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   25 November 2007

   26 November 2007

   27 November 2007

   27 November 2007

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Washington, DC is a city of colorful and diverse neighborhoods, filled with hip boutiques and galleries, historic homes and small museums, urban parks and spectacular gardens. (Courtesy of Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation) http://www.washington.org

There are three major airports in Washington: Ronald Reagan Washington National, Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airporthttp://mwaa.com/reagan
The fastest and easiest way to get to the Washington Hilton from National Airport is
by taking a taxi (approximately $20.00). The approximate travel time to the hotel is 20 minutes. Taxicab stands are conveniently located near the Arrivals (baggage claim) exits of each terminal. Dispatchers at each stand will help you select a taxicab based on your destination in Washington DC. http://mwaa.com/reagan/parking_transportation_4/ground_transportation

Metrorail Service is available at both airports. For information on purchasing ticket,
call (202) 637-7000; TDD (202) 638-3780 or click http://www.wmata.com/.

Washington Dulles International Airport - http://mwaa.com/dulles
The Dulles International Airport is located approximately 45 minutes from the Washington Hilton. A taxi ride will cost $55.00 per person one way.

Super Shuttle Bus service is available at both airports but you are required to make reservations. Super Shuttle door-to-door service is available at the Airport. Shuttles
operate on a shared ride-on demand basis. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN or go to www.supershuttle.com. You can find the various transportations options at

Washington Flyer Taxicabs serve Dulles International Airport exclusively
with 24-hour service to and from the airport. http://mwaa.com/dulles/parking_transportation_3/ground_transportation/

Dulles Taxi & Car Service - To and From Dulles Airport Reservations: 1-877-772-5466 www.AirportConnection.com

Baltimore-Washington International Airport - http://www.bwiairport.com
* Distance from hotel: 33 mi.
* Drive time: 1 hr.
Directions: Follow signs to I-95 S. Follow Parkway to Washington Beltway. Turn right onto Beltway and follow to Conn. Ave turnoff. Follow Connecticut Ave to T Street.

Get turn by turn directions.
Transportation to and from the Airport
Type Typical Minimum Charge
Rental Car Call hotel for information
Subway/Rail 6.50 USD
Taxi 65.00 USD


IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, 27 November 2007 - 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Celebrate with your colleagues at this biannual event honoring the achievements of the IEEE and IEEE Communications Society members. This event is included with the full conference registration. Tickets can be purchased for $60.00 per person.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 - 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

The IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 Planning Committee invites you to celebrate IEEE GLOBECOM’s 50th Anniversary hosted by Dr. Irwin Jacobs (QUALCOMM, Inc.) with an IEEE GLOBECOM Panel Session featuring Roberto de Marca (PUC-Rio), Ann Miller (University of Missouri – Rolla), and Tom Rowbotham (Vesbridge Partners); Trivia Contest with prizes; a Color Guard Performance; and more. The celebration begins immediately following Dr. Jeong Kim’s Keynote Presentation. This event is included with the conference registration fee. Accompany guests are welcome to attend.

IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 27 November 2007 - 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The entire IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 Executive Committee welcomes you to Washington DC! Join us as we kick off the IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 Expo. This event is included with the conference registration fee. Accompany guests are welcome to attend.

IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 Conference Banquet
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 - 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 General Chair, Jerry Gibbon for a relaxing evening of fine dining and entertainment. This event is included with the full conference registration. Tickets can be purchased for $115.00 per person.

This year for IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, we have organized two types of tours. Options #1 are hosted tours that you will need to purchase tickets via IEEE registration http://www.ieee-globecom.org/2007/registration.html. Option #2 is a list of tours available in the Washington area. Arrangements for these tours can be made by visiting the individual websites.

