13th Annual Symposium
Save-the-date: June 12-14, 2024 | College Park, MD

Hotel & Travel

We are thrilled to announce that the 2024 Deshpande Symposium will take place in College Park, MD at the University of Maryland! Our conference hotel is the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, but most of the conference activities will be taking place at the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center Building on the campus of the University of Maryland. While this is walkable, a shuttle will be provided.


Please click on the hotel link below to make a reservation within the discount room block. The deadline to make your hotel reservation is May 29, 2024. Be sure to reserve your room early as the below rates will not be available once they are sold out.

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Address: 3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783
Rate: $249 per night + taxes & fees


  • The closest airport is: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
  • Transportation options include: 
    • bus (nearby stations include the New Carrollton Metro Station, Greyhound, the Greenbelt Metro Station)
    • subway (nearby stations include the Prince George’s Plaza and College Park – University of Maryland Metro)
    • train (nearby stations include the Union Station Amtrak and New Carrollton Train Station)
    • Rental cars, taxis, and various ride shares (Lyft and Uber) are also widely available. There is complimentary on-site parking.

Symposium Location

Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center Building at the University of Maryland
4131 Campus Dr
College Park, MD 20742