APTA and its 18 specialty sections invite you to Connect, Learn, and ChooseDC for the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2019. From monuments and memorials to vibrant neighborhoods filled with character and charm, DC is a memorable, world-class destination filled with breathtaking views, unique venues, and hundreds of free things to do. Enjoy the iconic monuments along the beautiful National Mall, acclaimed theater at renowned venues like the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Arena Stage, outstanding shopping in historic Georgetown, and check out the mighty Potomac River that connects DC to Virginia.
Explore DC’s nightlife and a flourishing dining scene that has been rewarded with a Michelin Guide. Near our conference venue, the downtown Walter E. Washington Convention Center, you can enjoy acclaimed new restaurants including Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s Smoked and Stacked, All-Purpose Pizzeria, The Dabney, and Convivial.
DC offers unique cultural diversity, pairing international influence with a distinct local identity. It’s easy to access and navigate through 3 airports. The closest airport to downtown is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, with Metrorail connection to the convention center in 15 minutes. Traversing the city is simple, whether by foot, DC Circulator bus ($1 per trip!), or through the city’s efficient Metrorail system.
With programming designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections and a world-class capital city, you will not want to miss this conference!