Travel & Lodging

For those joining us in-person, attendees are responsible for making and canceling their own travel reservations as needed. Please be mindful of cancellation and change fees as you make your travel plans.

Hosted/sponsored travelers will be contacted with travel and lodging instructions directly by the meeting logistics team. If you are unsure if you are a hosted/sponsored traveler, please contact

Hotel Information

The in-person portion of the 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-822-9200


All room reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. If you wish to cancel, please do so 72 hours before arrival to avoid cancellation penalties. Be sure to obtain a cancellation number from the hotel.

Please note, all attendees are responsible for their hotel charges, including taxes and incidentals. Attendees are also responsible for reserving and/or canceling rooms as needed and for any cancellation fees. 

The group room block at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center has closed; however, there are still rooms available at the hotel outside the group block. There are also many lodging options within close proximity of the Bethesda North Marriott; we have listed a few possibilities below. Please note: NIH has no affiliation or preference for any hotel listed, and this is not an exhaustive list.

Additional Lodging for BRAIN 2024. (pdf)


If you have a reservation in the group room block at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

  • No-shows will be charged one room night on the day of arrival – please be aware of possible reservation, room change, or cancellation deadlines and potential fees.
  • Check-in time: 4:00 P.M.  Any requests for a late check-in should be made directly with the hotel by the guest at least 72 hours before arrival.
  • Check-out time: 12:00 P.M.  Any requests for a late check-out should be made directly with the hotel at check-in by the guest.
  • Hotel Parking: $15 Day Rate; $23 Overnight Rate

Local Airports

We encourage those in need of flights to pay close attention to the options available regarding cancellation and change fees when they are purchasing airfare.

Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA): Approximately 22 miles/50 minutes
Dulles International Airport (IAD): Approximately 27 miles/60 minutes
Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): Approximately 40 miles/60 minutes