Thirty Meter Telescope Science Forum



The 2015 TMT Science Forum will be held in Washington, D.C. on 23-25 June.  Plenary sessions for the meeting will take place at the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1200 New York Ave. NW #550.  Parallel topical science sessions, organized by the TMT International Science Development Teams (ISDTs), will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, which is also the official conference hotel.

The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel opened in 1925 and is one of Washington's grand old hotels.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was once described by President Truman as Washington, D.C.'s "second best address".  The hotel is a short walk from Dupont Circle, and less than 20 minutes walk past the White House (or one stop on the Red Line of the Washington Metro) to the conference venue at the AAAS Headquarters.

Hotel Reservations & Deadline: To arrange your accommodations at the special conference rate, please use the following link to make your reservations no later than the conference registration deadline, 22 May 2015:

Meeting details:

  • Conference dates:  23, 24, 25 June 2015
  • Hotel pricing:  the discounted conference rate at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel is $229/night
  • Availability:  from 20 to 29 June 2015
  • Reservation deadline:  22 May 2015

NSF Travel Support:   As part of a cooperative agreement with TMT, the National Science Foundation provides generous funding for members of the US community to attend the TMT Science Forum.  This support is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  For more information, please write to