Closing Reception Excursion


The Closing Reception Excursion is new this year! The banquet and excursion events have been combined to create a fun, end- of-meeting experience at the Spy Museum in Washington, DC (700 L’Enfant Plaza SW).

This event will take place on the evening of Friday, July 28, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Transportation available 6:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

This event is included in the attendee conference registration fee and offers optional bus transportation to and from Washington DC, admission to the Spy Museum, and a reception with heavy buffet appetizers and a cash bar. The reception is a great opportunity to have fun and network with fellow attendees and guests.

Food and beverages are located on the rooftop of the Museum, and on the 4th and 5th exhibit floors that are exclusive only to IMPS attendees (and guests). Your guest is welcome to attend for an additional fee. Stop at the Society Registration Desk to inquire at least 48 hours prior to the event. 

Bus Transportation provided:

Bus transportation will be provided by the Psychometric Society and available for all attendees to use to and/or from The Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Bus pick-up and drop-off will take place at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783). Buses will be available at the Marriott on a loop for attendees to take transportation anytime to the Spy Museum between 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Return buses will then start to be available at the Spy Museum on a loop between 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. back to the Marriott. The last bus will depart from the Spy Museum at 10:30 p.m.

Bus Transportation Tip:

If you would like to be paired with your friends to travel to and from D.C., please be sure to “line-up together” in order to be placed on the same bus.

Schedule Overview (Timeline) for the Evening:

6:15 p.m – 8:00 p.m.  Buses available at the College Park Marriott on a flow to transport attendees to The Spy Museum, in Washington, D.C.

6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Society coordinated the Spy Museum Gift Shop to stay open past 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. for IMPS private attendee access. Consider stopping by the gift shop to check out all the great souvenirs. (Note: attendees may be required to show their IMPS badge after 7 p.m. to formally gain private access to the shop as it closes to the public at 7 p.m. The gift shop is located in the main lobby area of the Spy Museum.)

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Closing Reception Excursion Event. Attendees will receive admission to explore the Spy Museum and interact on the 4th and 5th floors of the exhibits. In addition, a hosted appetizer buffet and a cash bar will be provided for attendees and guests to enjoy.

8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Buses available on a flow at the Spy Museum to transport attendees back to the College Park Marriott.

Important Note:

The Spy Museum doors to the exhibits do not open until 7:00 p.m. for IMPS attendee access. Traffic is hard to predict in the Washington, D.C., area and we apologize in advance if any of the IMPS buses arrive early. Attendees are welcome to stay on the bus or walk around outside of the Spy Museum to take pictures and visit with other fellow attendees until the event start time. The Spy Museum gift shop located in the Museum lobby will also be available for attendee shopping until 8 p.m.

Transportation on your own: 

Attendees are not required to use the transportation provided. On Friday, July 28, the IMPS educational sessions end by 12:45 p.m. Attendees may consider going to explore D.C. on their own prior to the Closing Reception Excursion. Attendees can use the METRO to get to D.C. and then plan to meet directly at the Spy Museum or may come back to College Park and catch the provided transportation to the museum anytime between 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Attendees may also choose to stay longer in the D.C. area following the Spy Museum event and not need transportation back to the College Park area.

For detailed instructions and map on how to use the local College Park Metro system, click here: Directions using Metro to the D.C. mall area

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