Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Walter E. Washington Convention Center The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is a 2.3 million square foot multi-purpose facility located in the heart of the nations capital.
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Since its opening in April 2003 the Center has quickly become a leading venue in the convention industry.

ICYMI: Events DC was thrilled to partner with NBPA for the   Showcase at the Convention Center! This elite youth basketb...
09/13/2022

ICYMI: Events DC was thrilled to partner with NBPA for the Showcase at the Convention Center! This elite youth basketball tournament hosted the 🇺🇸 top youth basketball players in a fierce weekend-long competition. Event recap & pics 👉 https://bit.ly/3CzvTtb

09/03/2022

The The Library of Congress National Book Festival is back at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Events DC staff works hard to protect your health. Check out our protocols: https://bit.ly/3KJ4RBA

08/24/2022

Headed to Ubiquitous Women's Expo this weekend? These restaurants right by the Convention Center are continuing their deals through Sunday, August 28 With $25-$55 lunch and dinner deals!
✅ Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
✅ China Chilcano
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, the DMV's largest event dedicated to empowering, uplifting and inspiring multicultural women is coming to Walter E. Wa...
08/21/2022

, the DMV's largest event dedicated to empowering, uplifting and inspiring multicultural women is coming to Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Catch and more LIVE August 26-28 ✨ Get your tix: bit.ly/Ubiquitous2022

Don't miss out on Ubiquitous Women's Expo, the DMV's largest event dedicated to empowering, uplifting and inspiring mult...
08/17/2022

Don't miss out on Ubiquitous Women's Expo, the DMV's largest event dedicated to empowering, uplifting and inspiring multicultural women! Catch Stokley, Iyanla Vanzant and more LIVE at the Convention Center August 26-28 ✨ Get your tix: bit.ly/Ubiquitous2022

Calling all bookworms! 🗣️ The National Book Festival is back at the Convention Center! Join the The Library of Congress ...
08/04/2022

Calling all bookworms! 🗣️ The National Book Festival is back at the Convention Center! Join the The Library of Congress for insightful programming and meet over 100 authors, celebrities this Labor Day weekend 📘 🎟️ Register: bit.ly/NBF2022

Congratulations Otakon on breaking your attendance record!   is one of the highest attended events at the Walter E. Wash...
08/02/2022

Congratulations Otakon on breaking your attendance record! is one of the highest attended events at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with over 40,000 attendees in the building this weekend! 🔥

🌸 JUST IN 🌸 Peak bloom for the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin will begin between April 2 and April 5, 2021! The 2021...
03/01/2021

🌸 JUST IN 🌸 Peak bloom for the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin will begin between April 2 and April 5, 2021!

The 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival will take place from March 20 – April 11. For the full schedule of events, visit: https://bit.ly/3q63ml2



📍 📽️ Studio 801 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

🚨 COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 1 🚨 The due date for Events DC's Community Grant Program is approaching quickly...
02/26/2021

🚨 COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 1 🚨

The due date for Events DC's Community Grant Program is approaching quickly! We provide financial support to qualifying non-profits dedicated to supporting youth sports, cultural or performing arts in DC.

Learn More ➡️ https://bit.ly/3oEe1Um

We are thrilled to hear the news that the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation have created a $20 million endowme...
02/24/2021

We are thrilled to hear the news that the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation have created a $20 million endowment at Howard University to establish the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership. This tribute is an amazing way to honor the legacy of Arne Sorenson and cultivate the next generation of leaders in hospitality.

Learn More ➡️ https://bit.ly/3dHHvOv

DowntownDC is working with DC Department of Small and Local Business Development to provide Free Personal Protective Equ...
02/17/2021

DowntownDC is working with DC Department of Small and Local Business Development to provide Free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kits to DC businesses between February 18-20. Registration is required.

Sign Up Here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3aunkBv

Walter Edward Washington, the first Mayor of DC and the first African American to become a chief executive of a major Am...
02/16/2021

Walter Edward Washington, the first Mayor of DC and the first African American to become a chief executive of a major American city, fought tirelessly for the self-government of DC and left a legacy of unparalleled leadership, especially during the 1968 riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1976, Mayor Washington endorsed a new downtown convention center as a part of his economic development priority. In 2007, the city government renamed the Washington Convention Center to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to honor the District's first mayor.

📍 Groundbreaking Ceremony at the Carnegie Building - October 15, 2001
🔍 Photo provided by the DC History Center
💻 Learn more about Walter E. Washington — https://nyti.ms/3dknYDE

Since 1985, Events DC has accepted the esteemed honor to host five inaugural balls at the Walter E. Washington Conventio...
01/20/2021

Since 1985, Events DC has accepted the esteemed honor to host five inaugural balls at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, as well as the DC Armory. This year looks a little different, but we honor this historic day for our country.

📸 Photo #1: 2013 Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

📸 Photo #2: Taken by Chuck Kennedy (https://bit.ly/3bWiY7b)

Together, we remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19. 💙 📸 Daniel Swartz
01/20/2021

Together, we remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19. 💙

📸 Daniel Swartz

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” — Dr. M...
01/18/2021

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learn more about Events DC's Community Grant Program! We provide financial support to qualifying non-profits dedicated t...
01/12/2021

Learn more about Events DC's Community Grant Program! We provide financial support to qualifying non-profits dedicated to supporting youth sports, cultural or performing arts in DC.

Sign up for an upcoming information session ➡️ https://bit.ly/3bv75Fm

Learn more about Events DC's Community Grant Program! We provide financial support to qualifying non-profits dedicated t...
01/04/2021

Learn more about Events DC's Community Grant Program! We provide financial support to qualifying non-profits dedicated to supporting youth sports, cultural or performing arts in DC.

