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  • The first weekend of each LDS program is a "working weekend" requiring attendance on Saturday and Sunday.    There are no program activities scheduled during the second and third weekend of the seven standard LDS programs offered each year. Program activities end at noon Friday and resume Monday for these sessions.
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  • Yes, for each additional night stay you will be charged the government rate of $79 per night. For further information please call Kelly Krall, the WMDC Hotel Liaison at 303-306-3367 or Kelly.krall@redlion.com.  
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  • There are several ways: 1.Car: The driving distance from Washington, DC to FEI is 110 miles (2.5 hours). Click here for directions:  Driving 2. Train: Amtrak has three routes, Crescent, Cardinal and Northeast Corridor. Click here for information: Amtrak 3. Plane: There are three airports, Dulles, Charlottesville and Richmond Dulles International Airport (IAD), Chantilly, Virginia Driving distance from IAD to FEI: 99 miles (2 hours, 15 minutes) Click here to go to the airport website:  Dulles Charlottesville Albemarie Airport (CHO), Charlottesville, Virginia Driving distance from CHO to FEI: 8 miles (17 minutes) Click here to go to the airport website: Charlottesville Richmond International Airport (RIC), Richmond, Virginia Driving distance from RIC to FEI: 80 miles (1 hour, 25 minutes) Click here to go to the airport website: Richmond
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  • Yes, but it is not recommended due to the intense nature of our seminars. There is an additional $10.00 per night room charge for guest(s) staying in your room. If they will be eating with you in the WMDC dining room the charges for guest(s) meals are: Breakfast-$8, Lunch-$12 and Dinner-$15. For specific information please call the WMDC Hotel Liaison Kelly Krall. Her direct line is 303-306-3367, and her email is Kelly.krall@redlion.com.
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  • No. As a local Colorado resident your agency has elected to have you participate at a discounted tuition rate. This saves your agency the cost of hotel lodging and the full per diem cost. Your tuition includes the cost of lunch, but not breakfast and dinner.
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  • You can information about course content in the leadership catalog. The Program Director of the specific class can answer in depth questions about the curriculum. The Program Coordinator can answer logistical questions. Please call 303-671-1010 to obtain specific phone numbers.
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  • FEI emails a weekly schedule to participants in the Leadership for a Democratic Society program approximately six weeks before the program start date (or as soon as the agency provides the name and address of a participant whose registration is delayed). For interagency courses, FEI emails a schedule to participants three weeks before the program start date.
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  • To check the weather, click here: Charlottesville, Virginia.   
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  • You are welcome to bring your laptop if you wish. There are ethernet cables and wireless access points available in the hotel rooms. The WMDC has computers in each breakout room and 22 computers in the second floor participant lounge with various types of software and Internet access. A wireless signal is available also. There are six computers for participant use in the hotel’s Participant Lounge in Suite 618.
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  • For each additional night you elect to stay beyond the term of the seminar you will be charged the per diem rate,  For children who are 12 years old and under, the cost is free. For guests 13-17 years of age, the additional cost is $10 per night. For guest 18 years and older, the cost is $20 per night. Please note on your lodging and transportation sheet any additional nights. For further information please call Angie Kutcher, Clarion Hotel EMDC Liaison, at  304-870-7021.
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