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Transportation, Meeting Location, Hotel and Area

The June 2019 meeting will be held at the Dayton Convention Center in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Discounted hotel rooms will be arranged for JANNAF attendees at the Crowne Plaza Dayton, located across the street from and connected via sky bridge to the Convention Center. For more about the hotel, see below.

The history of Dayton is one of groundbreaking invention and unsurpassed hospitality. You'll find multiple aviation-related attractions, fine dining, local breweries, and more during your time in Dayton. The Oregon Historic District's many restaurants is just a short walk from the convention center and hotel. And Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where classified sessions will be held, is just a short 15 minute ride from as well.

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Three airports serve the area, listed in order by distance from the hotel:

The Crowne Plaza Dayton offers complimentary airport shuttle service to/from the Dayton International Airport. If flying into Cincinnati or Columbus, we recommend renting a car to get to Dayton.

More information about ground transportation options can be found on the airports’ websites. If attending classified sessions at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, attendees will need to drive; carpooling with other attendees is encouraged.

If driving to to Dayton, downtown is located only about 8 miles from the I-70 and I-75 interchange, making the city very easy to get to by car. Overnight self-parking is free at the Dayton Trasnportation Center (attached to the hotel by skywalk) for guests of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For attendees who are local or are staying elsewhere, parking is a maximum of $6 per day at the Oregon District Parking Garage.


The JANNAF room block at the Crowne Plaza Dayton is not yet open for reservations. When reservations open in mid-March, the room rate per night for all attendees will be $103 plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 13.5%), for single or double occupancy. This rate is equivalent to the GSA FY 2019 per diem rate. More details will be posted on this page when the Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program have been posted online, and registration has been opened in mid-March.

More About Dayton, OH

Dayton is located in Western Ohio. In addition to being the site of of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the area is rich with aviation history. Walk in the steps of the Wright Brothers at Carillon Historical Park, the National Museum of the United States Air Force (the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum and the state’s most visited free tourist attraction), or the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. These are just three of the 16 sites included in the National Aviation Heritage Area in and around Dayton. Other nearby points of interest include the SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, and America's Packard Museum.

Dayton's oldest neighborhood, the Oregon Historic District, lies just a couple of blocks east of the convention center and hotel. Restored historic buildings have been repurposed as an eclectic mix of coffee shops, restaurants, shops, art galleries, nightlife, and historic landmarks; this neighborhood is a must-see for visitors. The city's outdoor performance space, Levitt Pavilion, is adjacent to the hotel, with free concerts scheduled Thursday through Sunday from May to September.