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Registration
To start the registration process, please complete the registration and payment form and mail to:
Westat
Attn: Blaise Services, RA 1394S
1600 Research Blvd
Rockville, MD 20850 USA
Or fax the form to 1-301-517-4053. A check, money order or credit card may be used for payment. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Registration is not complete until payment is received. All prices are in U.S. dollars (USD).
You may also email us at IBUC2018@westat.com with registration details.
Fees
The conference registration fee includes access to the conference venue, meeting proceedings, a welcome reception on Tuesday evening, and a social event on Wednesday afternoon/evening. Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks are included each day of the conference. A special welcome gift will be given to each participant. The conference registration fee is:
  • early registration - on or before August 18, 2018 - $595
  • registration after August 18, 2018 - $695

 The pre-conference training is on Monday. The fee is:

  • early registration - on or before August 18, 2018 - $170
  • registration after August 18, 2018 - $200
Guests of conference participants can attend the social event on Wednesday evening for a charge of $75 per person.
Hotel Information
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 USA
The conference hotel is a four star hotel located at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the city’s prime tourist district. Easy access to all Baltimore has to offer is available from the hotel. The special conference room rate is $161/night plus taxes. Rooms at this special rate are limited and available on a first come basis.
To make a reservation, please click here or call 506-474-2009 (outside US) or 877-212-5752 (in US) and give the reference code: Blaise Users Conference
Airport Information
The closest airport to the Renaissance Hotel is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). It is approximately 11 miles (18 km) from the hotel. Other local airports include Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport (IAD).
Transportation
Super Shuttle   To make a reservation, call 800-258-3826. Cost is approximately $17 (one-way).
 Taxis – Taxis cost approximately as follows for a one-way trip:
  • From Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) – $30
  • From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) $135
  • From Dulles International Airport (IAD) – $185
Parking at the Conference
On-site parking and valet parking are available at the Gallery Garage underneath the hotel. The fee is $33 daily for on-site parking and $43 for valet.
Weather for Baltimore, MD
The average daytime highs are 68°F (20°C) and the nighttime lows are 52°F (11°C). For a more accurate forecast prior to travelling, go to the weather forecast for Baltimore, MD
Email & Helpful Links
Please direct all questions regarding the conference to: IBUC2018@westat.com