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Washington, DC - Get Connected!

Washington, DC - Get Connected!

A global supercity, Washington, DC, offers unparalleled opportunities for international events

An event in Washington, DC guarantees a place right in the heart of the action, in a city buzzing with ideas, innovation and energy. The destination is an interconnected epicentre of think tanks, policy leaders and national and international associations. Plus, institutions such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund offer unrivalled access to global decision makers.

Connect with an industry knowledge hub leading in key sectors such as tech, biotech/pharma, education and medical, and access academic thought leaders in some of the world’s premiere institutions.

Washington, DC is an intellectual capital, home to social entrepreneurs and one of the most educated cities in the United States. The greater Washington region offers a uniquely dense cluster of diverse talent that attracts innovators and makes the city a natural place for start-ups. As an incubator for progressive ideas, Washington, DC’s strong network of associations and academia are also a rich resource for information, delegates and speakers. Make connections in DC, where the knowledge capital offers enhanced visibility and adds value.

Legendary restaurants, hotels and museums offer everything your delegates are looking for in an international city.

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus

Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus

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Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus

Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus

Why Washington, DC

  • Access: Unrivalled access to government agencies, global policy makers and international institutions means that Washington, DC’s local is global
  • Key industries: The greater Washington region is a leader in fields such as paediatrics, vaccine development, cybersecurity and quantum computing
  • High tech: Recognised as the top region in the United States for women to build careers in technology and second most innovative state, Washington, DC fosters innovation, entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • Connectivity: Find superb airlift and infrastructure of meetings and events venues, with numerous hotels in walking distance of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Sustainability: A priority with environmentally-friendly infrastructure, sustainable transportation and eco-friendly catering — plus, Washington, DC was named the first LEED Platinum City in the world
  • Community: An international city with over 175 embassies and a diverse collection of culture, people and offerings to welcome attendees

Connected Community

Washington, DC is where people come to cultivate change. Meet in DC for purposeful meetings that leave a legacy and create a lasting impact well beyond a single event. Destination DC is poised to help organisations align their mission with city resources and provide the catalyst for events that benefit the local community for years to come.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Best-In-Class Convention Centre

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is where the world meets in Washington, DC. Occupying three city blocks in the heart of the United States capital, the venue offers flexible meeting space and hosts meetings, conventions and events of every kind, including association congresses with 40,000 attendees. A multi-million-dollar enhancement project is underway to improve the venue’s interface with the community — from paving to lighting to landscape, creating a welcoming arrival experience, and activating the building’s perimeter.

With health and safety as a top priority, the venue was the first on the East coast in the United States to secure the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s® GBAC STAR™ accreditation for preeminent cleaning, disinfection and infection prevention strategies. The centre also has the largest digital signage network of its kind in any conference facility in the U.S.  Most notably, the centre is a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives, is Metro accessible with a dedicated stop, and is immediately walkable to downtown’s booming restaurant scene, museums, nightlife and the National Mall.

Find out more or connect with Washington, DC’s friendly and experienced convention team at Destination DC.

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