City Safety and Security Tips

As in any metropolitan area, please be mindful of your surroundings. Below are some tips and recommendations for traveling in major cities. 

Conference Hotel Address

Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

In the case of a medical emergency: Dial 911

Street/Travel Safety Information:

  • When departing your hotel room, lock up valuables in a safe or safety deposit box.
  • Do not carry your passport with you once you arrive. Lock up your passport in a hotel safe. If you would like to have identification on you, make a copy of your passport.
  • Do not bring all your cash with you when you leave the hotel. Consider locking a portion in the hotel sleeping room safe or a safety deposit box. 
  • Provide your itinerary to someone back at home/office.
  • When departing the hotel in the evening, place your conference badge in your purse or pocket. 
  • Walk on well-lit and populated streets.
  • Avoid street solicitors and do not feel inclined to provide monetary fund. Feel comfortable saying "no". 
  • When carrying a purse, ensure it is being carried securely under your arm.


Hotel Safety Information:

  • Never leave your door ajar when stepping out of your hotel room.
  • Never write your hotel room number on your hotel key.
  • Do not answer the door without checking the peephole and asking who is there.
  • Evaluate the nearest exit from your hotel room and in conference meeting rooms.
  • Identify the nearest fire extinguishers on your hotel floor and in the meeting space.
  • While attending the NCURA conference or conference related events, please wear your name badge at all times. Should you lose your badge, inform the NCURA registration desk immediately.
  • Do not allow anyone access to use your name badge at any time. 
  • Should you find a name badge, return it to NCURA’s registration desk.
  • Fill out the emergency information on the back of your name badge.
  • Report any suspicious activity to hotel security, hotel management or an NCURA representative. 


Nearest Hospital

George Washington University Hospital

900 23rd St. NW

Washington, DC 20037

1+(202) 715-4000


Closest Pharmacy


1815 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington DC 20009

1+ (202) 332-1718


Closest Urgent Care

MedStar Prompt Care

1805 Columbia Rd

Washington, DC 20009

1+ (202) 797-4960


*The Washington Hilton & NCURA do not intend for this list to be an endorsement for particular medical providers, nor is it a guarantee/representation of the quality of care. 

Closest Police Station

Third District Station

1620 V St. NW

Washington, DC 20009



Closest Fire Station

DCFD Engine 9

1617 U Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009

National Council of University Research Administrators
1015 18th Street, NW, Suite 901
Washington, DC  20036

Phone: +1 (202) 466-3894 • Fax: +1 (202) 223-5573 • Email: info@ncura.edu