Conference Location and Accommodations
All sessions and meals will be held in the brand new Meeting Pavilion at The Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia. This resort is situated on 573 rolling acres in the Virginia countryside, in close proximity to Monticello, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park, in an area known for its numerous wineries.
The heart of the Inn was built from the timbers of an abandoned gristmill dating from 1834, dismantled and reconstructed at the current site. It had survived burning despite the orders of Generals Grant and Custer during their march through Charlottesville in the Civil War. The original fieldstones, heart pine beams and planks, and massive grist stones are now prominently featured throughout the Inn, particularly in the time-worn timbers of the Old Mill Room.
The discounted room cost for conference attendees at The Boar's Head Inn is US$149. Note that rooms are also subject to tax and resort fees. The deadline for reservations at the discounted rate is August 24, 2009. Make hotel reservations by contacting The Boar's Head Inn directly via telephone at (800) 476-1988. Be sure to request the US-Taiwan Business Council's group rate - Group Code 10F0ZB, or the group name "US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference" - or you will be charged the hotel's regular rack rate.
Hotel reservations after the deadline date of August 24, 2009 can only be made subject to availability. Hotel check-in is 4:00pm, and check-out is 12:00pm. Please talk to The Boar's Head Inn for additional reservation policies. Should your flight arrive early or leave late, please contact the hotel directly to inquire about flexible check-in/check-out times. If you have any questions about your room reservation at The Boar's Head Inn, please contact the hotel directly at (800) 476-1988.
The Boar's Head Inn.
Transportation to The Boar's Head Inn is the attendee's responsibility. The resort is located just west of Charlottesville off of Route 250 - approximately two hours by car from Dulles International Airport (IAD). In addition, US Airways Express, United Express and Delta Connection serve the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Airport (CHO), located 10 miles north of the Inn.
Driving & Parking
For local attendees, free parking is available on-site. See the Conference Location Map for parking and venue information. The Boar’s Head website offers driving directions from around the region.
Dulles International Airport (IAD)
From Dulles, limousine and car service to Charlottesville is available from ABC Limo Services [$45-$60/hour plus long-distance fee] or from Airport Connection Limousine Service [$229/one-way trip]. The main terminal at Dulles also has the following rental car agencies: Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. See Dulles Airport Rental Cars for contact information. Click here (PDF) for detailed driving instructions and other options.
Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Airport (CHO)
The Boar’s Head Inn offers its guests complimentary transportation to and from Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Airport. Transportation requires advanced reservations, and is limited between the hours of 7:00 am to 10:30 pm. Contact the Boar’s Head Inn directly at (434) 296-2181. Taxis are available from the airport to the Inn for approximately $25. For additional local transportation options, see the CHO Ground Transportation website.