2015 Washington DC GOC Meeting Logistics

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Join us in Washington, DC!

Please join us this fall for the next meeting of the Gene Ontology Consortium.

  • We will also count with the participation of our Scientific Advisory Board.

Planned Schedule

  • Sunday August 30 and Monday August 31 - GOC Meeting:
  • Tuesday September 1 - GO Symposium + Workshops:
  • Wednesday September 2 - Scientific Advisory Board Meeting:

The GOC2015 Meeting Venue

Arriving to The Marvin Center at George Washington University

Marvin Center

  • The Marvin Center at George Washington University is located at 21st Street Northwest, Washington, DC. The conference center is located a 6 minute walk from OWCHotel and a 5 minute walk from Foggy Bottom Metro.

Places to eat near The Marvin Center

Lunch will be on your own during the GOC meeting. Below are a few suggestions for places where you can grab lunch around the conference center. The lunch break will last 1.5 hours.

GOC2015 Meeting Dinner


We have a reservation at Circa At Foggy Bottom on Monday 31-August-2015 at 6:30 PM. Circa is located at 2221 I St NW Washington, DC 20037, within walking distance of both the Meeting Venue and the Hotel. Please see the map to the right to review its location. Please be courteous and respectful of everyone's time. Our reservation is at 6:30 PM, so please plan to be there 5 minutes in advance. Thank you!



The registration fee for the meeting is $175 (US Dollars); this includes participation in the GOC meeting and GO Symposium Day. For those attending only the GO Symposium Day, there will be no fee. Lunch will be provided.

How to Register

Registration for the 2015 Meeting of the Gene Ontology Consortium (GOC2015) is now open. Use this URL to access the "RegOnline" System at Jackson Laboratory and register for the meeting.

Intention to attend

A few weeks back, we asked you to please state your intention to attend GOC2015. Estimating the number of attendants has helped us with logistics planning and appropriately establishing the registration cost. Thank you very much for signing up. You can still visit the pre-registartion page here, in case you wish to modify your entry.


Arriving to One Washington Circle Hotel


  • Instructions to reach the hotel using public transportation:
  • Instructions to arrive at hotel by car. You will be charged separately for parking.

Hotel Block at One Washington Circle Hotel (OWCH)

  • Group Name: Gene Ontology Consortium
  • Block dates: 29 August, 2015 to 3 September, 2015 (5 nights)
The special rate for our group is USD139 (taxes not included) per night.
Cutoff date to make a reservation at the group rate was 24 July, 2015.
  • To Make a Reservation:
  • Online — Book your room online using this link: LBNL/GENEONTOLO.
  • By Phone — Call the reservations line at 1-800-424-9671, on Monday-Friday 8:30am to 6:15pm (US Eastern Daylight-Saving Time)
  • By Fax — Send your information to 202-785-6603
  • By Email — Send a message to Ms. Kirsten Richardson
For either Email or Fax you should include the group code 'LBNL/GENEONTOLO' and the block number '1347960'. These are the quickest way for them to pull the group up in their system.

Other hotels in the area

Information about additional lodging available within 15 blocks of the George Washington University (GWU) campus in Foggy Bottom can be found on the GWU Website

Letter of Invitation for US Consulate

If you need to apply for a visa to visit the US, you will need a letter of invitation. Please send moni an email requesting the letter, and include: your full name as it appears in your passport, country of origin, date of birth, affiliation, and work address. Judy Blake (The Jackson Laboratory) will sign the letter on behalf of the GOC.

Join us in Washington DC