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The Washington, DC Meeting Planner Toolkit

Make the most of your conference or event with helpful links, destination content and access to our team of experts.

Your Curated Meeting Concierge
Ask a local. Find the right venue. Let us help you.

We want to get to know you and help you craft the perfect meeting. Whether you’re thinking of planning your next meeting in DC or you’re in town about to host your first general session, our team is here to ensure your success. Our team can assist with finding inspiration for your next meeting, practical meeting advice, how to get expert speakers and more. Find some free helpful resources for your upcoming meeting below and don’t hesitate to contact us today: [email protected]

Meeting Planner Resources  

Event Planning Guide
Check out the primary resource for meeting planners, tour operators and travel agents looking to bring their next event to DC . Get vital info on dining, new developments, unique spaces, free activities, events, how to host an awesome meeting in DC and extensive listings of accommodations, meetings and restaurants.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center Back to Business Guide
Ready to meet again in Washington, DC? Learn more about how DC's convention center is safely welcoming meetings and events in the nation's capital. From becoming the first convention center in the U.S. to employ an antimicrobial technology developed by NASA to launching enhanced guidelines around health and safety, the 40-page guide has everything you need to know about the return to in-person events in DC.


Staffing Solutions
DDC’s meeting staff professionals are uniformed in red blazers, bonded and trained to provide services for events and conventions in the metro DC area. Our “Redcoats” are able to assist with information and show staffing, data entry, room monitoring and more.


100+ Free Things to Do in Washington, DC
One of the greatest benefits to meeting in DC is that you and your attendees can take advantage of a seemingly endless amount of free things to do. Find which free things fit your group’s interests, from off-the-beaten path to best of DC to seasonal activities.


Parking Near the Convention Center
Find your way to one of the nearly 4,000 parking spots in the three-block radius of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Determine what’s best for you based on number of spaces, rates and hours of operation. Find more parking via SpotHero.


Map: Dining Near the Convention Center
The most comprehensive and easy-to-use map for dining around the convention center. Discover nearly 50 conveniently located options, organized by time of day, group-friendliness, Michelin Stars and more.


Goody Bag
Enjoy a unique compilation of interactive, entertaining and informative tools highlighting Washington, DC. Browse the goodie bag to discover various options to virtually engage and experience the real DC.


Social Media Resources
Follow us on social media, find tips for savvy social attendees and share our accounts with your attendees to discover things to see and do during your free time. For access to pre-written social media content and photography to share from your social channels, please send a request to your curated meetings concierge.


Major Events in Washington, DC
Find out what events and festivals will be going on during your visit.


Order Official Visitor Guides & Maps
Welcome your attendees to the nation’s capital with the Official Visitors Guide and Map for the city. Priced at only $.40 per brochure for a bulk order, the guides are the perfect complement to any visit.


Promotional Copy
Provide destination information to your attendees for your website, emails and other collateral. Help promote your event with up-to-date content about Washington, DC, broken down by varying word counts: 50 words, 100 words and 175 words.


Request Photos and Videos for Convention Promotion
Destination DC is offers access to our Washington, DC image gallery to help promote meetings and conventions hosted in the nation’s capital.


Learn more about how our convention sales and services team provides customized assistance for meetings of all sizes to ensure a successful event.

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