General Information
Temperatures
While the weather does get cooler in November in Washington DC, there are still some warm days to be had. Temperatures at this time of year will usually average a mild 58ºF and nighttime lows of 41ºF. 
Today's weather

Arrival
There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region:
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA)
Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD)
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI)

All three offer multiple US and International flights daily. American Airlines and United Airlines service all three airports.

Traveling to DC from the Airports
Reagan National Airport is located just across the Potomac River in Virginia and is the closest airport to DC. It is accessible via its own Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow Lines. To catch a taxi, look for the official taxi stand outside of baggage claim. A ride into downtown DC will cost about $15-$20. Visit the Reagan Airport Transportation and Parking page for more information.

Dulles Airport is located 26 miles from DC in suburban Virginia. It has a dedicated access road that makes getting into the city efficient via car, taxi or airport shuttle. Washington Flyer taxi cabs exclusively service Dulles Airport. Taxi stands are located outside the main terminal at Door 2 and Door 6. A ride into DC will cost about $60-$68. Washington Flyer also offers a Silver Line Express Bus that drops off at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station about 15 minutes away. Silver Line Express Bus fare is $5 for one way. Purchase tickets inside the airport at Arrivals Door 4. Visit the Dulles Airport Transportation and Parking page for more information.

BWI Airport is a bit further out in Baltimore, but oftentimes that means you can find even better flight deals. BWI Airport is accessible via an Amtrak train route that drops off at DC’s Union Station. A reserved seat on the train will cost $15-$30. Visit the BWI Airport Ground Transportation page for more information.

All three airports also have a variety of car rental desks. Check with your preferred car rental company for more information.

Tipping
Tipping is commonplace in the US. In most cases, a tip in the range of 15% - 20% (before tax) is perfectly acceptable.

Insurance/Liability
AGN International, Ltd. and AGN International - North America, Inc. cannot be held responsible for any personal injury, loss, damage, accident to private property or additional expenses incurred as a result of delays or changes in the air, rail, sea, road or other services, strikes, sickness, weather and any other cause. Participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.

Electrics
Electricity voltage as in the US is 120V. The sockets in the US are two pins plus a round pin underneath. Bring a plug converter with you.
 
Deadlines
Hotel Reservations: October 13, 2018 (Room rate: US$259 single/double + tax)
If you encounter any problems making your hotel reservations, contact Courtney Mino, Director of Events.

Conference Registration: October 12, 2018

Registering for this World Congress does not include your hotel room; hotel reservations must be made separately. If you encounter any problems with the conference registration process, contact Courtney Mino, Director of Events.

Cancellations/Refunds
Cancellations for all technical and social events must be received before 5 pm MT on October 12, 2018 to avoid penalty. While substitutions will always be accepted, cancellations received between October 13 and October 19, 2018 are subject to a fee of $200. Unfortunately, no refunds are available for cancellations received after October 19, 2018.

Attire
Business casual (and comfortable shoes) will be appropriate for all technical sessions. Do remember that hotel air conditioning systems are prone to fluctuation, you may wish to bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions to ensure your comfort. 

Appropriate attire for social events
 • Sunday evening cocktails & dinner - Business
 • Companion/Spouse Tour - Casual
 • Monday dinner - Business/cocktail
 • Tuesday evening - Business casual

Continuing Education Information (CPE/CPD)
Delegates will receive a link to an online evaluation form which allows you to rate sessions throughout each day. After you evaluate the last session of the conference, you will have access to your CPE/CPD certificate.

Canadian Members: you may submit your CPE certificate to your Provincial Institute to qualify for CPD. 

Learning Objectives:  The overall program's objective is to provide organizational learning processes that are collaborative and iterative so as to expand participants' knowledge in the critical areas of Practice Management and Business Development. (See each session's description)

Prerequisites:  Must be a firm partner, principal, manager, in a leadership position, or have partner approval to attend

Program Level:  Advanced

Advanced Preparation:  None

Delivery Type:  Group - Live

CPE Credit / Field of Study:  Varies by session (see each session's description)

Registration:  Online at www.agn.org/WC2018

Record Retention:  All CPE records are maintained in the AGN database for a minimum of five years

Complaint Resolution:  Contact AGN International - North America's Regional Director Kathy Sautters via email or phone her at 303-743-7880, option 1


AGN International - North America Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org

AGN International - North America, Inc. is also registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.