26th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Hyatt Regency Reston

Book your hotel room within the GC&E Conference block by May 14, 2022 for the discounted rate of $245/night. Call 1-877-803-7534 and ask for the ACS Green Chemistry block, or reserve via our GC&E Reservation Link.

  • Hotel Reservation Information

    • Photo ID is required when checking in, along with a credit card for incidentals

    • Standard Check-in time is 4:00 PM and Standard Check-out time is 11:00 AM

    • Complimentary high-speed internet provided in guest room and complimentary wireless in meeting space

    • Complimentary daily access to the workout room/gym

    • If an Attendee cancels his/her Guaranteed Reservation within forty-eight (48) hours of his/her confirmed arrival date, the attendee’s credit card will be charged a cancellation fee in the amount of one (1) night’s room and tax or the advance deposit will be forfeited.

The Venue

Located adjacent to the shops, dining, and entertainment at Reston Town Center, the Hyatt Regency Reston is the largest hotel near Dulles International Airport. Remodeled rooms and suites offer convenient access to the Metro Silver Line to easily explore Washington, D.C.
Hyatt Regency Reston


Hyatt Regency Reston
1800 Presidents Street
Reston, VA 20190
Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum

Sights & places you should see

The Greater DC Metro Area

Reston, Virginia is a short metro ride away from Washington, DC with its famous (largely free) museums, monuments, and public spaces. The National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center is less than 15 minutes from the hotel.

Public Transport

From the Airport

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is the closest airport to Reston, Virginia (6.59 miles away). Other airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) (22 miles away) and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) (52.5 miles away).

By Rail

The closest Amtrak train station is Union Station in DC (20 miles away from the hotel). From Union Station—or anywhere in the DC Metro region—you can take the Metro. The Silver Line’s Wiehle-Reston-East is currently the closest stop to the hotel, but at 2 miles away, you will still need to catch a ride to the hotel. From Dulles Airport, you can take the Silver Line Express Bus to this station.

By Car

Those who live nearby may choose to drive. The Hyatt’s Valet Parking is $26/overnight, $22/daily and Self-Parking Costs are $16/overnight for hotel guests and $20 for daily parking. Avoid parking fees by taking a ride share (Uber/Lyft) or taxi to the hotel.

International Travel

Do I need a personal letter of invitation?

Personal letters of invitation are not necessary to attend this conference; however, they are available upon request to those that may need them. If you submitted an abstract that was accepted for a presentation, you can obtain a letter of invitation through the online Meeting Abstracts Programming Service (MAPS). If you are not submitting an abstract but require a letter of invitation for visa purposes, send us your request via e-mail. You must provide your full legal name, institution/business with complete address, and date of birth. A letter of invitation will be sent to you via email. If you need a hard copy letter (and printing the letter sent to you via email will not suffice), we will invoice you for applicable international mailing costs. Once your payment is received, the letter will be posted to you.

I need a Visa. What should I do?

For information on applying for a visa

ACS GCI recommends that you start this process as soon as possible. If you are submitting an abstract, you will notified of its acceptance by the end of March, 2022.

IMPORTANT: All applicants must be able to qualify for a visa on their own merits under the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The American Chemical Society cannot intervene with the U.S. State Department or an American embassy in another country on behalf of any meeting participant. We are unable to call or generate personal letters to the embassy or consulate on your behalf.

Do you provide financial support?

ACS GCI does not provide financial support to conference participants. All registration fees, airfares, ground transportation, hotel, meals, travel insurance, and any other expenses are the sole responsibility of each conference attendee.

Do I have to register if I am speaking?

Yes, all attendees, including speakers and poster presenters, are REQUIRED to register for the conference to allow them to participate in the technical sessions and/or attend the exposition. The early registration deadline is April 30, 2022.

If you are coming from Visa Waiver Program countries, be aware:

Inbound travelers to the United States from Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries may be denied boarding by the airlines if they haven’t complied with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Electronic System for Travel Authorization program. ESTA, introduced in January 2009, requires all international travelers from VWP countries to register in an online database. Previously, international travelers had to fill out an I-94W form before each trip, but ESTA seeks to streamline and update the process. Now, international travelers to the United States must go to the ESTA Web site and fill out an application before entering the country by air or sea. If approved, the authorization is good for two years and can be renewed. Travelers no longer have to fill out an I-94W form before each trip. U.S. officials say ESTA will speed up the process for travelers, enable customs officials to screen passengers in advance, and improve security.

What COVID-related restrictions should I be aware of?

ACS GCI will follow the CDC COVID-19 travel recommendations. Currently, all international air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the U.S. Masks are still required on public transportation and in U.S. transportation hubs.

International Travel
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