A travel request proposal has been submitted to the National Science Foundation which may provide some travel funds for students enrolled in U.S. universities. The travel grant info can be found on the Student Travel Grant page.

The deadline for hotel reservations is March 7th.

The IEEE DySPAN 2014 conference will take place at the Hilton in McLean, Virginia, just over the border from Washington, DC 

The Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Hotel is ideally located minutes from the Ronald Reagan National Airport and the Washington Dulles International Airport. Guest rooms in this nine-story hotel feature thoughtful amenities for work and relaxation. All rooms feature large work desks with a sitting area, motion-detector lighting, WiFi and 37-inch flat-screen HDTVs. Upgrade to an executive room for complimentary continental breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites have a separate bedroom with king- or double-sized beds. Accessible rooms and in-room dining are available. 

Dine in the contemporary Härth Restaurant with fireside dining, serving american cuisine cooked in a wood-burning oven. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and regional beers in the adjacent härth bar, and freshly made pastries and Starbucks Coffee in the Grab ‘n Go area.

Conveniently located, you can view here how to get to the hotel.

What to do while visiting the area