2023 AIAA SciTech Forum Location:

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Standing on the banks of the Potomac River, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center welcomes guests to an upscale experience in a premier location.

AIAA has a discounted rate available on hotel rooms at the Gaylord National Resort. Please keep in mind that the contracted cutoff date is 22 December 2022. After the cutoff date any rooms remaining in the block will be released back into hotel inventory.

Reservations requested after the cutoff date will be accommodated based on hotel availability.

Attendees may call 877.491.0468 or make a reservation online via the links listed below.

Please note, all reservation cancellations must occur at least 72-hours prior to arrival to avoid a one night’s room and tax penalty charge.

Area Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 6.9 miles

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 32.3 miles

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BW) - 42 miles

Train Station

Union Station, Washington, DC


Daily: $30 | Hourly $14 | Valet Daily: $49

Things to Do

National Harbor is situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River, just minutes from the nation’s capital. Featuring 350 acres of waterfront resort space, National Harbor is a destination unlike any other.

Top Attractions:

  1. The Capital Wheel (National Harbor, MD)
    Soar 180 feet above the Potomac River and marvel at truly breathtaking views. With 42 climate-controlled gondolas, The Capital Wheel is open all year long. Sights visible from The Capital Wheel include National Harbor, the Washington Monument, City of Alexandria, Masonic Temple, Georgetown and more throughout the DC-Maryland-Virginia region.

  2. National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC)
    The museum is home to hundreds of objects on display, including the Hubble Telescope, a piece of the moon, and more. 

  3. Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (Chantilly, VA)
    The Udvar-Hazy Center displays thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including the Space Shuttle Discovery and a Concorde, in two large hangars.

  4. National Mall (Washington, DC)
    As “America’s Front Yard,” the National Mall and Memorial Parks is home to many of the United States' most iconic memorials telling the story of people and events that shaped the nation.
    Be Wary of Hotel Scams

    AIAA conferences and forums have recently become the target of wholesaler companies trying to sell rooms for our events. If you receive a phone call offering to make your reservation and take credit card information over the phone or via email, we highly recommend that you do not use their services. You run the risk of arriving at the hotel and not having a reservation, or being unable to modify or cancel your reservation, and possibly compromising your credit card details. AIAA does not contract with any company to serve as our representative, room block representative or housing company. It is recommended that AIAA attendees follow the suggested channels for booking accommodation within the conference block by following the instructions on this page. If you receive solicitations from other companies, please forward them to AIAA. 

    Capital Wheel - National Harbor
    USS Midway

    Supported By

    Lockheed Martin