NDT 2020 – James Madison University

The following information has been provided by Dr. Mike Davis of James Madison University, our host for the 2020 National Debate Tournament

Flight Information:

Being two hours from DC, there are plenty of flight options: 

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is just 20 minutes from the Hotel (https://flyshd.com/) and has direct flights from Washington, DC and Chicago. Teams flying into SHD can utilize a JMU shuttle to transport you to and from the Hotel Madison. If you will be utilizing the shuttle please email Hayley Jenkins at [email protected].

Other airport options include:

  • Charlottesville International Airport (CHO) is approximately 1 hour from JMU.
  • Washington Dulles (IAD) or Reagan International (DAC) are both 2-2.5 hours away from JMU
  • Richmond International Airport (RIC) is approximately the same distance as the DC airports, but there is not the DC traffic. There are often deals from RIC that are comparable to DC.

If sufficient interest exists JMU can arrange for JMU transportation to do pick-ups and drops offs for a fee.

Hotel Information:
All of the debates will be in the Hotel Madison (https://www.hotelmadison.com/) or an adjacent building. We have secured a hotel block with a rate of $96 per night (the state per diem rate). There is a charge for the 3rd and 4th guests in each room, but the original quoted rate was $114 per night so there is a significant discount in exchange for this charge.

To book using your direct link, go to https://res.windsurfercrs.com/ibe/details.aspx?propertyid=15115&nights=5&checkin=03%2F25%2F2020&group=NDT2020

To book online using the hotel’s website, go to https://www.hotelmadison.com/. Click Reserve Now to select your dates of stay and click the words SELECT AN OPTION.  Select Group Code, enter the code ­­­­­­NDT2020, then click Reserve Now again. You will be taken to a screen where you can select your room type and enter payment details. Please note that this code is for online use only. 

The guests in your party can also call 540-564-0200 and say they are making reservations for the National Debate Tournament and the dates they will be staying at the hotel. Guests may find it helpful to specify

If you are part of a team that will need 10 or more rooms please contact Brooke Driver at the hotel directly at [email protected].  She will be able to create your reservations and ensure your rooms are assigned close together.