REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
The deadline to register and to make your hotel reservation is May 1, 2019.
The 4 th Joint Conference of the Cordage Institute and Eurocord will offer excellent opportunities to interact and network with members of both organizations and to engage in strong technical content. The program will feature technical working group and committee meetings, technical and industry speakers, member presentations, golf, and other social activities.
Hotel Information
The Lansdowne Resort and Spa is located approximately 8 miles (15-minute drive) from Washington Dulles International Airport, and 33 miles (45-minute drive) from downtown Washington, DC.

44050 Woodridge Pkwy.
Leesburg, Virginia 20176

With four restaurants, four outdoor pools, a fully equipped fitness center, a plethora of hiking/biking trails, and daily resort activities, the Lansdowne Resort and Spa's amenities are meant to immerse you in the most authentic Virginia experiences possible.

The resort is located in Loudoun County, Virginia, which has been designated as one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and just a few miles from downtown Leesburg, a place where the Colonial period to the Civil War era meets the modern advancements of today. It is within a half-hour drive of several Northern Virginia attractions, including more than 30 local wineries, Civil War battlefields, historical landmarks, national parks, the Potomac River, and quality outlet shopping. The Blue Ridge Mountains grace the landscape to the west, and Washington, DC, with all its sights and historic monuments, is less than an hour away to the east.
Accommodations
Lansdowne Resort and Spa offers in-room amenities that offer the latest online technology and conveniences. The spacious marble-accented bathrooms feature plush, absorbent towels and quality bath products.

Our room rate is $229 plus state and local taxes per night.

The check-in time is 4:00pm and the check-out time is 11:00am.
Recreation
Spa & Fitness Center
Experience the luxurious services offered at Spa Minérale, including the Minéraleluxe Caviar and Rose Facial, a Minérale Botanical Renewal Experience, Magnesium Wellness Massage, and a variety of other massages and body treatments.
 
Day Spa Hours
Sunday–Thursday:
9:00am – 7:00pm

Friday–Saturday:
9:00am – 8:00pm

The fitness center features cardiovascular equipment, weight and strength training equipment, group fitness classes, personal training, an outdoor basketball court, and much more.

Fitness Center Hours
Monday–Sunday:
5:30am – 9:00pm
The Aquatic Complex
The Aquatic Complex at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa offers five pools, a waterslide, sunny relaxation, and delicious refreshments.

Children can enjoy playing water games in the "walk-in" active pool or taking a ride down the waterslide.

Attendees can unwind in the hot tub or just soak in the sunshine while lounging at the adults-only pool.

Pool Hours
Monday-Sunday:
9:00am - Dusk
Hiking and Biking Trails
With 476 acres on property, there are plenty of great places nearby to explore, hike, and bike during your stay.

The Potomac Heritage Trail offers amazing views of the Potomac River from the bluffs high above or The Loudoun trail, part of a series of Northern Virginia trails that connect the region. You can run, hike or walk along the river and cross historic points of interest like Ball's Bluff, a famous Civil War battle site.


Registration Fees
The registration fee includes admittance to all onsite meetings and events, as well as breakfast and coffee breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, lunch on Monday, and the reception and dinner on Tuesday evening. The Welcome Reception and Dinner on Sunday evening is sponsored by Cordage Institute and Eurocord Associate Members. 

Separate fees apply for the tour, golf, and offsite dinner on Monday.
Attendee
Registration
$595
per person*
Companion
Registration
$275
per person*
*Fees are non-refundable as of May 24, 2019.
Optional Activities
Golf

The Annual Gale Foster Memorial Golf Tournament will begin at 1:00pm on Tuesday, June 4th on the Norman Course, which is onsite at the resort, and casual golf on Wednesday, June 5th will be consecutive tee times beginning at 1:00pm on the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Course, also onsite at the resort.

Designed by the legendary Greg Norman, the "Great White Shark," the Norman Course incorporates the natural undulations of the Potomac River Valley, meandering along the Potomac River. The rolling landscape of the 7,332-yard par-72 golf course winds through a mature hardwood forest and along rock outcroppings. 

Golf Magazine named the Norman Course one of the "Top 10 New Courses You Can Play" in 2005, and it remains one of the "Top 20 Greg Norman Courses You Can Play."

The Robert Trent Jones Jr. Course provides mental challenges with risk-reward holes and a tee-to-green carry over water on the par-3 17th hole, as well as physical tests with a pair of classic, three-shot par-5s. While friendly, the strategic layout will test the skills of all playing levels, rewarding each with a memorable round of golf.

Tuesday Golf Fee: $115 + tax per person*
Wednesday Golf Fee: $115 + tax per person*
Club Rental Fee: $60 + tax*

*Golf fees will be charged to attendee's hotel room. If you will be staying offsite, you will need to arrange payment in the Pro Shop prior to tee-off.
DC Whirlwind Tour

We have organized a whirlwind tour of Washington, DC, the Unites States capital, on Sunday, June 2 nd beginning at 9:00am. This 6-hour excursion will allow you to experience history come to life as you visit some of the city’s most beloved sites.

Tour stops include the Library of Congress, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the White House. The tour bus will also drive by the National Mall, Capitol Building, Washington Monument, and the Jefferson Memorial. The itinerary requires a high level of walking, and a boxed lunch is included with the fee. 

Tour Fee: $135 per person*

*Fee is non-refundable as of May 17, 2019.
Dinner at Birkby House

On Monday, June 3rd, an optional dinner will be hosted offsite at Birkby House.

Located in historic downtown Leesburg, Birkby House is an elegant, picturesque setting. Built circa 1770, Thomas Birkby's estate includes the Main House, the Carriage House, the meticulously landscaped gardens, and the idyllic white gazebo. 

Transportation will be provided to and from the venue.

Offsite Dinner Fee: $125 per person*

*Fee is non-refundable as of May 17, 2019.
Additional Information
Proper Attire
For all meetings, the attire is casual. The cocktail receptions and dinners are informal.
Weather
The daytime temperature in Leesburg is expected to average about 84°F. Evening temperatures are expected to average about 64°F.
Ground Transportation & Parking
Hotel Parking: The hotel offers valet parking at a rate of $15 per night.

Hotel Shuttle: The hotel provides a paid shuttle service through BBC Express for arriving and departing flights at Dulles International Airport (IAD). The cost is $35.00 per person each way and reservations for the shuttle are required a minimum of 24 hours in advance. You can make your reservation online.

Taxi: T axi services are available at the hotel and airport. The estimated cost from Dulles International Airport to the Lansdowne Resort and Spa is approximately $60-$70.

Uber/Lyft: The ride-sharing apps, Uber and Lyft, are available for local transportation, and can be downloaded to your smart device via the app store on IOS and Android products.
Questions?
If you have any questions, please contact Pete Lance or James Wolfington in the Cordage Institute office at  +1-610-971-4854 or info@ropecord.com .