General Information

Meeting Venue and Room Information

All Sessions, Meeting and Courses will be held at the:

Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

During presentations, please turn off all cell phones or set them to vibrate.


Sleeping rooms will be available at the Gaylord National Resort at a discounted rate. The hotel will charge one night’s stay when you make your reservation. It is refundable if you cancel up to 48 hours before arrival. Reduced-rate reservations in the HPS block may be booked by using this link.

This is the ONLY way to book a room at the hotel at the HPS rate!!!

Conference Attire

Casual dress is appropriate throughout the meeting. For comfort in the air-conditioned meeting rooms, a light jacket or sweater is suggested. Some suggested items that will be helpful in making your stay pleasant include an umbrella, comfortable walking shoes.

Registration Desk

The HPS Registration Desk is staffed to check in attendees and exhibitors, and answer any questions you might have regarding the meeting. The Registration Desk will be located in the Prince George’s Exhibit Hall Foyer.

Internet Access

Complimentary guest room internet will be provided to attendees staying at the Gaylord National Resort.

Food and Beverage

Morning and afternoon breaks will be provided Monday through Wednesday in the exhibit hall. Lunch will be provided on Monday and Tuesday in the exhibit hall. There will be an Awards Lunch on Wednesday open to all attendees. The Welcome Reception will take place on Monday in the exhibit hall.

Messages and Job Announcements

Message boards are located in the Prince George’s Exhibit Hall Foyer. Participants may post messages for friends and colleagues. The registration staff will also post telephone and other messages on these boards. Job announcements or information about employment opportunities may be posted on the Job/Resume Board in the exhibit area.