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Visa Requirements

Depending on where you will be traveling from, you may require a U.S. visa for your travel for the Summit. It is recommended to apply for a visa appointment several months before the Summit. For more information on how to obtain a visa, visit the U.S. Embassy website of your country of origin. 

The Summit organizers can provide you with invitation letters and embassy letters to support your visa application. If you would like an invitation letter for this year’s Summit, please contact for assistance. 

Accommodations and Directions

Making Cents International has established a partnership with the Marriott Courtyard to offer discounted rates during the event. 

To take advantage of this special rate, please use the following online reservation link:


The last day to book this special rate is August 10, 2024. There are also several other hotels located near the Summit venue. Please find them below. 

Hotel List and Rates

See estimated rates for the week of September 9-12, 2024. We recommend booking well in advance to secure your room and using and utilizing search engines (e.g., or to see if you can find better rates.  Some nearby hotels are listed in the table. Prices are not guaranteed. 


There are two parking garages, Town Square Garage and Wayne Avenue Garage, available near the Summit venue for $1.25/hour. No reservation is required.  


Silver Spring Metro Station is less than a 10-minute walk from the Summit venue. This metro station services the Red Line, which will bring you to downtown DC, or transfer you to the Yellow Line and Reagan National Airport. 

Transportation from Reagan International Airport (DCA):  

Metro: From the Washington National Airport Metro Station, take the Yellow Line 6 stops toward Mount Vernon Square. Depart the Yellow Line train when you reach Gallery Pl-Chinatown. Board the Red Line and travel 8 stops toward Glenmont. Depart the Red Line train at Silver Spring Station. From there, head northeast on Colesville Road toward Metropolitan Branch Trail. Turn right onto Wayne Avenue. Then turn left onto Fenton Street, followed by a right toward Pershing Drive, and then a left toward Pershing Drive. Your destination will be on your left.  

View a map of the downtown Silver Spring area here. Still need to register for the Summit? Register here.

Key Contacts

For any queries on logistics, please contact Reed Atkinson, Associate, Project Delivery at Making Cents International via

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