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Meeting in America’s Most Educated City

Washington, DC is the nation's education capital and an attractive destination for education-related meetings.

Washington, DC is a great place to host education-related meetings. With its educated workforce, commitment to lifelong learning, policymakers and industry associations, the DC region is booming with brainpower, fostering the next generation of thought leaders and innovators. Learn how to grow your delegate base, sponsorship dollars and exhibitor footprint to gain a competitive advantage for your organization.


Education a Day in your Stay

Education a Day in your Stay





Connect with Destination DC staff, submit a meetings RFP or learn more about education-focused meetings and conventions in our education white paper.



  • #3 most educated city in the U.S. (WalletHub, 2020)
  • #8 for density of college students (Bloomberg CityLab)
  • Most Bachelor’s degrees or higher than any city in the U.S. (The Washington Post)
  • Federal government employs more highly educated workers than private sector
  • 25,000 professionals employed at education institutions


  • 21 higher education institutions
  • Strong early childhood education degree programs at 17 area universities
  • Top high school in the nation located in metro DC area
  • Gallaudet University has consistently ranked among the top universities for deaf and hard of hearing students


  • Education reform and innovations in school policy from early childhood education to adult
  • New methods of learning
  • More than 40% of DC’s public school students are enrolled in charter schools
  • Office of State Superintendent of Education programs and agencies to ensure residents receive an education and are prepared for college, careers and life


  • Federal policymakers shaping the future of education in Washington, DC
  • Prevalence of higher education can attract attendees
  • Proximity to Department of Education and other agencies spurs advocacy and lobbying
  • Dozens of education associations and groups are based in DC
  • Large availability of organizations focusing on new teaching methods such as DC Equity Lab, Citybridge Foundation and National Implementation Research Network

Interested in learning more about Washington, DC as an education hub for meetings and conventions? Read our education white paper and connect with Destination DC staff for more information.

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