Day Passes - Tickets - Hotel Registration



Advance Registration   You may register in advance for lectures, special event, cocktail parties and the banquet via the internet, mail or phone.  You may also register at the X-Conference.

Lectures/Panels:  45, 60 and 90 minutes in length with admission via Day Pass - Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Friday "Meet the Speakers" Cocktail Party: 
Admission via Party Ticket
Saturday Banquet: Dinner, Keynote Speakers, PRG Awards and special guests with admission via Banquet Ticket.

Hotel: You book your room directly through the Hilton Gaithersburg.  (Important!)  In order to get the X-Conference room rate, you must refer to X-Conference

Refund Policy: There will be no refunds after March 31, 2009.  Cancel hotel room reservations directly with the hotel.  All lecture speakers when listed on the website are confirmed.  Paradigm Research Group is not responsible for subsequent speaker cancellations.   If a lecture speaker does cancel, he or she will be replaced. 

 Speakers Cocktail Party
(Advance booking recommended)

Friday Night "Meet the Speakers Cocktail Party" and Documentary
Party Ticket provides a chance to get a head start on the conference and interact with many of these extraordinary men and women who will soon very likely change your world.
  Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks with libations from a cash bar.  After the cocktail party there is a film documentary for attendees.  

Banquet Tickets
(Seating is limited and advance booking recommended)

Saturday Night Banquet
$70 - Banquet Ticket  dinner (with vegetarian option), the PRG Awards, Keynote Speakers and special guests.  Seating is limited and could sellout.  Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

Day Passes
(Consider booking now as these prices are subject to increase in the event of a pending sellout.)

One-Day Pass (Friday) - $60         One-Day Pass (Saturday) - $80         One-Day Pass (Sunday) - $80
Two-Day Pass
(Friday/Saturday) - $120          Two-Day Pass (Saturday/Sunday) - $140
Three-Day Pass
(Friday/Saturday/Sunday) - $190
Full Conference (3-Day Pass, Cocktail Party, Banquet) - $290  
(Consider booking now as these prices are subject to increase in the event of a pending sellout.)

Register and Purchase Conference Day Passes, Tickets
(Conference only - for Hotel see above)
(All prices good through the end of the conference)

Via Mail:  Download and print Registration Form (.pdf file - for Acrobat Reader)  Fill out the form and mail along with check or money order payable to: Paradigm Research Group, 4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814

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Via InternetThe X-Conference uses PayPal, the most popular and secure payment option on the Internet.  Setting up your PayPal account is easy and costs nothing.  Once set up with PayPal, you can do purchases at thousands of sites without having to reenter your personal and financial information.   Your registration will be confirmed via email.

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Hilton Gaithersburg Hotel Rooms
(Book directly with Hilton, not through the X-Conference)
Metro Access/Directions/Maps

The Hilton Gaithersburg will handle all room bookings directly.  Before booking your room, please note:

X-Conference gets a special room rate. 
In order to get that rate you should refer to X-Conference

If you are booking an extended stay in the Washington area, you can get the X-Conference rate from September 10 through 19 (a substantial savings).    Again, you would refer to X-Conference or Paradigm Research Group.

X-Conference Rate (Single $91night)           
X-Conference Rate (Double $91/night         

Hilton Gaithersburg:   Local: 301-977-8900          Website:

PRG Request
So that as many attendees as possible can stay at the Hilton, if you do not need two beds, please request a single-bed reservation.  Thanks.

Parking - there is unlimited free parking so East Coast out-of-town attendees can really save by car/van pooling with friends.
Taxis -
about $70 from all airports (Reagan National, Dulles, Baltimore/Washington).   Same cost as the shuttle if you split a fare.
Airport Shuttle Services -
reasonably priced shuttle service from all 3 area airports (Reagan, Dulles, BWI).
    Maryland Shuttle  - Call 800-230-0000 or 301-230-0000.   Website:
Important Note:  If you arrive via Reagan National (DCA), you can take the Metro to Shady Grove (last stop on the Red Line) and call for a free shuttle to the Hilton
301-977-8900.  About 50 minutes.

Metro Access/Directions/Maps