HPSS Collaboration


Details and Logistics

The 2023 HPSS User Forum will be an in-person-only event in Herndon, VA. We hope to see you there!

What to expect with the 2023 HUF

We are going back to basics with this event like last year. We are going to focus on sharing information and experiences related to HPSS without other extracurricular activities that we all have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated with many past HUFs. We know those activities are valuable, too – they give us an opportunity to see special places unique to the hosting location, provide time to network, reconnect with friends, and talk more deeply about one of our favorite things – HPSS! We are all for doing those things. We are sorry, though, we do not have time to include that level of complexity or expense into the event this year. If we have interest from industry partners to host an outside activity, we will work to incorporate it into the week.

The highlight of the 2023 HUF will be all of you who attend! Please come.

Social Distancing and our Meeting Room:

The conference room is large enough to accommodate 90 people under normal circumstances. We understand concerns about social distancing and being around other people. We will do what we can to arrange the room in a way that supports social distancing, and we will do what we can to make sure people are comfortable participating. At this time, masks will not be required but attendees are welcome to wear one.

Attending HUF Sessions:

When you are here to attend the HUF, please be aware of how you’re feeling. While we understand you will have gone through much time, effort, and expense to be here, if you do not feel well or something feels different, please consider skipping the event and not coming into the conference room with all the other attendees. Everyone else will be very appreciative of your sensitivity and consideration managing risks of spreading a possible infection. We will make all HUF materials available once the HUF is over.

Event Location, Airports, Recommendations, Getting Around, Directions:

Location and Visitor Information

The 2023 HUF will be held at IBM’s facility located at 2300 Dulles Station Blvd (1st floor), Herndon, VA 20171. There is a parking fee of $5.00 per day. Airports:

  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), 4.1 miles / 6.6 kilometers to Herndon
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), 20.4 miles / 32.9 kilometers to Herndon
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), 41.1 miles / 66.1 kilometers to Herndon

Lodging near IBM:

  • Embassy Suites Dulles – North Loudoun – 7.9 miles / 12.7 kilometers to IBM
  • Doubletree by Hilton Sterling Dulles – 7.9 miles / 12.7 kilometers to IBM
  • Homewood Suites by Dulles Airport – 0.4 miles / .6 kilometers to IBM
  • Hilton Washington Dulles Airport – 2.8 miles / 4.5 kilometers to IBM

Getting Around:

The nearest Metro Station in walking distance to IBM is called Innovation Center station in Fairfax County, Virginia on the Silver Line. Car rentals are available at the airports. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are popular and readily available.


All HPSS training is offered pursuant to terms and conditions equivalent to those in the General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, and Services (Schedule 70) Contract # GS-35F-110DA and applicable General Provisions of this schedule.

Contact Information

For further information regarding the 2023 HPSS User Forum, please contact Thuy Tran at thuytran@us.ibm.com, 720-396-4724 or Ramin Nosrat at ramin@us.ibm.com, 832-978-8786.