Member Events

Destination DC Member Events
The Renwick Gallery
Connect with leaders in the travel and tourism community. Explore industry trends, technologies and happenings.

For more information please contact andrea.vanwambeke [at] (Andrea Van Wambeke), Member Events Manager, (202) 789-7074.


Upcoming Events & Deadlines: 

Humor in the Workplace Member Forum

Why did the member cross the road? To get to the Humor in the Workplace forum!

Learn from actor and comedian David DeBoy why it's important to include levity in your daily business routine. Discover when (and when not) to be funny, and hear how humor can create memorable relationships between colleagues and clients.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
8 - 10 a.m. 

Union Stage
740 Water St. SW
Washington, DC 20024

Register today


Member Presentation Training

Join Destination DC for an exclusive presentation training with actor, writer, director and producer David DeBoy. David will teach participants the art of speaking, including

  • How to command a crowd and deliver your message effectively
  • How to look for levity or a story in your presentation
  • How to portray confidence in your speaking and body language 

Come prepared with a 2 minute pitch to workshop with your peers.

$50 | Destination DC members only

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Union Stage
740 Water St. SW
Washington, DC 20024

Register today


American Experience Foundation Support a Cause Happy Hour - June 7, 2018

The American Experience Foundation has been selected as a the charitable recipient of a Support a Cause Happy Hour on The Rooftop at the Embassy Row Hotel.

Celebrate summer nights with drinks, bites and music from a spectacular Dupont Circle rooftop. Partial proceeds will support AEF’s scholarship program for local high school students studying hospitality and tourism.

Can’t join, but want to support AEF? Make a tax-deductible donation today.

No need to RSVP, all are welcome!

June 7, 2018
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The Rooftop at The Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036


Monthly Member Office Hours

Join the Partnerships and Alliances team on the second Tuesday of each month from 9-10:30 a.m. for our Member Office Hours. It’s a great opportunity for some face-to-face time with your account manager and additional Destination DC staff from other departments while enjoying some morning treats from Buttercream Bakeshop. Bring your questions and come ready to chat with us about ways to maximize your Destination DC membership.

Office hours are held each second Tuesday of the month from 9-10:30 a.m.

Dates include: June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9

901 7th Street NW 
Suite 400 
Washington, DC  20001
(Note - entrance on I St. NW)

Register today


Monthly Member Extranet Training Webinars

Destination DC’s Member Extranet is where you control your account listings, photos, deals, events calendar, contacts and respond to leads. It’s important that your team understands how the Extranet works and how to put it to work for your business. 

Join our new monthly Member Extranet training webinar. The Destination DC membership team will provide useful tips and tricks to help you make the most out of the Member Extranet and maximize your membership.

This webinar series is held each second Wednesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. 

Dates include: June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10

Register for a future webinar. Remember to specify your preferred date in the drop down bar.


goDCgo Webinar: Rethink Transportation

Join goDCgo’s Rethink Transportation webinar to learn ways to promote sustainable transportation options to your employees, guests/visitors and tenants. 

Explore how transportation can improve the desirability of your organization by becoming environmentally responsible and supporting the health and wellness of your community.  Understand the importance of green transportation options and become well informed on how to travel in and around DC. 

As the District continues to grow it is important to help reduce congestion and keep our air clean. Be a part of the change, become an Transportation Ambassador with goDCgo. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
2 - 3 p.m.

Register today


Save the Date: Member Speed Networking

Mark your calendars for our annual Speed Networking event. Done in the style of speed dating, this is a great opportunity for you to connect with your industry colleagues.

Destination DC brings together diverse businesses and hospitality industry professionals. Your ability to connect is one of the great benefits of membership. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards. This is a great opportunity to engage with other Destination DC members and to expand your network.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

An invitation will be sent in late May.


6th Annual American Experience Foundation July 4th Celebration

Destination DC and our 501(c)(3) charity, the American Experience Foundation, invite you to join us for a family-friendly Fourth of July celebration at the Potomac View Terrace overlooking the National Mall.

With a perfect view of the fireworks, this party is the best place to spend your Independence Day. You'll have front row seats for the celebrations while enjoying great food, company and entertainment. 

Your sponsorship or ticket purchase will support the American Experience Foundation's programs that benefit low-income students. Your investment will help

  • Provide low-income youth with inspirational travel experiences
  • Connect students to career opportunities in the hospitality industry
  • Fund scholarships to help DC public school graduates from hospitality academies pursue higher education

Adults | $150
Children under 12 | $75

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
6:30-10 p.m.

Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacists Association
2215 Constitution Ave. NW 
Washington, DC 20037  

Register today


Save the Date: 2018 Annual Marketing Outlook Meeting

Join us to discover the latest trends in the travel and tourism industry, from implementation to impact. We’ll also share vital data that will help your business achieve success in the coming year.

Sponsor this event, and showcase your brand to more than 500 of DC’s travel and tourism business leaders. You’ll reach industry leaders, decision makers and influencers including hoteliers, restauranteurs, service providers, tour operators, transportation companies, event producers and meeting planners. City officials, stakeholders and national travel organizations will also attend this marquee event.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities contact chelsea.kaiser [at] (Chelsea Kaiser), (202) 789-7052.

Early bird registration through August 14
$90 – members
$115 – non-members 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
8 a.m.  - 12 p.m.

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20024

An invitation will be sent in June.


Destination DC events are a benefit of your membership. All employees of member organizations are welcome to come learn, network and socialize. Most (but not all) are free of charge.

Regular Destination DC member events include

  • Monthly Educational Forums

  • Member Mixer and Business Exchange social and networking parties

  • Annual Marketing Outlook Meeting (August) – annual membership meeting, travel and tourism forecast is shared

  • Global Marketplace – how to work with international visitors

  • Ask Me About DC (January/February) – engage and welcome Capitol Hill staff

To benefit the American Experience Foundation

  • Member Volleyball Tournament (February)

  • July 4 Celebration

If you would like to host a member event, please contact our Member Events & Publications Manager.

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