Member Events

Destination DC Member Events
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: 


Monthly Member Office Hours

Join the Partnerships and Alliances team any second Tuesday of each month from 9 - 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 - 10:30 a.m.

Dates include: 
June 13
July 11
Aug. 8

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 - 3 p.m. 

Dates include: 
June 14
July 12
Aug. 9

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


Member Speed Networking

Make a (speed) date for our most anticipated networking event! Destination DC brings together diverse businesses and hospitality industry professionals. Your ability to connect is one of the great benefits of membership.

Modeled after the round-robin approach to dating, this annual favorite will fill your contacts list in record time. 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 21, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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

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Gay Games Rally

Join Destination DC to welcome the Gay Games Federation committee as our city bids to host the world’s largest sports and culture festival open to all in 2022. Show them a glimpse of how excited our community is to earn the right to host Gay Games XI! 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
6 - 9 p.m.

National Museum of the American Indian
4th St. SW & Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20560


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 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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Save the Date: 2017 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 andrea.williams [at] (Andrea Williams), (202) 789-7074.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St. SW
Washington, DC 20024

Early bird pricing through August 8
$90 – members
$115 – non-members

An invitation will be sent in mid-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

  • 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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