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Friday, October 21st 8AM – 6PM:

The first day of the symposium will include panel discussions with experts on genocide, gender, and the effects of violence against women in conflict; remarks and analyses from keynote speakers; and testimonies from witnesses and survivors, including women from Darfur and other areas of conflict.

Saturday, October 22nd 8AM - 4PM:

The second day will be dedicated to breakout sessions for students, activists, and Sudanese diaspora members, with a focus on advocacy training, networking, strategy development, and a roundtable discussion with Sudanese diaspora from all parts of Sudan to develop a united Sudanese strategy for change in Sudan.

Sunday, October 23rd 10AM - 4PM:

Student advocacy training and networking day.

ADDRESS: Cloyd Heck Marvin Center at George Washington University (800 21st St NW)

Monday, October 24th (optional) - 9:30AM:

Lobby day.
ADDRESS: Capitol Hill, Longworth House Office Building Cafeteria (9 Independence Ave SE)




Students: $25; Non-Students: $60

Registration with Symposium t-shirt (optional): Students $45; Non-Students: $80

A light lunch will be served on both days

*Scholarships and group discounts are available upon request. For more information, email us at


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Step One: Planning

Which days would you like to attend?
The main symposium days are Friday (10.21) and Saturday (10.22).
There is a student and advocacy training and networking day on Sunday (10.23).
And a highly encouraged Lobby Day on Monday (10.24).

Step Two: Traveling

Can you get to D.C. on a bus?
Megabus, Boltbus, Greyhound, and Chinatown Bus are cheap travel options.

Do you need to fly?
Check whether you can get a student discount for airline tickets:
What Airlines Offer Students Discounts”.
And then check these websites to find the cheap travel flights:
13 Secrets for Finding Cheaper Airfare
Start the Adventure
Student Universe (student discount flights)

Step Three: Housing

Are you looking for cheap hostels and group stay housing?
We understand when money is tight. Take a look at these options:
Washington Peace Center Mass Housing Resources
William Penn House on Capitol Hill Duo Housing
HI Washington, DC Hostel
DC Lofty – Convention Center
Washington DC House
International House of Washington, DC
Washington International Student Center
Capital Comfort Hospital

Would you like to stay near Reagan National Airport?
Most hotels near the airport offer a free shuttle service between the hotel, the airport,
and the nearest metro station. Take a look at these options:

Best Western (rooms at $119-129/night excluding tax).
Hampton Inn & Suites (rooms at $214/night excluding tax).

Would you like to stay in a hotel in Downtown DC and walk to our Symposium?
Downtown DC is a busy part of town, with several hotels, metro stations and restaurants.
Check out these options:

Comfort Inn (10min walk to conference location, rooms at $240-250/night).
Washington Plaza (12min walk to conference location, rooms at $204/night).
Grand Hyatt (6min walk to conference location, rooms at $174/night plus $71 for taxes for 2 nights).
Hyatt Place (9min walk to conference location, rooms at $259/night excluding taxes).

Step Four: Transportation

Are you worried about transportation?
Washington DC is easy to get around.
There are two metro stations close to the venue: Metro Center (Blue, Orange and Red lines)
and McPherson Square (Blue and Orange lines).
If you need a ride, enjoy our partnership with Lyft. New users get
US$55 in ride credit with promo code ‘respond2darfur’. 

DC Metro Map
DC Bus Map