801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
The cornerstone of downtown DC’s renaissance, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is as functional as it is artistically impressive. The 2.3-million-square-foot space hosts meetings, conventions and events of every kind, from medical industry annual meetings to comic book-inspired expos and board retreats and is equipped to handle events of all sizes, from small groups and break-out meetings to events for 500 to 42,000 attendees.One of the most energy-efficient buildings for its size, the Convention Center includes a range of mixed-use exhibit spaces, 198,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with a total of 77 break-out rooms and the largest ballroom in the region. Whatever the size of the event, the service of the Convention Center staff is unparalleled.
Award-Winning Digital Signage
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the largest digital signage network of its kind in any conference facility in the United States with over 200 digital signage displays located throughout the facility.
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In the last two years, the convention center has significantly expanded its digital signage program adding 12 new LED video walls, a two-story curved video wall at the Concourse Rotunda, video walls above the exhibit halls and digital flags in front of the salons.
You can mold all 703,000 square feet of exhibition space inside the convention center into whatever shape you need. Within its two levels and five exhibit halls is a 473,000 square-foot exhibit hall that can be subdivided
into three rooms, 198,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a 52,000 square-foot ballroom and 77 breakout rooms. The space is versatile enough to accommodate events of all sizes.
Art & Design
Impressive. Striking. Modern. These are the words to describe the building, which has been recognized by the prestigious American Institute of Architects. The ultra-modern structure features a soaring staircase, towering glass walls and smooth granite floors. Its $4 million public art collection combines sculpture, paintings and photography. With more than 130 pieces by 93 different artists, it is the largest public collection of art in DC outside of a museum.
Exceptional Cuisine & Retail
There are plenty of great places to eat and drink near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Guests seeking to taste the local flavor can drop by Compass Coffee, a homegrown coffee company with a convenient location in the convention center”s grand lobby.
The exterior space surrounding the convention center also offers a wide range of retail and dining options, including Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn and cocktail connoisseur David Strauss” Morris American Bar, one of the city”s most happy, brightly lit drinking establishments.
For locally sourced snacks and on-the-go items, guests should check out Union Kitchen Grocery , or they can grab a table at the Unconventional Diner , a high-end diner concept specializing in modern comfort food.
Convention-goers can get their CrossFit fix at the Urban Athletic Club , which includes 3,000 square feet of training space, one-on-one training sessions and open gym hours. Guests in need of haircuts have it made at Cuttin-Up Barber Shop , which accepts walk-ins.
The convention center is a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives, which include a color-coded recycling program, water efficiency, green product purchasing and more. The building boasts a long list of energy-reducing features, from low-emission glass to computerized HVAC systems. The center is Metro accessible (Green/Yellow lines) with a dedicated Mt. Vernon-7th St-Convention Center stop and immediately walkable to Shaw”s booming restaurant scene and downtown”s museums and nightlife, as well as the National Mall.
Take I – 270 to I-495 West toward Northern VirginiaTake the George Washington Parkway exit towards WashingtonTake 395 NorthTake the 12th Street ExitProceed onto 12th StreetTurn right on Massachusetts AvenueMassachusetts Avenue will become Mt. Vernon PlaceThe Washington Convention Center will be on your left
Take I-95 South to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (exit 22B) toward WashingtonTake the Washington exit – US 50 West (on the right)Stay on US – 50 West as it becomes New York AvenueNew York Avenue becomes Mt. Vernon PlaceThe Washington Convention Center will be on your right
Take I – 495 to 395 North towards WashingtonTake the 12th Street ExitProceed onto 12th StreetTurn right on Massachusetts AvenueMassachusetts Avenue will become Mt. Vernon PlaceThe Washington Convention Center will be on your left ORTake Route 50/Constitution Avenue exit Proceed onto Constitution AvenueTurn left on 7th StreetTurn left on Mt. Vernon PlaceThe Washington Convention Center will be on your right
Take the George Washington Parkway north to I-395 towards WashingtonFollow signs to the 14th Street BridgeProceed across the 14th Street BridgeTurn right onto Independence AvenueTurn left on 7th StreetTurn left on Mt. Vernon Place The Washington Convention Center will be on your right
Take I-66 East to WashingtonTake Route 50/Constitution Avenue exitProceed on Constitution AvenueTurn right onto Independence AvenueTurn left on 7th StreetTurn left on Mt. Vernon Place The Washington Convention Center will be on your right
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Curbside drop-off is available for wheelchairs at each corner of the Convention Center. Automatic doors are located at the Mount Vernon Place, L Street and Metro (7th and M Streets) entrances. There are twelve metered public parking spaces designated for the handicapped and requiring the display of a disability parking permit or license tag.
7th Street between L and Mt Vernon Streets (3 spaces)9th Street between Mount Vernon Place and L Street (3 spaces)9th Street between L Street and M Street (3 spaces)9th Street between M Street and N Street (3 spaces)
Street Parking Near the Washington Convention Center
There is very limited street parking near the Washington Convention Center, but if you are lucky enough to find a space, be sure to read the signs and be aware of time limitations. Most on-street parking spaces are limited to two hours. Rates are $2 per hour in the busiest areas of the city. All meters in the city are enforced on Saturdays, as well as evening hours Monday through Friday. Most meters no longer require quarters. Pay by Phone is available through Park mobile and solar-powered single space meters take credit card payment.
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd,Herndon, VA-20171
TANA Provides Shuttle Service for Every 1HR on July 3rd, 2019 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Metro: – Alternate transportation: Metro Yellow Line to Mount Vernon Square. /Convention Center; fee: 1.7 USD (one way)
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
TANA Provides Shuttle Service for Every 1HR on July 4th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Please look for TANA Transport desk in Lower Level Baggage claim area in all terminals
Return transportation will be provided from hotel to Airport on July 7th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
TANA Provides Shuttle Service for Every 1 HR on July 4th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Please look for TANA Transport desk near Baggage claim area.
Return transportation will be provided from hotel to Airport on July 7th, 2019 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ashburn/Herndon Shuttle Service to Convention Center
TANA Provides Shuttle Service for Every 1HR on July 5th, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Herndon Pickup and Drop off locationHerndon-Monroe Park and Ride
12530 Sunrise Valley Dr, Herndon VA 20191