Washington, DC – The Connected Capital

Harness the energy and power in Washington, DC to make connections for your next event.

Connected Capital

The capital of the United States of America offers unrivalled knowledge and access to influencers. The multitude of national and international associations, think tanks and organisations in DC are invaluable to event organisers and delegates looking to connect with industry experts, policy makers and legislators. 

Utilising world-class technology to connect attendees, DC’s knowledge sectors include: technology, education, sustainability, medical, transportation and government, providing a wealth of talent and resources from expert speakers to regulators and prospective industry sponsors.

Unique Venues and Connected Campus

Washington, DC offers a staggering number of unique venues to wow groups, including the Library of Congress and National Cathedral to others offering spectacular views and outdoor terraces as well as excellent hotels. Many venues are walkable to each other and the National Mall with its world-class museums, monuments and memorials as well as Michelin-starred restaurants and theatre.

Beyond this, DC’s Connected Campus initiative gives planners the opportunity to use non-traditional spaces to expand their meetings beyond the footprint of their meeting venue. This creates a diversified meeting layout showcasing an authentic DC experience. Distinct venues offer bookable meeting and event spaces that can accommodate groups of all sizes in the heart of Washington, DC.


A surprisingly compact city, DC’s sustainable transport options include excellent and easy public train access through Metro, bicycles, electronic bikes and scooters with more than 500 bike stations. But the city’s green initiatives don’t end there. Washington, DC is the first LEED Platinum city in the world and has 7,800 acres of parkland.

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is a leader in environmental stewardship, with features such as low emission glass; energy-conserving heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; high-efficiency lighting; plus recycling programmes and easy access to public transport.

Learn more about the convention center’s initiatives here.

DEI District

Delegates and visitors have the opportunity to connect with the city in many ways including with its citizens from a variety of cultures, races and backgrounds. There are 175 embassies, eight Historical Black Colleges and Universities headquartered in the region as well as the National Institute of Health, the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank.

A new DEI hub resource for meeting organisers includes experiences, socially-conscious venues as well as women and Black-owned businesses. Diversity can also be explored through the city’s  theatre, artwork and cuisine.

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