Tuesday, 27 November (canceled)
12:00 – 4:00

Guests will enjoy a unique experience at the recently renovated Hillwood Museum.  The museum is the former residence of Marjorie Merriweather Post, cereal heiress, collector and philanthropist. Post was once one of the grande dames of Washington society.  She collected art throughout her life, emphasizing only the finest French and Russian objects.  The opulent Georgian, 40-room mansion, built in 1926, and subsequent auxiliary buildings, house her collection as well as the turn-of-the century collection of her father, Charles W. Post, founder of the Post Cereal Company.  To visit Hillwood is to step into a lifestyle that is quickly disappearing.  Both the physical setting and the vast number of objects on display are of rare significance and great beauty. Eighteenth century French tapestries, furniture, and Severes porcelain formed a magnificent setting for Post’s entertaining.  Her collection of Russian icons, gold and silver pieces, porcelain and Fabergé eggs has been called the most representative outside of the former Soviet Union.

The grounds of the estate are equally magnificent.  Post created the gardens as an integral part of the estate consulting landscape architect Perry Wheeler, known for his work in helping design the White House Rose Garden. The 25 acres of land bordering Rock Creek Park contain Japanese and formal French gardens, a small dacha - or Russian summer house - and a greenhouse built in 1930 with a vast collection of orchids, the heiress’s favorite flower. 

FEATURES: Transportation included
NOTE: Children under the age of 6 are not permitted.

Wednesday, 28 November
11:00 – 5:00
$65.00 per person

Today you are invited to travel along the banks of the Potomac River to enjoy an intimate glimpse of 18th century Virginia.  Waiting beyond the gates of Mount Vernon stands the home of George Washington.  Mr. Washington's presence can be felt throughout the plantation, from the gardens and greens to the original furnishings placed throughout the Georgian-style manor house. The most notable horticulturist in 18th century Northern Virginia was George Washington.

After your tour of the mansion and grounds, guests will board your awaiting coach for the return trip along the George Washington Memorial Parkway to Alexandria, Virginia, referred to by many as George Washington's home town.  As a young surveyor, Mr. Washington plotted the original lots for the city in 1749.  Today, you will see Christ Church, where Mr. Washington served as vestryman; and ride by Gadsby's Tavern, which every year celebrates Washington's Birthnight Ball and where George and Martha often dined and danced; Market Square, where Washington commanded his troops; and, the Apothecary Shop, often frequented by Washington.  The once bustling seaport of Alexandria was Mr. Washington's lifeline to news from the other colonies and from Europe.

FEATURES:  Roundtrip transportation included

Thursday 29 November (canceled)
12:30 – 4:30

The National Portrait Gallery was established by an Act of Congress in 1962 and opened to the public in 1968.  The Portrait Gallery’s mission is to collect and display images of “men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, development and culture of the people of the United States.” It is the only museum of its kind in the United States to combine the aspects of American history, biography and art.  Guests will have the opportunity to browse through the “Lansdowne” portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin Franklin portrait featured on the new $100 bill by Joseph Duplessis, and Michael Jackson by Andy Warhol.  Additionally, the National Portrait Gallery’s collections include portraits of all U.S. presidents, more than 5,400 glass-plate negatives from the studios of Mathew Brady and original artwork from more than 1,600 TIME magazine covers.

Guests will then continue on to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the first museum in the world devoted specifically to works of art produced by women throughout the centuries and from around the world.  The Museum was established in response to a need voiced by art historians, collectors, and museum professionals for an institution that focuses on the contributions of women to the history of art.  Located just two blocks from the White House, the Museum is housed in a Renaissance Revival building built in 1907.  The permanent collection dates back to the Renaissance and includes not only examples of Western Art, but also Native works from America and abroad.  Following your tour of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, guests will enjoy lunch in the NMWA café.

ESTIMATED PRICE:  per person based
FEATURES:  Roundtrip transportation included


Tours you can schedule on your own:

Zohery Tours
Ali Zohery
Specializes in daily lectured grand tours of Washington, DC.
Free pick-up and return from most hotels.

