Member Events

Destination DC Member Events - Elliott L. Ferguson, II Speaking to Crowd at 2017 Marketing Outlook Meeting
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 & Publications Manager, (202) 789-7074.


Upcoming Events & Deadlines: 


Webinar: Discover the American Experience Foundation

Did you know Destination DC has an affiliated 501(c)(3) charity, the American Experience Foundation (AEF) that helped provide more than 250 students with unique DC hospitality experiences this year?

Join the AEF team for a special Giving Tuesday webinar and discover:

  • The mission of the American Experience Foundation
  • Programs and outreach
  • How your support directly impacts students in need
  • Ways to get involved
  • 2017 successes and what's in store for 2018

Register today


Member Holiday Party

Celebrate with Destination DC and the American Experience Foundation (AEF).

Join us for a holiday-themed breakfast, entertainment and fun activities, and learn more about AEF, Destination DC's affiliated 501(c)3 charity. AEF enriches the lives of low-income youth through inspirational travel and educational experiences to cultivate the next generation of hospitality industry professionals.

Make your tax-deductible contribution to AEF. Your donation enters you to win tickets to some of this winter's hottest shows including The Nutcracker, Shear Madness, Step Afrika and The Wiz!

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
8:30 – 11 a.m.

Entertainment Cruises' Odyssey
600 Water St. SW
Washington, DC 20024

Register today


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 DDC 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: Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, Jun. 12, Jul. 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9

901 7th Street NW 
Suite 400 
Washington, DC  20001

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: Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, Jun. 13, Jul. 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10

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


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

  • Power Hour 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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