Forum Information

Hotel


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BIG Idea Host Hotel


hotel BIG Idea

Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Roads – Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

1700 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

  • Deadline to make reservations is 5 PM EST on Friday, January 13, 2017
  • $91 for single occupancy ($20 per each additional guest in room). Room Rate includes breakfast for up to 3 individuals.
  • Please plan to arrival at the hotel by Tuesday, February 14 in time for a 7 p.m. Forum registration/check-in. The BIG Idea Forum ends at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 16th - please plan your outgoing flights accordingly.
  • Group Code is NIA

Reservations

  • To make reservations by phone, please call the in-house reservations at 757-827-8200 or the Embassy line at 1-800-EMBASSY and use the Group Code.
  • To make reservations online, please visit www.EmbassySuitesHampton.com, enter the dates, then choose “Add Special Rate Codes” then enter the group code in the box labeled “Group Code” (NIA).
  • Deadline to make a reservation is 5 p.m. EST, January 13, 2017.

Transportation


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Directions to NASA Langley Research Center

From Norfolk International Airport (ORF)

  1. Get on I-64 West from Norview Avenue
  2. Stay on I-64 West for 17.4 miles, through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (No Toll)
  3. Take exit 262 B to Magruder Blvd, staying in the right lane.
  4. Turn right onto Commander Sheppard Blvd. Continue for 3 miles.
  5. Turn right into NASA Langley Research Center Badge & Pass

From Newport News / Williamsburg Airport (PHF)

  1. Get onto Bland Blvd.
  2. Turn left onto Jefferson Avenue
  3. Take the right-hand ramp onto I-64 East toward Hampton/Norfolk
  4. Take exit 261 B for Hampton Roads Center Parkway
  5. Stay in the right lane and merge onto Magruder Blvd.
  6. Turn right onto Commander Sheppard Blvd.
  7. Turn right into NASA Langley Research Center Badge & Pass

From Richmond International Airport (RIC)

  1. From Richard E. Byrd Terminal Drive, take a slight left onto S. Airport Drive
  2. Use the right lane to merge onto I-295 S/Norfolk/Rocky Mt.; follow & merge onto I-64 East for 64 miles
  3. Take exit 261 B for Hampton Roads Center Parkway
  4. Stay in the right lane and merge onto Magruder Blvd.
  5. Turn right onto Commander Sheppard Blvd.
  6. Turn right into NASA Langley Research Center Badge & Pass

Registration

The Steering Committee/Judges will review proposals and select teams to move onto the 2018 BIG Idea Forum held in March of 2018.

Each selected design team will receive a monetary award to facilitate full participation in the Big Idea Forum. Details of the award will be communicated directly to each team’s faculty/industry advisor.

Lunches and snacks on March 5 and 6 will be included with the registration fee (breakfast is included with your hotel rate).

Teams are responsible for making all their own travel arrangements, including hotel reservations.

Agenda


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You can find the tentative 2017 BIG Idea Agenda by clicking the button below.