Sign up for an upcoming information session ➡️ https://bit.ly/3hJbrcX

We are honored to welcome Ben's Chili Bowl's eighth location at our new food court, “Uptown Food District,” set to open ...
12/17/2020

We are honored to welcome Ben's Chili Bowl's eighth location at our new food court, “Uptown Food District,” set to open at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in March 2021!

Full story: https://bit.ly/3gRpaOt

Learn about how we are keeping attendees and clients safe at our venues tomorrow with Linda G. Erickson, our Vice Presid...
12/08/2020

Learn about how we are keeping attendees and clients safe at our venues tomorrow with Linda G. Erickson, our Vice President of Sales at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3goiabE

Learn more about Events DC's Community Grant Program! We provide financial support to qualifying non-profits dedicated t...
12/08/2020

Learn more about Events DC's Community Grant Program! We provide financial support to qualifying non-profits dedicated to supporting youth sports, cultural or performing arts in DC.

Sign up for an upcoming information session ➡️ https://bit.ly/33WNBVv

Welcome to all in need, Pre-Thanksgiving meals will be served while supplies last on Wednesday, November 25 from 11 AM t...
11/12/2020

Welcome to all in need, Pre-Thanksgiving meals will be served while supplies last on Wednesday, November 25 from 11 AM to 1 PM at First Tabernacle Beth-El. See flyer for more details!

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is honored to provide space for DC Central Kitchen employees to continue to d...
11/10/2020

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is honored to provide space for DC Central Kitchen employees to continue to do amazing work that is helping feed our local community. In partnership with our service partner, Aramark, we look forward to continuing to support DCCK's mission here in the District.

We are excited to announce that the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will host Basketball Travelers Inc.'s 2020 DC...
10/12/2020

We are excited to announce that the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will host Basketball Travelers Inc.'s 2020 DC Paradise Jam, an NCAA Division 1 Men's and Women's College Basketball event this November.

“Sports have the power to unify and inspire during challenging times – and the 2020 DC Paradise Jam tournament is a prime example of us getting creative and continuing to showcase Washington, DC, not only as the sports capital but as a hotbed for basketball events." -- Greg O'Dell, president and CEO, Events DC

Learn more ➡️ https://bit.ly/2InuonW

Congratulations to our Walter E. Washington Convention Center retail partner, Unconventional Diner, on Chef David Deshai...
09/21/2020

Congratulations to our Walter E. Washington Convention Center retail partner, Unconventional Diner, on Chef David Deshaies outstanding recognition from Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington for Chef of the Year!

Congrats to all the other RAMMYS winners including...

🍽️ Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: Atlas Brew Works
🍽️ Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Three Blacksmiths
🍽️ New Restaurant of the Year: Cane
🍽️ Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Poca Madre
🍽️ Pastry Chef of the Year: Paola Velez, Kith/Kin [now Maydan and Compass Rose]
🍽️ Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Angel Barreto, Anju
🍽️ Restaurateur of the Year: Yama Jewayni, Katsuya Fukushima, Daisuke Utagawa, Daikaya Group

We are excited to unveil our new production studio that will enhance our event experiences and enable us to GATHER virtu...
09/15/2020

We are excited to unveil our new production studio that will enhance our event experiences and enable us to GATHER virtually. 🙌 🎥

The premiere of "Behind The Canvas" starts in 30-minutes! Don't miss this virtual discussion featuring the curators and ...
09/14/2020

The premiere of "Behind The Canvas" starts in 30-minutes! Don't miss this virtual discussion featuring the curators and artists behind the $4 million art collection at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Watch on Facebook ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Fw8y0r

Watch on YouTube ➡️ https://bit.ly/33qy533

Join us for “Behind the Canvas” TOMORROW at 6:30 PM! The virtual discussion will feature the curators and artists behind...
09/13/2020

Join us for “Behind the Canvas” TOMORROW at 6:30 PM! The virtual discussion will feature the curators and artists behind the $4 million art collection at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

More Info ➡️ https://bit.ly/33lQOg2

  that the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is home to a $4 million art collection? Don't miss our behind the scen...
09/12/2020

that the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is home to a $4 million art collection? Don't miss our behind the scenes look into some of the collection's featured artists and their works of art on 9/14 at 6:30 PM.

More Info ➡️ https://bit.ly/33lQOg2

Events DC Secures GBAC STAR™ Accreditation for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.⠀We have long been recognized ...
08/14/2020

Events DC Secures GBAC STAR™ Accreditation for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

We have long been recognized as one of the premier venue operators in the country. Our experience with operating our Alternate Care Site allows us to operate our venues to an even higher standard of care, and we are taking our cleaning and operating standards to the next level and are proud to announce our official GBAC STAR™ Accreditation for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Continue reading: https://bit.ly/2DVHA1j

This will be so great to have in the neighborhood. We can't wait to try it out!
08/06/2020

This will be so great to have in the neighborhood. We can't wait to try it out!

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Events DC is the face of conventions, sports, entertainment and cultural events within our nation’s capital. As the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, Events DC leverages the beauty, history and diversity of the most powerful city in the world to attract and promote an extensive variety of events, resulting in amazing experiences for residents and visitors alike, and generating economic and community benefits for the city.

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an extraordinary 2.3 million-square-foot conventions and meetings facility, is equipped to handle events of all sizes, from small groups and break-out meetings to events for 500 to 42,000 attendees. One of the most energy-efficient buildings for its size, the Convention Center includes a range of mixed-use exhibit spaces, 198,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with a total of 77 break-out rooms and the largest ballroom in the region. Whatever the size of the event, the service of the Convention Center staff is unparalleled.

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