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The Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The Walter E. Washington Center is the centerpiece of DC's convention community.


With beautiful granite, limestone and dramatic 100-foot curved glass entry, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is an outstanding architectural and cultural treasure in a city that already harbors so many remarkable buildings. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between two of the most fascinating neighborhoods in Washington, DC: the historic Arts District/U Street/Shaw district and the revitalized Downtown/Penn Quarter/Chinatown district.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center contains:

  • 2.3 million total square feet with more than 700,000 square feet of prime exhibit space with 30-foot columns on 90-foot centers.
  • 198,000 square feet of meeting space and 77 meeting rooms
  • 52,000 square foot ballroom featuring pre-function area with breathtaking panoramic views of the DC skyline, including the Capitol and the Washington Monument.
  • The latest technology and telecommunications infrastructure, including FREE WiFi access in all public areas and a state-of-the-art digital signage system featuring over 140 high definition LCD flat panel screens.
  • $4 million, 130-piece art collection, the largest public art display in Washington, DC
  • Nearly 60 enclosed freight docks to ensure smooth set-up and move-out operations.
  • Its own Metrorail station (subway) at Mt. Vernon Square.
  • A rich index of green features: low emission glass that controls heat gain and loss and maximizes natural lighting; energy-conserving heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that operate in zones; high-efficiency lighting; automatic controls on restroom fixtures; plus recycling programs and environmentally-friendly cleaning products.

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