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: 


Freer | Sackler Preview Event

Join Destination DC members for an exclusive preview event at the Freer | Sackler.

The Freer | Sackler has renovated, revitalized and re-installed its Asian art collection. View the galleries before they re-open to the public. Learn about the collections from the director and curators while enjoying private access to the collections.

Guests will also hear from the Trust for the National Mall about their mission to design and deliver modern and resilient solutions that will transform the visitor experience and preserve the legacy of the National Mall. 

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Freer | Sackler 
1200 Jefferson Dr. SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Edit your Official Visitors Guide Listing before Sept. 29

Preparations for the 2018 Spring/Summer edition of the Official Visitors Guide are underway, and Destination DC members can now update their 150-character listing through the Member Extranet through Friday, Sept. 29.

Your listing description should be consumer-oriented in order to get visitors excited about coming to our city and your business.   

How to update your Official Visitors Guide listing description:

1. Log on to the Member Extranet.
2. Select the "Collateral" tab on the left menu.
3. Select "Listings" under the Collateral tab.
4. Find the "Visitors Guide" listing row and select the pencil to the left to edit.
5. Update your listing description using our Style Guide for our formatting and grammar guidelines.
6. Click the blue "save" button at the top of the page to submit your updates for approval. 


October Member Mixer

Network the night away at Destination DC's Member Mixer hosted by Fig & Olive at CityCenterDC.

Fig & Olive captures the essence of the French Riviera through fresh, simple and classic ingredients prepared in contemporary style, reinventing Mediterranean cuisine. 

Join us in the upper-level dining area for an evening without agenda. Connect with colleagues from across the industry while enjoying Fig & Olive's curated music, food and atmosphere. Visit with representatives from the Skal Club of Washington DC to learn how they promote goodwill and friendship in the international travel community.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Fig & Olive
934 Palmer Alley
Washington, DC 20001

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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 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: Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12

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: Oct. 11, Nov. 15, Dec. 13

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 4th Celebration

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

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