Room share is a good way to make new friends while sharing expenses. If you wish to share a room with another participant, please post a notice on the NARTS Facebook group.
Airport Transportation / Driving Directions & Parking
Reagan National Airport (DCA) is 2.5 miles/10 minutes from The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Taxi fare is approximately $10 each way. The Metro is approximately $1.95 per person, each way - travel time is 5 minutes. There is a Metro station located directly across the street from the front entrance of the hotel - the name of the station is Pentagon City on the yellow and blue lines. For driving directions and map to the hotel Click Here. Discounted Valet parking for NARTS attendees is $29 overnight or $19 day use only. The hotel does not have self-parking.
What to Wear
Getting To Know You: Come as you are - comfy and casual!
Resale Bus Tour: Casual & comfy. VERY comfortable shoes!
"Sweet Treats" Dessert Party: Evening Attire - Ladies... Cocktail dress or dressy pant outfit. This is a good time to bring out your strappy sandals and glitzy jewelry! Men... Suits or Sport Coats, Dress Shirt & Slacks - Ties are not required.
Conference Sessions: Business Professional
Sunday Night: Casual Attire - Slacks, Capris, Jeans or Skirts with a lightweight jacket or sweater... whatever you are comfortable in and don't forget your Dancin' shoes!
Weather: The temperature in the Washington, DC area the end of June averages from the low 70's to the mid 80's.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Meeting rooms are always cool and buses are air conditioned, so PLEASE bring a sweater and/or jacket to assure your comfort! If you dress for the outdoor temps, you'll be chilly inside the meeting rooms.
What to Pack
Business cards... to exchange with your peers.
Business checks & credit cards... for your shopping trip through SourceMart and for all the bargains at Auction!
Extra tote bag or suitcase... so you can pack all the papers and goodies you accumulated during Conference.
Info Share handouts... your ads, policies, store newsletters, etc. Bring 200 copies or what you can spare.
For more information about Info Share please visit our FAQ page.
Greeters will be outside opening events to welcome you, answer questions, introduce you to others and make sure your first NARTS meeting is a positive experience. For more information about Meeting Ambassadors read our FAQs. First time attendees will enjoy reading about My First Meeting.
Online registrants will receive a printable confirmation/receipt via email. If you register by mail your confirmation/receipt will be sent via email or mail from the NARTS office.
Registration & Badges
Registration will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City on the Second level, beginning Friday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. For your convenience, we will offer late registration on Friday from 8 to 8:30 PM and Saturday from 8 to 8:45 AM. All name badges must be picked up on-site during registration. Badges will not be mailed in advance. Each registered attendee must pick up their own badge. Be sure to have a valid photo ID available at registration. Name badges are required for admittance to all conference functions.
NO REFUNDS will be granted AFTER June 9, 2014 FOR ANY REASON. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy, under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. No shows will not be refunded. Substitutes welcome with notice from original registrant—the difference between member and non member price will be charged if a non member replaces a member. Written cancellations received NO LATER than June 9, 2014 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee per person - including full guest packages.
NARTS does NOT allow any function (tour, event or auxiliary meeting) that conflicts with any scheduled Conference function. We reserve the right to postpone, delay or cancel ANY function conflicting with an official NARTS function.
Conference attendees and registered guests agree to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for a gathering of resale professionals. Inappropriate or disruptive behavior may result in the person being asked to leave the event or facility and prohibit further Conference attendance at the sole discretion of the Staff and/or Board of NARTS.
Board, staff or attendees may be photographing during Conference and posting photos on social media. Conference attendees and registered guests agree to allow their image to be used by NARTS in Association publications, Website, social media and in marketing and promotional materials. Other attendees may also post your image on their or other Websites and/or social media sites. If you notice someone taking your photo and wish to opt out, please ask them to stop and/or delete your photo from their camera or device.
If you or your registered guest have a special medical dietary requirement and/or a disability that may require accommodation to fully participate AND you failed to indicate it on your registration form, please email or call our meeting planner, Adele Meyer at: 800.544.0751. Special accommodation needs MUST be submitted by June 1, 2014 and special/medical dietary needs by June 9, 2014.
No Smoking Policy
For the comfort and health of all attendees... all NARTS functions will be smoke-free. This includes educational sessions, workshops and all food functions. Also, please honor the smoking policy of the hotel.
Responsible Drinking Policy
Alcoholic beverages are a part of some social events during NARTS Conference. An individual’s decision to partake is a matter of personal choice and is neither encouraged nor discouraged by the Association. Reasonable and appropriate measures are taken by NARTS to ensure that consumption occurs in a safe and responsible manner. All attendees are expected to exercise good judgment in their consumption of alcohol at NARTS events.