Washington Photo Safari
4545 Connecticut Ave. NW #620
Washington, DC 20008
Toll Free: 1-877-512-5969
Local Phone: 1-202-537-0937
Fax: 1-815-333-0233
E-mail: info@washingtonphotosafari.com

Custom-tailored photo excursions around the monuments of the nation's capital teaching participants how to take postcard-perfect travel photos.

During the week of IEEE GLOBECOM they have the following available:
Wednesday, 28th - 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Monuments and Memorials
Friday, 30th - 9:45 am - 12:30 pm -  The White House and its Neighbors

On Location Tours
DC TV and Movie Tour of over 40 locations from over 60 TV shows and movies, including the West Wing, The Exorcist, Wedding Crashers, Independence Day and Forrest Gump.

Tours are led by actors.

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2pm
Approximately 3 hours
$32 per ticket (+$2 ticket fee)
Near Union Station (exact location provided upon purchase)

Gardens & Tours
Cheval Force Opp
Tours of over 100 public gardens in Washington, Virginia and Maryland

Library of Congress

Public Tours are scheduled Monday through Saturday at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 (no 3:30 tours on Saturdays). These free tours are open to individual visitors as well as groups of fewer than 16 participants, and require no reservations or tickets. More information on guided tours is available at the Information Desk in the Visitors Center of the Jefferson Building or through the Visitor Services Office.

The Pentagon
Sargent Golujich
There are strict guidelines concerning these tours.

Washington National Cathedral
Mimi McNamara
Regular guided tours begin at the Cathedral’s west end. Please call 202-364-6616 for a weekly listing of special events. Donations for regular tours: $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, and $1 for children.

Sunday: 8am-6:30pm; Tours offered 12:45–2:30.
Monday – Friday : 10am–5:30pm; Tours offered: 10–11:30 am; 12:45–4 pm.

On Mondays & Wednesdays, when there is an organ demonstration scheduled,
afternoon tours are offered from approx. 1:15–4 pm.

Saturday: 10am–4:30pm; Tours offered 10-11:30am & 12:45–3:30pm.

DAR Museum and Library
Rick Harrison
Docent-led tours of the period rooms are available Monday - Friday from 10 am-2:30 pm and Saturdays from 9am- 4:30 pm. For individuals and walk-in groups of 9 or less, tours are on the hour and half-hour subject to docent availability. Tour sign up is required for walk-in visitors at the docent desk. Tours last approximately 45 minutes, and admission is free.

National Gallery of Art
Sandra Creighton
6th Street & Constitution Ave., NW
The National Gallery of Art, located on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11am to 6 pm.

Donald Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
Emily Chambelin
8th & F Sts., NW
The museum, now part of the Donald Reynolds Center, presents an exciting array of special exhibitions and free public programs. It is located above the Gallery Place Metro station at 8th and F Streets NW and is open from 11:30 am to 7 pm daily.

International Spy Museum
10 am to 6 pm
800 F Street, Washington, D.C., NW

The Capitol Hill Historical Society
Steve Livengood
202-543-8919 x 17
A tour of the Capitol with an experienced tour guide and former congressional members with historical commentary, a visit to the house floor to witness congressional members in action and have your questions answered personally by former congressional members. A contribution of $25 per person is requested for this tour.

Every Monday, March through November, 10 am for approximately 2 hours.
Meeting Place: Union Station Metro, Massachusetts Avenue exit, top of outside escalator

Cost: $10.00 per person (children under 6 free; ages 6-10, half-price) Cash only (fee collected at beginning of tour) Free for USCHS Members (by reservation).

Voice of America
located on the Mall

The Voice of America (VOA), which first went on the air in 1942, provides radio, television, and Internet programs to a weekly audience of more than 115 million
people around the world. VOA is funded by the U.S. government.

Usual tour times are 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, but exclusive VOA Studio Tours may be scheduled during other broadcasts. To
make arrangements, please call 202-203-4990 or email us at tickets@voanews.com.