American University

American University School of International Service
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016


On campus single and double rooms or off-site hotel.

Food and Beverages

AESS 2018 registration will include breakfast and coffee daily. Guests will have the option to add other meals to their registration or eat elsewhere.

Conference Contacts

Valerie Rountree
AESS Conference Chair
for questions related to proposals and sessions

Kathryn Strelevitz
American University Site Coordinator
for questions related to venue, lodging, and local transportation

Carolyn Anthon
AESS Managing Director
for questions related to sponsorship, exhibiting, registration or AESS membership

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Green Initiatives

AU was recently ranked second in the Sierra Club’s annual ranking of greenest colleges and strives to model green practices across our campus. AU has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2020 and has implemented a zero waste management plan. The main campus is an arboretum featuring green roofs, solar panels, urban gardens, an apiary, biofuel transportation, and several new LEED buildings. The AESS conference at American University seeks to model sustainable events by minimizing consumption, offsetting carbon usage, and supporting green businesses.

Lodging and Travel Details

  • Single and Double rooms are available
  • Rooms include free wifi, access to fitness facilities, linens
  • Co-ed rooms available
  • Microwaves in each floor lounge


  • Single $90 plus tax
  • Double $75 plus tax

DC hotel tax is currently 14.8%

AESS has reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott in Chevy Chase

To Reserve

  • Call Marriott reservations the hotel 8:00am-4:30pm EST 301.828.3364 x7000 and mention “AU AESS Conference Room Block”
  • Outside business hours, guests can call Marriott Worldwide Reservations 1.800.321.2211
  • Book online AESS block*

Reservations are the responsibility of individuals. All reservations must be accompanied by a deposit of first night room and tax or guaranteed with a major credit card individually. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before May 21, 2018 to guarantee group rates.

Rates (all in USD)

  • Standard King Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday $229.00 per night
  • Two Queen Beds Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday $229.00 per night
  • Standard King Friday $119.00
  • Two Queen Beds Friday $119.00

All rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 6% state tax and 7% county tax) in effect at the time of check in. A valid Tax Exempt Certificate for the State of Maryland and/or the County of Montgomery County, Maryland must be provided to the hotel in order to be exempt from these taxes.

*Please note that this block contains a split rate.  The group rate Tuesday June 19, 2018 – Thursday June 21, 2018 is $229 plus tax, per night.  The group rate on Friday June 22, 2018 is $119 plus tax.  Please note, when booking your reservation online the higher rate of $229 will be displayed for all four nights.  Once you complete your reservation, a member of the sales department will manually adjust the last night to $119.  Unfortunately Marriott is only able to enter one rate in their reservations system.  Rest assured Marriott will change Friday’s night stay to the negotiated group rate and send an updated email confirmation to each guests.