The Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group is committed to organize an environmentally responsible conference.
For this reason, the Fragility Forum 2020 will heavily rely on technology to reduce the amount of paper used. The Fragility Forum app (upcoming) and this website will be the main sources of information regarding the program. No printed program will be available on the premises, relying instead on the app and the screen monitor on display in the main areas.
No plastic bottles or cups will be used during the conference, only china and glass. Catering will be planned to ensure a minimum amount of food waste.
Please be advised that it is the responsibility of participants to obtain a visa to enter the United States if applicable. The Fragility Forum 2020 Team will not issue visa invitation letters. Please consult the respective United States Consulate regarding United States visa application deadlines and documentation required at http://travel.state.gov/visa.
Arrangements for participants
All event-related expenses, travel, accommodation, medical insurance and other arrangements are the responsibility of the participants.
The main airports of Washington DC are: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) located 15 minutes by car from downtown Washington DC, and Dulles International Airport (IAD) at approximately 45 minutes by car from downtown DC.
Most trains arriving to Washington, DC arrive at Union Station. To get to the World Bank, either take a taxi or take the Red Line Metro from Union Station to Farragut North. From there, it is about 3-4 blocks to the main World Bank building. For more train information, see Amtrak.
The nearest Metro station on the Orange Line is Farragut West (about 2 blocks from the main World Bank building). The nearest station on the Red Line is Farragut North (about 3-4 blocks from the main building). For more information about the Washington, DC metro, see Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. We urge participants to make reservations as soon as possible since local hotels fill up quickly. Some hotels near the World Bank include:
- The Line Hotel
1770 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC 20009, Tel. (202) 588-0525
Ask for Fragility Forum/World Bank negotiated rate.
- AKA White House
1710 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, Tel. (202) 904-2500
- Hotel Lombardy
2019 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20006, Tel. (202) 828-2600
- Club Quarters Hotel
839 17th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006, Tel. (202) 463-6400
- The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, Tel. +1 202 483 6000
Main World Bank entrance for registered participants
1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433.
Collection of identification passes
Please bring a valid photo ID (such as your national passport) to collect your event badge at the registration desk. Your identification pass will be valid for the three days of the Forum and will be required when you wish to enter or leave Bank premises. For identification and security reasons, participants must display their identification passes visibly at all times while in the Bank premises.