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Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements from their residence to Washington, DC. During National Gathering 2011, there will be transportation between venues.

On Monday, June 13, we’ll provide transportation from American University to the Renaissance Hotel and back. We’ll also provide transportation on Tuesday, June 14, from American University to Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, to the Capitol Hill area for your lobby visits, and from the closing worship at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church back to American University.

If you’re not staying at American University and relying on Metro, the closest Metro stop to American University is Tenleytown/AU, which is on the Red line. AU provides a free shuttle from the Tenleytown/AU station to campus. Click here for information about where and when to catch this shuttle.

Taxis are also available—two options are Yellow Cab, (202) 829-4222, and Diamond Cab, (202) 387-6200.

All venues are also accessible by Metro:

  • American University’s Metro stop is Tenleytown-AU (Red Line);
  • the Metro stop for the Washington Renaissance and the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue is Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green, Yellow Lines); and
  • the closest Metro stop to Congress is Capitol South (Blue and Orange Lines).

 Parking is free at American University on Saturday and Sunday. Please park in the Nebraska Street lot, which is at the corner of Nebraska Avenue and New Mexico Avenue. A parking pass will be provided for participants staying at the university throughout the event.

If you plan to drive yourself to the Renaissance Hotel on Monday, June 13, you may park in the hotel garage (cost is $28/day) or in parking garages in the area. If you plan to take Metro, the closest stops are Mt. Vernon Square, on the Green and Yellow lines, and Gallery Place/Chinatown, which is on the Red, Yellow, and Green lines.

If you plan to drive to Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Tuesday, June 14, there is a parking lot on I Street. The cost is $11/day; cash only. There are additional parking garages within the block that range from $15-18/day if you park before 9 a.m.


Online registration is closed. If you're interested in attending, please contact Jasmine Wibisono at jwibisono@bread.org or 202-688-1106.

The registration fee is $275 for individuals and $550 for a family of four.

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Information about venues will be posted as it becomes available.

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Speakers and Presenters

Speakers during the National Gathering 2011 will include high-level government officials, members of Congress and staff, development and nutrition experts, and some of today’s best preachers.

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