General Information


ISoLA will be held at the Loyola College Graduate Center located in Columbia, Maryland, located between Washington DC and Baltimore.

Within half an hours drive, are many sites of historical and cultural interest in Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis, the capital of the state of Maryland, home of the United States Naval Academy, and a beautifully example of early colonial architecture.

Getting to Columbia

The nearest airport is BWI (Baltimore Washington International), to/from which there are many daily nonstop flights to most major destinations in the US, and many in Europe.

A larger number of international flights are to/from Washington Dulles International airport (airport code IAD). Transportation to/from Dulles takes significantly longer due to traffic.

Domestic and Canadian flights are available to/from Washington Reagan National airport (airport code DCA).

From the Airports to the conference venue

Transportation is provided by: Airport Connection Limos
This is a very reliable limo service, which meets the passenger at baggage claim and brings them directly to their destination. Highly recommended for reliability and on-time arrival. Price is per car, not per person.
tel: 1 877 772 5466 (toll free)
tel: +1 202 393 2110
fax: +1 301 565 5020

Shared ride service (cheaper but may involve a number of stops en route) is provided by Super Shuttle; price is per passenger.
tel: 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826) or
tel: 703 416-6661

Getting to Loyola College by Car


Average temperature ranges in September from 61 to 79 degrees F (16 to 26 degrees C)

Other Information


The US operates a Visa Waiver Program for certain countries for visitors staying less than 90 days. Please check if your country is a participant in this program:

If you require a letter of invitation for visa purposes, please send an email with the subject line "visa letter request" to

Please note that letters of invitation will only be issued to persons who have already registered to attend ISoLA 2005.


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