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FAQ’s

REGISTRATION:
Q: Where do I register?
A:  www.convention.phiota.org

TRANSPORTATION:
Q: What airport should we fly into?
A:  DCA (Ronald Reagan National) is the closest airport, with direct metro (WMATA rail service). IAD (Dulles International) and BWI (Baltimore-Washington International) are also viable options and can be accessed via taxi/app service.

Q: Once in/near DC, what are the public transportation options?
A: ‘The Metro’ refers to the transit service provided by WMATA, which operates rail-cars and buses. Google Maps is one of the many smartphone applications that you can use to plan your trip. The Blue Line will take you into the District.  The closest station to the Convention Hotel is McPherson Square, approximately 4 blocks away.

https://www.wmata.com/schedules/maps/upload/english.pdf

Q: Are ride-share services available in Washington DC?  (e.g., Uber, LYFT, Car2Go)
A:  Yes

Q:  Do taxi cabs accept credit cards?
A:  Yes

CHECK IN:
Q: Where / When will I be able to check in for the convention?
A:  Check in at the official convention hotel will be available

  • Wednesday evening from 5 pm – 7 pm
  • Thursday from 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Friday from 10 am – 4 pm at the George Washington School of Business Professional Development Day.  

BASEBALL GAME(Thursday July 27th 10 am):
Q: Are there additional tickets available for friends and family?
A: Yes    https://www.classy.org/events/-/e133573

Q: Will there be a group leaving to the game together?
A: Yes, there will be a group leaving the convention-sponsored hotel (Loews Madison Hotel) at 10 am, to head to the stadium via Metro.

OPENING CEREMONY (Thursday July 27th 6-9pm):
Q: What is the attire?
A:  Business or Business Casual.

Q: Will guests of those registered brothers be able to register for this event?
A: Yes, via Eventbrite. (Please email conventiondc@phiota.c

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY (Friday July 28th):
Q: What is the attire?
A: Business or Business casual.  Keeping in mind we will have a professional photographer on site for headshots for registered brother.

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT (Saturday July 29th 8 am – 11 am):
Q: Do you have to pre-register a team?
A: You can but it isn’t mandatory.  You can also come solo and you’ll be put on a team.

WHITE HOUSE TOURS:
Q: Can I bring a family member(s) on the tour.
A: Yes, space permitting.

Q: What will I need to provide to reserve a space.
A:  You will have to register online and provide personal information and have valid Government issued ID the day of.

NETWORKING NIGHT:
Q: Will there be food and drink provided or should we eat prior.
A:  Food and drink will be provided.

AWARDS GALA:
Q:  Is it a black tie event?
A: Black tie optional, formal attire.

Q: Can I bring a guest?
A: Guest tickets may be purchased via convention.phiota.org. No guests will be admitted without a ticket.

AWARDS GALA AFTER PARTY:
Q:  Is the venue 18+ or 21+?
A: After party venue is 18 to enter, 21 to drink.

GOLF TOURNAMENT:
Q:  Do I need to have a foursome set or can I come individually?
A:  Come one come all.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Please contact:
conventiondc@phiota.org

The convention team will respond within 24 hours of receiving your e-mail.   We look forward to seeing you!