Member Events

Member event presentation
Connect with leaders in the travel and tourism community. Explore industry trends, technologies and happenings.

For more information please contact andrea.williams [at] (Andrea Williams), Member Events & Publications Manager, (202) 789-7074.


Upcoming Events & Deadlines: 


2017 Destination DC Annual Open House

Now boarding! You are invited to Destination DC's Annual Open House. Come explore how we will promote our city in 2017 across America and around the globe.

Your journey will include exciting information about our marketing, tourism and sales efforts to sell Washington, DC, plus the tools, resources and ways you can engage to maximize your membership. 

You'll enjoy activities, decorations, entertainment and breakfast provided by some of our member businesses. Make your way by bus, train or plane to see how Destination DC welcomes the world.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 (new date)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Destination DC Offices
901 7th St. NW (Entrance on I St. NW)
Washington, DC 20001

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March Member Forum

What is your baby giant panda? 

Destination DC members are invited to learn from the Smithsonian's National Zoo Director Dennis Kelly how to leverage a global phenomenon to drive business, visitation and engagement.

You'll hear how the Zoo celebrated their signature giant panda, and the importance of infrastructure, partnership and promotion to build the story and create lasting impact.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Smithsonian's National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

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Monthly Member Office Hours

Join the Partnerships and Alliances team any second Tuesday of each month from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. for our new 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 will be held each second Tuesday of the month from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Dates include: 

  • Mar. 14
  • Apr. 11
  • May 9
  • June 13

901 7th St. NW 
Suite 400 
Washington, DC  20001

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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 understand 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 get the most out of the member extranet and maximize your membership.

This webinar series will be held each second Wednesday of the month from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Dates include: 

Mar. 8
Apr. 12
May 10
June 14

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


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 4th 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. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

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

Adult tickets: $150 
Children under 12: $75 
Note: Tickets are partially tax-deductible

Explore sponsorship packages

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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 (September) – 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 4th Celebration

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

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