Excipient World venue, hotel & travel information

Workshops: September 27
Conference & Expo: September 28-29

Excipient World will kick-off with pre-conference workshops on Monday, September 27 and continue with two full days of conference sessions, exhibits and networking events beginning with a welcome reception on Monday evening through Wednesday, September 29. See the Excipient World schedule for further details.

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, a Marriott property, in National Harbor, MD.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Excipient World is the largest gathering of excipient users and suppliers in North America. The 2021 Excipient World Conference and Expo will be held at the beautiful Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, a Marriott property, in National Harbor, MD.

IPEC-Americas has secured special discounted room rates for registered event attendees, speakers and exhibiting staff at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The hotel booking link will be located in your registration confirmation email. (You must register to receive the link.)

Learn more:
Property Quick Facts
$64 Million Renovation Details

Gaylord/Marriott Hotels Commitment to Clean

We will continue to work closely with the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center to adhere with CDC guidelines at the time of the event (Gaylord Commitment to Clean). In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions or suggestions.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation, and please take good care of yourselves.

About National Harbor

Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center Hotel Travel
The Capital Wheel

National Harbor is a 350-acre resort destination along the shimmering Potomac River that includes the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, MGM Casino, Tanger Outlets, tree-lined promenades with more than 160 enticing shops and 40 delicious restaurants, a marina, and The Capital Wheel – a 180-foot observation wheel featuring panoramic views of the nation’s capital.

The National Harbor Circulator makes it easy to get to all the area’s hot spots, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Discounted parking at the event venue

The Gaylord is offering a 10% discount on the self-parking rate for all Excipient World participants. On-site private vehicle parking is available at the Gaylord National Resort’s garage. Enter the parking garage on Waterfront St., adjacent to National Harbor Blvd. Accessible parking is available in the Fleet, Mariner, and St. George garages.

Parking questions? Call 301-965-4000.



With three major airports serving the DC area, including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport in VA and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore, MD, participants can easily get to Gaylord National Resort in an hour or less from any airport.


Amtrak is a very convenient way to get to Excipient World with easy access from Union Station in DC or Baltimore and New Carrollton stations in MD. Take the Northeast Regional line from Boston to DC, the Carolinian / Piedmont line from Raleigh and Charlotte or the Silver Service / Palmetto line from points in South Carolina and Florida to DC. Book early to get the best rates!


National Harbor is directly accessible via the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the Capital Beltway, I-95, I-495 and I-295—with interchange and multi-lane fly-off ramps exiting exclusively into the community from Maryland, Virginia and D.C. See map below for driving directions.