8th WG/IG Collaboration Meeting at NIST, January 10-12, 2018


Group details

Chair (s): 
Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey

This short-lived group contains details regarding the upcoming RDA Chairs Collaboration Meeting in Gaithersburg, MD hosted by NIST.
The meeting will begin at 13:00 on January 10, 2018  and end early afternoon  on January 12, 2018. All RDA Chairs are invited, but registration is required. To register, please go to




A logistics document from NIST, including directions, hotel recommendations and entrance requirements is available at




While there are number of hotels on the list, we recommend the nearby Hilton


Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20877


where most attendees have stayed in the past and which has proved convenient for arranging shared rides and so on.


Future updates, including a draft agenda, opportunity for a group dinner, etc.,  will be posted to the mailing list for this group. The group is public but to receive the updates as email please join this group.


Larry Lannom

Recent Activity

29 Nov 2017

alternative lodging options

I am sensitive to indoor air quality and the Hilton, like most big hotels, does not have rooms with windows that can be opened, forcing one to breath recirculated air with formaldehyde and other gasses emitted from furniture, carpets, etc.

I note that the Townepalce Suites, which does have rooms with windows that open, is less one mile walking distance from the entry gate at NIST.  Granted, in bad weather the walk might not be so pleasant (e.g. splashing of slush from the highway if it's snowy), but I prefer to stay there.