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The Washington, DC Meeting Planner Toolkit

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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: services [at] washington.org

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Meeting Planner Resources  

 Staffing Solutions Housing Services

 Free Things to Do Convention Center Parking

 Convention Center Dining Social Media Resources

 Major DC Events Order Visitor Guides & Maps

 Promotional Copy Photos and Videos

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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.

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Housing Services
Work with DDC staff to build your housing package using CVENT Passkey. Our staff will liaise between hotels and your staff, working within your budget to maximize your room block and manage, track and report your pickup.

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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.

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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 ParkWhiz and SpotHero.

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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.

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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 services [at] washington.org (send a request to your curated meetings concierge).

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

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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.

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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.

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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. Please complete this form to receive access to our gallery.

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