Destination DC Members

Learn about the comprehensive resources for Destination DC members.

American Experience Foundation Scholarships & Internships

By leveraging Destination DC’s reach, resources, and its members’ expertise, AEF provides students with unforgettable educational enrichment support, bringing their curricula to life and supporting career paths in hospitality through scholarships, internships, and classroom experiences. Established...

American Experience Foundation - Scholarships and Internships
Industry Buzz

Fidel Mitchell joined DDC as its new executive meetings manager. Fidel previously worked with the Arlington Convention and Visitors Service and was recently highlighted on the cover of Meetings & Conventions Magazine as a “rising star.” Check out the full Destination DC Member eNews to learn...

Industry Buzz
Tourism News & Events

D.C. United Home Opener (March 3, Audi Field, Washington, DC) Attendee : Lawrence Hamm D.C. United kicked off its 2019 season with a matchup against the defending MLS Cup champions, Atlanta United FC. Wayne Rooney and Luis Acosta led D.C. United to a surprise playoff appearance last year with an...

Tourism News
Get Involved with the American Experience Foundation

Make a tax-deductible donation to AEF Run a revenue-sharing promotion Attend an AEF fundraising event like our July 4th fundraiser Invite one of our field trips to your business Host a DCPS Career Ready summer intern lisa.waldschmitt [at] destinationdc.com (Share your expertise) with our students...

American Experience Foundation Rite of Passage Field Trip in Washington, DC
American Experience Foundation News

August 10 AEF and our Academy of Hospitality and Tourism partners convened at the Hyatt Place National Mall to build and enhance our academy programs for the upcoming school year. Special thanks to Hyatt Place General Manager Stacy Smith for hosting us. July 20 - 23 In partnership with the Student...

American Experience Foundation Backyard Bound Field Trip in Washington, DC
American Experience Foundation Field Trips

AEF field trips would not be possible without the generous support of our industry partners. Each year, hundreds of thousands of 8th grade students travel to the nation’s capital to deepen their knowledge of American history, democracy, and culture. For many young people, it is their first travel...

American Experience Foundation Rite of Passage Field Trip in Washington, DC
American Experience Foundation’s July 4th Celebration

Support the American Experience Foundation (AEF), Destination DC’s affiliated 501(c)(3) charity and join its signature celebration on July 4th, 2019. Your company will receive unmatched exposure to Destination DC clients, members, and staff; American Experience Foundation partners, government...

American Experience Foundation July 4th Event - Destination DC - Washington, DC
On the Road & What's in Town

Convention Sales Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) Show Visit (March 3-4, Seattle, WA) Attendee: Jennifer Rodrigues The International Antiviral Society–USA (IASUSA) hosts a number of educational workshops and multi-day conferences in the fields of HIV, Hepatitis C virus...

On the Road and What's in Town
5 Reasons Why You Should Host a Member Event

Hosting an event is a great way to make the most out of your Destination DC membership. We’ll bring the food, the hospitality community and the presenters, you’ll supply the venue and introduce yourself to a room brimming with great business contacts. Considering that Destination DC hosts at least...

Marketing Outlook
Marketing & Communications Highlights

DDC hosted its annual New York City Media Mission on March 6 and 7, designed to inspire long-lead stories about the District. There were 14 partners and dozens of journalists in attendance for a cocktail reception at Legacy Records on March 6 and a seated luncheon at Manhatta on March 7. DDC and...

Theater and Performing Arts in Washington, DC - Couple walking under the Warner Theatre marquee in downtown DC