The 2023 ChIPs NextGen Summit will be held at the USPTO, Madison Building, Clara Barton Auditorium,
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Photo courtesy of the USPTO


The following hotels are located within walking distance of the USPTO:
- The Westin Alexandria Old Town, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA
ChIPs does not have a room block or discounted rate at these properties

public transportation & parking

Public transportation


The USPTO is a short walk from both the King Street Metro station (yellow and blue lines) and the Eisenhower Avenue Metro station (yellow line only) and is served by both Metrorail and Metrobus services. See the WMATA website for more info.


Alexandria Union Station, adjacent to King Street Metro station, is served by both Amtrak and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) commuter railway.

Alexandria DASH Bus

Alexandria's local bus system has several routes with stops near the USPTO, with the AT7 line being the closest. Please see the DASH schedule for more information. 


Public garage parking immediately adjacent to the Madison Building is available for purchase in the East Garage (recommended) and in the West Garage. Hourly and daily parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pay kiosks are located in the elevator landings of the P2 and P3 levels in the East Garage and P1 and P2 levels in the West Garage. In the uncommon event that both garages reach capacity, parking will be limited to monthly permit holders and USPTO employees, but other public garage parking is amply available in the immediate area.

Limited hourly pay street parking is also available.