NEXT Conference & Exposition Exhibitor Housing

  • The following housing and travel information applies to NEXT Conference being held in National Harbor, Maryland.


    APTA's official housing bureau for NEXT is J. Spargo & Associates.

    Beware of Housing Pirates & Poachers

    APTA does not endorse booking hotel reservations via sources other than J. Spargo and Associates.

    When APTA secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), the properties are researched to ensure that attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price.

    Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants and exhibitors for room reservations for society or other organizations meetings. Often room poachers may misrepresent themselves as APTA’s official housing provider and registrants and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, e-mail, or phone with offers for cut rate housing. The poacher might inform registrants and exhibitors that the hotel room block is "sold out," and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room.

    Learn more about how to avoid pirates and poachers.

    APTA is committed to providing a high quality housing experience for its exhibitors and attendees and contracts for a room block to secure those housing needs. To support APTA and its efforts, and to take advantage of the special rate offered to all attendees, we encourage you to book your housing accommodations using APTA's official housing vendor, J. Spargo & Associates by May 26, 2015. Should you have any questions on housing or solicitations, please contact APTA's Housing Center at

    Hotel rates, location, and availability may be viewed online or by contacting the J. Spargo representatives via the methods listed below:

    • Online: Secure your guest room reservation online, 24 hours a day.
    • By Phone: Call in your reservations to the APTA Housing Center at 877/585-6003. If outside the USA/Canada: 703/449-6418. The APTA Housing Center is open Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm, ET.

    Special Requests: To request a hospitality suite contact Angela Smith, APTA Housing Account Manager at Note: All suite requests must receive APTA approval before the reservation is confirmed.


    Air Travel

    Discounted rates are available by referencing the codes below when making your reservations.

    American Airlines:
    800/433-1790; use Auth# A8255BM
    Discount not available for reservations booked online.
    Travel Dates 5/29/2015 - 6/9/2015

    Delta Airlines
    800/328-1111 | Account Code: NMK8C
    Online: When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on More Search Options and enter the NMK8C in the box provided on the Search Flight page. There is no service fee when booking online.
    Travel Dates 5/27/2015 - 6/9/2015

    United Airlines:
    800/426-1122; Use ZTFQ and Agreement Code: 324599
    Online, Enter ZTFQ324599 in the Offer Code Box.
    There is no service fee when booking online.
    Travel Dates 5/31/2015 - 6/9/2015

    Rail Travel

    The Washington DC Union Station depot is located approximately 10 miles from the Gaylord Resort Hotel and Convention Center. Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Washington DC Union Station between 5/29/2015-6/9/2015. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 800/872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X49U-915 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service and is subject to other restrictions.

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