Ness 2002 will be held at the Washington Hilton and Towers. Room blocks have already been made for the conference and are now available. All participants that choose to stay at the Washington Hilton will receive a $50 discount on their conference registration fees (full conference registration fee is $200)!

RESERVATIONS: General reservations can be made directly with the hotel by calling (202) 797-5820 ; or toll-free at 1-888-DC-Hilton; reservations may also be sent via fax to 202-797-5755. Attendees should ask for the "NESS 02 CONFERENCE" rate ($159/night for a single and $179/night for a double). Participants that wish to make hotel reservations online may visit their website at, when prompted for the Group Code, guests should enter "UMD" to receive the special NESS Conference rate.

FIRST NIGHT DEPOSIT: The Hilton Washington requires a one-night pre-paid deposit on all rooms. Guests may use check, money order, or major credit card to establish prepayment. All credit cards used, as a first night prepayment will be charged immediately. Reservations may be canceled up to seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival without penalty.

EARLY CHECK-OUT FEE: Please be advised, the Hilton Washington charges an early checkout fee of $50 to any quest who checks out of the hotel before their stated departure date. Guests will have the opportunity to change their departure date at check-in without penalty. Any changes in the departure date after check-in will result in the $50.00 early checkout fee being assessed to the guest.

CUT-OFF DATE: The cut-off date for the NESS Conference rate is August 23, 2002. (JUST EXTENDED)

Washington Hilton and Towers
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20009