A Modern Day Oasis

Interfusion Festival IX (IFIX) takes place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. This 4.5-star hotel is just minutes from Washington, D.C. and Reagan National Airport. Travel with ease with a complimentary roundtrip shuttle to DCA and an interior corridor connecting you to the entire Metro.

While not required for festival participation, it is recommended that travelers consider staying at the hotel to emerge into the complete Interfusion Festival community experience. Stay with the Interfusion community overnight and enjoy our special group rate, while availability last.


What is Interfusion Festival?

Interfusion Festival was founded in 2016 under The Institute for Integrative Wellness (IFIW). Since that time, it has become the primary indoor transformative festival of North America bringing together the like-minded from across the US and beyond on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. It is a grassroots community-centered creative project with more than twenty percent of participants involved in the creative or services process that brings Interfusion to life.

Where is the festival located?

Interfusion Festival takes place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel: 1700 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202. While not required for Festival participation, we recommend that travelers consider staying at the hotel to emerge into the complete festival community experience.

Where should I stay overnight?

To get the most out of your experience, the best place to stay is at The Crystal Gateway Marriott where the festival is held. To reserve a discounted community room, click on the “Book a Room” button on our plan page or visit our room block directly here.  Alternatively you may call the Marriott directly at (703) 920-3230 and say that you are coming with Interfusion Festival group to receive best discounted rate.

I am new. Are there beginner workshops?

Absolutely. The festival has plenty of choices for beginners. Please refer to the full festival schedule before the event and look for offerings marked as “beginner” or “all levels” to plan your experience.

Do I need a partner?

No partner is necessary. Partnerships may be created during workshops with instructors often providing an option to rotate with others to create the best learning environment possible. You may also choose to stay with one partner.

What should I bring?

How to dress and what you bring will depend on the workshops and other activities you are planning on participating in. A personal sport towel, water bottle, hand sanitizer, and notebook are recommended but not necessary. It is recommended that you bring a personal yoga mat with you if you are traveling locally to the festival. Please consider avoiding loose fitting clothing and jewelry as they may become safety hazards.

How do I sign up for workshops?

All pass holders will receive access by email to the Sched system to plan their experience beginning on October 15th. Pass holders may visit the Interfusion 2023 Sched page at any time to log back in and see their personal schedules.

How do I access the Metro?

The entire DMV, just an escalator ride away. The hotel is located directly above the Crystal City Metro stop, making it easy for you to travel in the areas in and surrounding the nation’s capital.

Is there an airport shuttle?

Yes. Take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary round trip shuttle to/from Reagan National Airport and travel with ease.  The airport is located just 2 miles from the hotel.

What are some places to eat near the hotel?

Many other local restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel. A list of restaurants is available upon request to the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

Are there evening dress themes?

Yes. Many participants choose to dress in the themes together to add to their experience. Dress themes are optional and serve as a fun suggestion on how to dress up on the most popular nights of the festival. Themes are selected by Dec 15th each year and are based on community feedback.

What if I bought multiple tickets in one order?

A separate email is required for each attendee to use the Interfusion Festival scheduling system. If your group registered multiple tickets using only one email, please provide the individual emails of all parties in your group to the Interfusion Team. Our team will confirm the correct email of everyone in the group to ensure they may access schedule sign-ups.

What time does registration open and how do I check in?

Festival registration hours are as follows:

    • Thursday: 4:00pm – 12:00am
    • Friday: 8:00am – 2:00am
    • Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00am
    • Sunday: 8:00am – 2:00am

Once you arrive at the hotel, proceed to the second floor and check in with the registration desk. Please bring your photo ID.

What is the hotel’s guest room cancellation policy?

The Crystal Gateway Marriott cancellation policy regarding room reservations under the Interfusion Community discounted block is as follows:

“Cancellation is permitted until 11:59 PM 3-days prior to arrival at no charge.  Rooms cancelled after 11:59 PM 3-days prior to arrival will be assessed a fee equal to the first night’s room and tax. Please note, the credit card that is used during the booking process is required at check-in or you may present another form of payment.  If you’d like to secure room and tax charges on the card used during the booking process please contact the hotel directly for a credit card authorization form.”

I am unable to attend. What are my options?

While all ticket sales are final, ticket holders who purchased a pass for Interfusion Festival may transfer their pass to another person by October 15th. No passes will be transferred after that time. The full name and email of the person to transfer the pass to is required, along with a transfer fee. 

How can I stay connected with the music artists?

See the DJ Artists & Musician Collective Project here to stay connected with last Interfusion Festival’s music artists and keep up with their latest creations and tours throughout the year.

I would like to teach or present at Interfusion, how do I apply?

For awareness the selection and rotation of program guides and other creatives are made each project cycle based on professional qualifications, performance and program needs. Program Directors review applications each project cycle and recommend changes to their respective program lineups to best serve the needs of the community and project. Previous artists do not need to reapply to Interfusion Festival and have a priority in the annual project cycle selection process.

Please direct all inquiries to facilitate, speak, play, or present at Interfusion Festival through the formal application process. Persons interested in applying may submit their application and resume/CV using the application form found here.

How do I apply to vend or exhibit at the Interfusion Wellness Expo?

Join a dynamic group of selected community vendors sharing their holistic products and services to participants from across the U.S. and beyond.  To apply for the Interfusion Wellness Expo held at Interfusion Festival, submit your application here.

Are you looking for volunteers to service the community?

The Community Volunteer Program (CVP) is made up of over a hundred volunteers working alongside Project Team to serve the wider community. The application process begins early fall each year with entries considered for the next festival based on previous service, qualifications, and the needs of the program. If you are interested in volunteering we invite you to apply here

What is the Interfusion Consent Code?

Interfusion is committed to creating a safe environment for creativity and personal growth for all participants. Here are our community Code of Conduct, Consent Policy and Incident Reporting Form. To contact the our Consent Committee directly email: