Welcome to the 74th International SAWE Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
The SAWE Capital Region Chapter is honored to host the 74th Annual SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties.
In the interest of keeping this year’s conference accessible and affordable, we chose a modest hotel at the north end of Old Town Alexandria. The hotel is in a quiet and safe mixed residential area and is in easy walking distance to the Potomac River, shops and restaurants in historic Old Town, and walking, jogging, and bicycle trails. The hotel is only three miles from Washington National Airport and about a half mile from a Metro station. The hotel provides free shuttle service to these locations as well as to downtown Alexandria so you probably won’t need a rental car.
In addition to a full technical and training program, we are arranging tours to see the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport, historic Mount Vernon, and some of the still wild beauty of the Potomac River. We have kept one day open for people to explore the area on their own; downtown Washington DC is only four stops away on the Metro and we’ll provide Metro cards and guides to the city to all who want them.
Although the Washington DC area provides a lot for people to see and do, we hope that the technical and training content of the conference will provide equal incentive for you to attend. The SAWE rests on a firm foundation of technical information and expertise, but this foundation must be repaired and re-enforced each year at the conference through technical papers, training, presentations, and the informal exchange of experiences and ideas.
Whether you are a veteran of many conferences or a first-timer, we hope you will help advance mass properties engineering and keep the SAWE foundation strong by participating in the conference. The conference committee and the Capital Region Chapter will do our part to make your experience rewarding, productive, and enjoyable.