Logistics 2019

Hotel Information

There is a room block reserved for the 2019 Synthetic Biology Consortium Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. Here's the link to reserve under the block. Alternatively, you are welcome to reserve a room at the Hyatt at a non-discounted rate or reserve a room at other local hotels such as the Bethesda Marriott, The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda, the American Inn of Bethesda, or the Hilton Garden Inn of Bethesda

The Hyatt Regency Bethesda is located next to the Bethesda Metro Station on the Metro Red Line. The 2019 SBC Meeting venue at the NIH Main Campus is one metro stop (Medical Center Metro Station on the Red Line) or a 15-minute walk away. Click here for a map of the DC metro system.

Meal Information

You may either purchase your lunch from the Natcher Conference Center Cafeteria or you can pre-order a lunch box delivered to the conference venue. An email will be sent out to attendees containing information regarding ordering lunch closer to the meeting date. Lunch will be delivered to the Natcher Building Auditorium at 11:30am on Monday, October 28th, and at 11:30am on Tuesday, October 29th. We highly recommend that participants pre-order and pre-pay for a box lunch so that there is ample time for discussion and networking. Instructions to follow soon.

Orders must be received by 4pm. EDT Thursday, October 24th.

If you're looking for alternate food options, click here for a detailed list of all the restaurants in the Bethesda, MD area. 


Posters should be at most 4 ft x 4 ft in size. 


Campus / Local Information

This meeting will be held in the William H. Natcher Building / Building 45 on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD.

Room: Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium (presentations); Atrium (posters)

Please allow adequate time to get to the NIH main campus and to get through security at the NIH Gateway Center Entrance. You will need to state the purpose of the visit and obtain a visitor’s badge, so please bring a government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, green card, etc.). Please allow 20-30 minutes for taxis, Uber, or Lyft to arrive and ask to be picked up at the MEDICAL CENTER METRO STATION.