington, D.C. and 30 miles south of Baltimore. There are two major airports nearby:

The nearest regular Amtrak stop is also at the BWI airport. Unfortunately, there is no rail service to downtown Annapolis.

For those not wishing to rent a car, the Super Shuttle provides convenient transport between either airport and Annapolis.

Getting to ECCAD

The talks, poster sessions, and software demonstrations will all be held in Mahan Hall on the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy (see map below). Entrance to the Naval Academy campus requires a government-issued photo ID. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to enter the campus, but you should have either a U.S. driver's license or your passport.

We are working with USNA security to potentially allow some attendees to park on the campus. However, under typical circumstances, visitors are not allowed to drive onto the Naval Academy campus. You should plan to park downtown and walk onto the campus through Gate 3 (see below).

Links for more local information

Workshop Venue and Downtown Hotels

The following map shows the ECCAD venue and points of interest in downtown Annapolis. The hotel options in this area are more expensive, but also provide more convenient access to the Naval Academy.

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Parole Hotels

The "town" of Parole is a shopping district just about 1 mile west of Annapolis. It contains a number of hotels that are still nice, but less expensive than the downtown ones. You will save money staying here (hopefully), but pay in other ways, since this will require driving to and parking downtown. The drive will be very short (5 minutes), and there are a number of parking garages noted on the map above.

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The hotels on the above map are all about the same distance from USNA (3-4 miles), so I will list them by order of price as of February, cheapest first. Of course the prices will change, and this is also by no means an exhaustive list of hotels in the area.


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