Member Events

Destination DC Member Events - Elliott L. Ferguson, II Speaking to Crowd at 2017 Marketing Outlook Meeting
Connect with leaders in the travel and tourism community. Explore industry trends, technologies and happenings.

For more information please contact andrea.vanwambeke [at] (Andrea Van Wambeke), Member Events & Publications Manager, (202) 789-7074.


Upcoming Events & Deadlines: 


Hotel Orientation

You are invited to a member orientation exclusively for hoteliers. Whether you're new to the market, new to membership, or just want a refresher, this workshop will introduce you to the people, initiatives and resources from Destination DC that put heads in beds.

Leaders from the Destination DC convention sales & services​, ​marketing​, ​tourism​, and ​membership​ teams will share

  • Overviews of Destination DC's mission and programs
  • How Destination DC supports your business by driving travel and tourism to our city
  • How to engage with meeting planners and tour operators
  • How to​
    • Use the Member Extranet
    • Answer leads and service requests
    • Manage your account and contacts including web and publication listings
    • Access the convention calendar
    • And much more

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/Georgetown Area
2201 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

Register today


Museum of the Bible Preview 

Destination DC members are invited to an exclusive preview of the Museum of the Bible before its doors open to the public.

The Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution. Its purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible. The 430,000 sq. ft. museum's meeting space and technology make it a destination for business and leisure travelers alike.

Enjoy private access to DC's newest museum to explore the exhibits, dining and event space two weeks before its official opening date.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Museum of the Bible
400 4th St. SW
Washington, DC 20024

Register today


Monthly Member Office Hours

Join the Partnerships and Alliances team on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 - 10:30 a.m. for our new Member Office Hours. It’s a great opportunity for some face-to-face time with your account manager and additional DDC staff from other departments while enjoying some morning treats from Buttercream Bakeshop. Bring your questions and come ready to chat with us about ways to maximize your Destination DC membership.

Office hours will be held each second Tuesday of the month from 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Dates include: Nov. 14, Dec. 12

901 7th St. NW 
Suite 400 
Washington, DC  20001

Register today


Monthly Member Extranet Training Webinars

Destination DC’s Member Extranet is where you control your account listings, photos, deals, events calendar, contacts and respond to leads. It’s important that your team understand how the extranet works and how to put it to work for your business. 

Join our new monthly Member Extranet training webinar. The Destination DC membership team will provide useful tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the Member Extranet and maximize your membership.

This webinar series will be held each second Wednesday of the month from 2 - 3 p.m. 

Dates include: Nov. 15, Dec. 13

Register for a future webinar. Remember to specify your preferred date in the drop down bar.


Destination DC events are a benefit of your membership. All employees of member organizations are welcome to come learn, network and socialize. Most (but not all) are free of charge.

Regular Destination DC member events include

  • Monthly Educational Forums

  • Power Hour and Business Exchange social and networking parties

  • Annual Marketing Outlook Meeting (August) – annual membership meeting, travel and tourism forecast is shared

  • Global Marketplace – how to work with international visitors

  • Ask Me About DC (January/February) – engage and welcome Capitol Hill staff

To benefit the American Experience Foundation

  • Member Volleyball Tournament (February)

  • July 4th Celebration

If you would like to host a member event, please contact our Member Events & Publications Manager.

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