Meet in DC

Find out why Washington, DC is a leading destination for meetings and conventions of all sizes

We will make your next meeting or convention have a lasting impact that drives results.

Experience the DC difference. Host your next meeting or event of any size in the nation’s capital and wow attendees with historic landmarks, tech-friendly venues and vibrant neighborhoods. DC’s Michelin-starred restaurant scene will fuel your gatherings while the local, national and international cultures of the city will inspire. With a variety of meeting spaces, convention halls and 17 free-to-enter Smithsonian museums, it’s no surprise that DC is one of the top destinations to host a meeting.

Destination DC provides the following services:

  • Connections to 1,000+ Destination DC members including Michelin-starred restaurants and Forbes 5-star hotels
  • Guidance in selecting a distinctive venue, booking a cool hotel or taking advantage of unmatched access to expert speakers, federal policy and industry sponsors for any event
  • Access to thought leaders who will help you gain a competitive advantage for your organization
  • Tips on navigating the nation’s capital with ease by train, airport, Metro, bus or foot.

When you book an event in DC, our convention sales and services team is here every step of the way to provide customized assistance for meetings of all sizes.

Learn About Meeting Services

Check out the meeting planner’s manual for event spaces, fun group ideas, what’s new and more.

Download the Event Planning Guide
Meetings by the Numbers:
30K Hotel Rooms in Washington, DC Area
120 Registration Professionals
2.3M Total Sq. Ft. Meetings & Convention Space at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
How DC Ranks:
#1 ICCA Statistics Report City in the U.S. for international association meetings
#1 Art City Southern Methodist University
#4 U.S. City for Innovation
#1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics High-Tech Concentration in the Nation
#2 Fittest City in U.S. American Fitness Index