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exterior view of the National Conference CenterThe National Conference Center (NCC)
18980 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, VA 20176

Main Phone: 703.729.8000

The National Conference Center is located on the North side of U.S. Route 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy) at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and Upper Belmont Place, four miles East from Leesburg, Virginia, and 35 miles Northwest of Washington, D.C. All parking is free. If you drive a hybrid vehicle, you’ll enjoy convenient parking in one of the 12 hybrid parking spots near the front entrance of the main building.

If you are flying into Dulles International Airport and do not plan to rent a car (a perfectly feasible choice, since our entire conference will be held at NCC) you can request a conference shuttle, which must be reserved at least three business days before you need it. The shuttle generally takes less than 30 minutes to transport you to NCC, leaves on the hour, and costs $20 each way. Full information on the NCC shuttle.

If you are driving to NCC, perhaps you can provide a ride to another participant. You can offer a ride on our ride share board. Just add your offer on a new line and check existing requests to see if you can help someone.

If you are looking for a ride to NCC, check out our ride share board. Perhaps you’ll find someone who is offering a ride. If not, enter your request on a new line.

Driving directions

From Washington Dulles International Airport

  • When leaving the airport terminal on airport road, stay in right-hand lane and take the exit marked ‘Route 267 Leesburg,’ and travel West through the Toll Gate.
  • Follow Route 267 West (Dulles Greenway) for about 6 miles, exiting at Route 659 North (Exit 4), which is Belmont Ridge Road.
  • Proceed on Route 659 North for about 3 1/2 miles (crossing Route 7, Harry Byrd Hwy and Riverside Parkway) to Upper Belmont Place. Belmont Ridge Road becomes Upper Belmont Place at the intersection of Riverside Parkway (2nd traffic light after Rt. 7 intersection).
  • Follow signs to the entrance of The National Conference Center located at the end of Upper Belmont Place.
  • Please proceed past the Welcome Center at our entrance and follow signs to the Front Desk.

From Washington, DC

  • Take Constitution Avenue (Route 50 West) to Interstate 66 West.
  • Follow 66 West to Exit 67 to ‘Dulles Airport/Baltimore and I-495 N.’ and bear right onto Route 267 West, the Dulles Toll Road (stay in local lanes, not express airport traffic lanes).
  • Remain on the Dulles Toll Road for about 20 miles following signs to the Dulles Greenway West towards Leesburg.
  • Take the Dulles Greenway (you will go through a second toll) continuing for about 6 miles, exiting at Route 659 North (Exit 4), which is Belmont Ridge Road.
  • Proceed on Route 659 North for about 3 1/2 miles (crossing Route 7, Harry Byrd Hwy and Riverside Parkway) to Upper Belmont Place. Belmont Ridge Road becomes Upper Belmont Place at the intersection of Riverside Parkway (2nd traffic light after Rt. 7 intersection).
  • Follow signs to the entrance of The National Conference Center located at the end of Upper Belmont Place.
  • Please proceed past the Welcome Center at our entrance and follow signs to the Front Desk.

Northbound (From Richmond)

  • From I-95 North toward Washington, D.C. to Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway), take Interstate 495 North heading toward Tyson’s Corner/Rockville (not toward Alexandria).
  • From Interstate 495, take the left Exit 45/Dulles Airport onto Route 267 West, (stay in local lanes, not express airport traffic lanes).
  • Remain on Route 267 for about 20 miles following signs to the Dulles Greenway West towards Leesburg.
  • Continue on the Dulles Greenway (you will go through a second toll) for about 6 miles. Take Exit 4, Route 659 North, which is Belmont Ridge Road.
  • Proceed on Route 659 North for about 3 1/2 miles (crossing Route 7, Harry Byrd Hwy and Riverside Parkway) to Upper Belmont Place. Belmont Ridge Road becomes Upper Belmont Place at the intersection of Riverside Parkway (2nd traffic light after Rt. 7 intersection).
  • Follow signs to the entrance of The National Conference Center located at the end of Upper Belmont Place.
  • Please proceed past the Welcome Center at our entrance and follow signs to the Front Desk.

Southbound (From Baltimore)

  • Take I-95 South to Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway) West (right-hand lanes) towards Bethesda/Northern Virginia.
  • From Interstate 495, take the exit for Route 267 West, Dulles Toll Road (stay in local lanes, not express airport traffic lanes).
  • Remain on the Dulles Toll Road for about 20 miles following signs to the Dulles Greenway towards Leesburg.
  • Take the Dulles Greenway (you will go through a second toll) for about 6 miles, exiting at Route 659 North (Exit 4), which is Belmont Ridge Road.
  • Proceed on Route 659 North for about 3 1/2 miles (Crossing Route 7, Harry Byrd Hwy and Riverside Parkway) to Upper Belmont Place. Belmont Ridge Road becomes Upper Belmont Place at the intersection of Riverside Parkway (2nd traffic light after Rt. 7 intersection).
  • Follow signs to the entrance of The National Conference Center located at the end of Upper Belmont Place.
  • Please proceed past the Welcome Center at our entrance and follow signs to the Front Desk.

Eastbound (From Winchester, VA)

  • Take Route 7 East to Leesburg (approximately 35 miles).
  • At Leesburg, continue on the bypass and take the exit marked ‘Tyson’s Corner Route 7 East.’
  • Continue on Route 7 East until the 5th traffic light (approximately 3 miles) and turn Left on Belmont Ridge Road. Belmont Ridge Road becomes Upper Belmont Place at the intersection of Riverside Parkway (2nd traffic light).
  • Continue straight and follow signs to the entrance of The National Conference Center located at the end of Upper Belmont Place.
  • Please proceed past the Welcome Center at our entrance and follow signs to the Front Desk.

Southbound (From Frederick, MD)

  • Take US-15 South. When the road splits, follow US-15 S / US-340 W exit on the right towards Leesburg/Charles Town. Keep bearing right.
  • Merge into the left lane onto US-15 S / US-340 W (4.6 miles).
  • Merge onto US-15 South via the exit on the LEFT towards Leesburg crossing into Virginia (17.4 miles).
  • Bear Left at South 15 (bypass) towards ‘Route 7, Warrenton, Winchester, Alexandria.’
  • Turn Left at the 3rd traffic light onto Fort Evans Road. (There is a DMV on your right) Note: There is only a light for vehicles turning left; the straight lanes do not have a traffic signal here.
  • Continue straight on Fort Evans Road until the stoplight intersecting with Belmont Ridge Road.
  • Turn Left onto Belmont Ridge Road.
  • Continue straight and follow signs to the entrance of The National Conference Center located at the end of Upper Belmont Place.
  • Please proceed past the Welcome Center at our entrance and follow signs to the Front Desk.