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Conference 2003 Headquarters: The Richmond Marriott

The Richmond Marriott, conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Richmond, Va., will serve as Conference 2003 headquarters. All conference sessions, workshops, receptions, keynote presentations and plenary sessions will be held at the hotel or the Greater Richmond Convention Center, adjacent to the hotel. Local attractions, including Richmond’s financial district, museums and shopping are a short walk away.

NBIA's block of rooms at the Richmond Marriott has sold out. However, the nearby Omni Richmond Hotel (see information below) will serve as overflow hotel space for the NBIA conference. When making room reservations, be sure to mention NBIA for discounted room rates of $119 per night. Reserve your room by April 22, 2003, to secure this rate.

Richmond Marriott logoRichmond Marriott
500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 643-3400 or (800) 228-9290 (toll free)
Fax: (804) 665-8107
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Marriott Parking:
Self-parking is $9 per night. Valet parking is $12 per night. Parking lots are not owned by the hotel and prices are subject to change.

Overflow Accommodations: Omni Richmond Hotel

The Omni Richmond Hotel will serve as overflow hotel space for the NBIA Conference. Transportation will be provided from the Omni to the Marriott to accommodate NBIA conference attendees. NBIA attendees are eligible for discounted room rates of $119 per night. Call (804) 344-7000 to reserve your room and be sure to mention NBIA for the discounted rate. Reserve your room by April 22, 2003, to secure this rate.

Omni Richmond Hotel
100 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 344-7000

Omni Parking: Valet parking is $14 per night.

Getting to Richmond

American, Delta, Northwest, United, US Airways, Air Ontario, Continental and TWA provide domestic and international flights into Richmond International Airport (RIC).

When shopping for the most economical mode of travel, selecting a flight into another major international airport and then shuttling to Richmond via plane, train or bus might be less expensive. These alternative airports include: Baltimore-Washington (Baltimore), Washington Dulles (Washington, D.C.), Hartsfield Atlanta (Atlanta), John F. Kennedy (New York), LaGuardia (New York) and Newark Liberty (Newark, N.J.). Shuttle service options include short flights, Amtrak (train) and Greyhound Lines (bus). Contact your travel agent for more information.

Ground Transportation
Amtrak, www.amtrak.com or 1-800-USA-RAIL (872-7245)
Greyhound Lines Inc., www.greyhound.com

Major International Airports
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Transportation From Richmond International Airport to Conference Hotels

Groome Transportation provides car transportation between Richmond International Airport and the Marriott and Omni hotels. Cost is approximately $16 per person. Taxis also are available. Once in town, you’ll have to arrange for taxi service by telephone or
through the concierge.

Other Travel Information

Please note that the United States has implemented new air travel guidelines for 2003. Visit www.TSATRAVELTips.us for information on security procedures, permitted and prohibited items, and travel preparation.

For general information about the Richmond area, visit the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site at www.richmondva.org.


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