2017 Smithsonian Digitization Fair
March 14th and 15th
Day One: The Smithsonian Digitization Fair is scheduled to take place at the Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Please enter the building from 1000 Constitution Avenue.
Day Two: The Smithsonian Digitization Fair is scheduled to take place at the Ripley Lecture Hall in the S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, DC. Please enter the building from 1100 Jefferson Drive.
Exhibits-- Day Two Only
The Digitization Fair Exhibits will be an opportunity for visitors to learn about digitization projects at the Smithsonian on Wednesday, March 15th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT, so please drop by!
Lunch - On Your Own Both Days
Metro Center Food Court (about 5-7 minute walk from the National Museum of Natural History)
Penn Quarter (about 5-7 minute walk from National Museum of Natural History)
L'Enfant Plaza Food Court (about 5-7 minute walk from the S. Dillon Ripley Center)
This is a short list of nearby hotels and is not an endorsement of any of the hotels listed. There are no special rates for the conference and no room blocks have been held.
We strongly recommend that you take public transporation or use a riding-share app to get to and from the Digitization Fair as parking is limited and expensive. Click here for information about parking near Smithsonian Museums.
The closest metro stop to the conference site is the Smithsonian stop on the Blue and Orange lines. Multiple bus lines also run to and around the National Mall.
Trains (Amtrak, MARC, VRE, Metro)
50 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002
Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority
General DC Tourism Information