Hilton Washington DC National Mall
480 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington DC
September 20 - September 23, 2023
- Congress Home
- Registration & Housing
- Meet the Speakers
- Tools & Methodologies Exposition
- Poster Sessions
- Organizing Committees
- Mentorship Program
- Scholarships & Financial Assistance
- On Site Information
- Travel Awards
- Covid-19 Safety Protocol
Frequently Asked Questions
Before The Event
The 2023 Digital Media and Developing Minds International Scientific Congress will be held September 20-23, 2023 in Washington, DC.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Thursday, September 21, 2023
8:00am - 9:00pm ET
Friday, September, 22, 2023
Saturday, September 23, 2023
* Subject to change.
All conference sessions will be held at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC. The hotel is connected to L’Enfant Metro Station and a 7-minute walk to the National Mall and The Wharf, a center of dining, entertainment, and waterfront amenities. The International Spy Museum is steps away and the Smithsonian Castle is a 10-minute walk.
There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region:
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA)
Reagan National Airport is accessible via its own Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow lines. Taxi service is located outside of baggage claim. Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft are also available.
- Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD)
Dulles Airport has a dedicated access road that makes getting to or from the airport efficient via car, taxi, or airport shuttle.
- Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI). Baltimore/Washington Airport (referred to as BWI) is located 32 miles from DC and is accessible via a MARC/Amtrak train route that picks up and drops off at Union Station. Taxi cabs, Uber and Lyft are also available at the airport.
- Train. Amtrak has frequent daily departures from major cities throughout the Northeast and Southeast. Trains arrive at Union Station. Union Station has its own Metro Station, and easy access to taxis and ridesharing.
The hotel provides valet parking. Street parking is extremely limited. The hotel is connected to the L’Enfant Metro Station with access to the Yellow, Green, Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines.
No. Since all of the sessions occur at the conference hotel, no shuttles are needed. The hotel is walking distance from the International Spy Museum (advance ticket purchase is recommended) and the District Wharf. Should attendees desire to visit DC’s many other attractions, it’s easy to get around via WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority) and/or ride sharing.
A block of rooms have been reserved for Congress attendees at the conference hotel, the Hilton Washington DC, National Mall, The Wharf, 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. Please use this link to reserve a room at a discounted rate before August 28, 2023. Please note the following:
- Check in: 4:00pm
- Check out: 11:00am
- At check-in, the hotel requires a photo ID, credit card, and a $100 per night security deposit for incidental charges, which will be released at check out.
- Individual reservation cancellation is 3 days.
There is no official dress code, but we suggest business casual.
Many consider the best time to visit Washington, DC from September to November and March to May. The average daily high is 81 degrees F. The average daily low is 63 degrees F. Locals turn to WTOP weather for up-to-date forecasts.
Registration fees cover three breakfasts, three lunches, two cocktail receptions, a special seated dinner, and a daily coffee and snack break.
The registration form will have a place to indicate dietary requirements. Conference staff will reach out to you directly with any questions.
Children and Screens strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. The registration form will have a place to indicate any accommodations you may need.
If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact John Mootz at email@example.com.
Children and Screens is pleased to offer a limited number of registration and travel scholarships to support participation at this year’s Digital Media and Developing Minds International Scientific Congress. These scholarships are intended to support those with limited resources who would not be able to attend the conference without assistance, to help diversify participation and ensure inclusivity in our community. To learn more, visit Scholarships Financial Assistance page.
All participants, speakers, media, and attendees must register for the Congress.
- 2 (two) receptions;
- 3 (three) breakfasts and 3 (three) lunches (Thursday through Saturday);
- Dinner at the International Spy Museum;
- All coffee and snack breaks;
- Unlimited access to the Tools and Methodologies exhibition; and
- Access to the conference communications platform
There is no deadline, but spots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for Early Bird Rates is June 21, 2023, and the deadline for Standard Rates is August 21, 2023. Registration will continue to run through the last day of the conference, space permitting. All registrations are first come-first served. Register early to reserve your spot!
On-site registration will be limited, if available at all. We encourage pre-registration to ensure your spot.
Credit cards are the preferred payment type. If you need to use an alternate method of payment, contact Matt Murphy to coordinate payment, firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. The 2023 Congress is an all in-person event.
In the unlikely event that the Congress is canceled, Infinity Conference Group (INFINITY), on behalf of Children and Screens, will promptly notify all advance registrants. In the event of a cancellation, INFINITY and Children and Screens are not liable for any costs incurred by the participant, other than the refund of the registration fee(s) paid.
Yes! Early Bird registration is available at a discounted rate through June 21, 2023.
Registration confirmation will be emailed to you immediately following payment. This email will include a link and a reference number you can use to review and edit your registration information on the registration portal.
Cancellations prior to August 21, 2023 will be refunded the full registration fee less a $60 administrative fee. Cancellations or no-shows after August 21, 2023 are not eligible for a refund. All approved refunds will be processed up to 30 days after the Congress. A link to cancel registration is included in your registration confirmation email.
A schedule-at-a-glance is available here. Detailed agenda information will be available in the near future.
If your question is related to the registration site, payment, or technical issues with registration, please email email@example.com. If your question is program or event related, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At The Event
Check-in will be available at the registration desk outside L’Enfant Ballroom A.
No, there is not an event app for the Congress. All information is available from the event page on the Children and Screens website.
Breakout sessions will take place Saturday morning. Details on all breakout group topics and early interest forms will be made available this Summer.
Portions of the Congress will be made available to attendees after the event.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer CAE credits for attendees at this time. However, we can provide certificates of attendance. Please e-mail email@example.com with “certificate of attendance” in the subject line.
Yes! The Digital Media and Developing Minds Congresses are known as great opportunities to network with professionals in other fields and disciplines. Breakout groups, cocktail receptions, poster sessions, and evening social events all provide structured times for networking. Some incredible collaborations have grown out of previous Congresses!
The registration form has a checkbox for attendees to indicate interest in joining this year’s conference mentoring program. To learn more, visit the Mentoring Program page.