Important Dates 

Abstract submission now open!

Registration now open!

Hotel reservations now open!

Abstract submission site close:
Extended deadline: July 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm ET

Early bird registration deadline: 
August 16, 2018

Hotel reservation closes:
September 3, 2018


Program Committee Co-Chairs

Jennifer Gardy, BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duncan MacCannell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Program Committee

Meeting Location

Sheraton Tysons Hotel 
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182

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Hotel & Travel

Reserve Your Hotel Today

Sheraton Tysons

8661 Leesburg Pike 
Tysons, VA 22182

The Sheraton Tyson’s Corner Hotel is located just outside of Washington, DC and is accessible by car, taxi or Washington Metrorail. It is closest to Dulles International Airport (IAD), (approximately 10 miles/16.09 km) and also very accessible from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) (approximately 16.0 miles/25.75 km).

If coming via Metro, the hotel is located at the Springhill Station on the Metro’s Silver Line. The hotel provides a shuttle to and from the Metro stop on weekends. Please contact the hotel directly for shuttle schedule. Or, you are welcome to take a taxi; fare is approximately 7 USD including gratuity for one passenger.

If you are traveling by car, please see driving directions from the airport or any other location.


Rooms will be available at the rate of $189 single/double plus tax, applicable fees and are based on room availability. To ensure you receive the special conference rates, make your reservation by Monday, September 3, 2018. The conference rate is not guaranteed after this date. 

Complimentary in-room wireless internet is included for rooms booked within the ASM block.


Hotel reservations may be made online starting Thursday, May 10, 2018. Reserve your room online or call +1 (703) 448–1234. You must ask for the ASM NGS Conference room block to receive the discounted group rate. Cancellation policies may vary depending on the rate or dates of your reservation. Please refer to your reservation confirmation to verify your policy. 

Check-in / Check-out 

  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Check-out: 12:00 pm


  • Self-Parking: $10.00

  • Overnight Valet: $20.00

International Travel 

The American Society for Microbiology invites and welcomes scientists from every part of the world to attend and participate in the ASM Conference on Next-Generation Sequencing. Attendees are not required to present a poster to attend the meeting. 

Letter of Invitation

The United States welcomes international visitors. All international visitors (foreign nationals) entering the U.S. are generally required to present a passport and valid visa issued by a U.S. Consular Official. Please allow ample time for visa processing, as the application process can take several months in some countries. For more information on applying and obtaining a visa, please click here.