Celebrating 25 Years of TREC

November 15, 2016
Building 101, Green Auditorium
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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General Information


Please check-in at the registration desk near the Green Auditorium in the Administration Building (Building 101), at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) main campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Signs will direct you to the registration area once you are in the Administration Building.

The Celebration will be on Tuesday, November 15, at 9:00 a.m., in the Green Auditorium, Building 101.

Due to NIST security, no on-site registrations can be accepted and all attendees must be pre-registered. A government-issued photo identification must be presented at the Visitor Center before entering the NIST campus; for non-U.S. citizens, this identification must be a passport. Attendees must wear their workshop badge at all times while on the NIST campus.


Registration questions: Karen Startsman, (karen.startsman@nist.gov), phone: 301-975-6602.
TREC questions: Angela Ellis (agellis@nist.gov).


The telephone number for contact with the meeting is 301-975-4498. Attendees will not be called out of the meeting to receive telephone calls, except in emergencies.

Wireless Access

Wireless access will be available to participants.

Coffee Breaks

West Square at NIST. Refreshments will be available at two coffee breaks during the celebration.


Lunch is not provided for Celebration attendees. Attendees may purchase their own lunch in the NIST cafeteria or leave the campus to purchase lunch. If you leave the NIST campus for lunch, please be prepared to show your Celebration event registration badge and photo ID upon your return to the NIST campus.


A Banquet dinner will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Gaithersburg hotel on Tuesday evening, November 15, beginning with a cash bar at 6 p.m. One dinner ticket is included in the cost of the event registration. Amit Singhal, former Google SVP of Search and now head of the Singhal Foundation, will be the banquet speaker.


Want swag? You'll need to bring your own.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center Marriott at a group rate of $182, plus tax. This rate includes breakfast for one person per night and internet access. Hotel reservations must be made by October 17, 2016. Reservations must be canceled by 4 p.m. on the arrival date in order to receive a refund. To reserve a room by phone, you may call 800-321-2211 and reference the NIST TREC Room Block.

Round-trip transportation will be provided between the hotel and NIST on the day of the Celebration.


See the NIST Visitor Information page for up-to-date information regarding travel to NIST. Please take special note of the Campus Access and Security details. In particular, because of the REAL ID Act of 2005, domestic vistors cannot use a driver's license from some states as a form of id. Foreign nationals must always use a valid passport as their id.

If you are planning to drive onto the NIST campus, you must present your photo identification and vehicle registration or car rental agreement at the main gate to be admitted to the conference.

Last updated: Wednesday, 09-Nov-2016 07:15:40 EST
Date created: Wednesday, Sept 6, 2016