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Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Convention Center
Mount Vernon Square, Washington
  • S. W.
    "Take Metro or taxi to get there."(4 Tips)
    "Metro access..."(3 Tips)
    "Volunteer with Capital Area Food Bank at the Fancy Food Show!"(2 Tips)
    Sonia W.
    "There's a hidden Starbucks in South Building, West Corridor"(2 Tips)
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  • Wrigley F.
    Wrigley FielderJune 14, 2016
    Direct Metro access makes this an all-weather venue. To pair with brunch or lunch, check out Busboys and Poets.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VicenteJune 19, 2013
    For Goods, See us at booth 537 at the Points of Light volunteer conference to learn about our volunteer rewards program and volunteer management program! You may win an iPad mini! Http://
  • Christians United for Israel
    Join Christians United for Israel as they host their annual Washington DC Summit from Monday July 16, 2012 till Wednesday July 18, 2012. For more information visit Facebook/ChristiansUnitedforIsrael Read more
  • Jason
    JasonJune 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the Metro to here from DCA airport! The most convenient subway for quick escapes to get home from events. Yes, its safe and there are credit card machines in the station You will thank me later.
  • Karen J.
    Karen JohnsonApril 11, 2016
    Great place for a conference. The #AERA16 conference is here. The metro stop takes you to the convention center & the Marriott Hotel is attached to the convention center
  • Dani E.
    Dani ElleOctober 1, 2012
    Much better (cleaner, larger) venue than the last location. There are parking lots/garages nearby. Better yet, take the Metro, bus, or Circulator.
  • The Amazing Avocado
    The Amazing AvocadoNovember 3, 2011
    The Taste The WOW! truck will be at the D.C. Metropolitan Cooking Show this weekend. Come by and see us for some avocado goodness! Check-in to win a free t-shirt from Avocados from Mexico.
    AIDS.govJuly 23, 2012
    Discussing the State of New Media and HIV with U.S. CTO Todd Park @ #AIDS2012. Join the live conversation at
  • The White House
    The White HouseMarch 7, 2012
    President Obama addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference where he reaffirmed the strength of our Nation’s special bond with Israel. Read more
    AIDS.govJuly 26, 2011
    We're at the National Medical Association HIV/AIDS Symposium for Primary Care discussing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and what Black physicians can do! Visit and to learn more.
  • The White House
    The White HouseSeptember 26, 2011
    At the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Dinner President Obama asks the CBC to “March with me and press on” in support of and helping pass the American Jobs Act. Read more
  • Rafael L.
    Rafael LemaitreJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The rides are awesome, but the lines are REALLY long. Also: great place to get kicked out of.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FreedmanSeptember 15, 2013
    Don't worry about your ride, sign up for Uber with the promo code DCWEDEXP and get $15 off your first ride! (New users only. Not valid on uberTAXI).
  • EmmeGirls M.
    EmmeGirls ModelsMarch 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Call EmmeGirls 202 436 5114 for Promotional trade show models. While in town check out the Newseum, the Spy Museum, Washington Capitals NHL Hockey and have a happy hour at the Hudson Restaurant Read more
  • IT Roadmap Washington, D.C. - December 6, 2012
    IT Roadmap Washington, D.C. - a regional one-day technology event that features a full-day conference program, and an expo.
  • S. W.
    S. WhyteFebruary 24
    No charging stations anywhere. Coffee vendors should be plentiful. People couldn't bring in their coffee and were pissed. Need more security during events. Take Metro or taxi to get there.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RapelaDecember 2, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Great venue for conferences. Discovered coffee in the cafeteria is surprisingly good. Starbucks here is a rip off, there's a cheaper one across the street at the Renaissance. Nearby food along 7th St.
  • Stacey P.
    Stacey PostonDecember 9, 2014
    do a little exploring to enjoy all the amazing art, especially Black Star Line by Radcliffe Bailey on the 2nd floor.
    CallingAllTypes.comJanuary 11, 2012
    February 11, 2012 – A diabetes conference and health fair that will change your life! Take control of your diabetes today with Dr. Edelman and the Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) team!
  • NBC Politics
    NBC PoliticsJuly 19, 2012
    Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden addressed the National Education Association at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on July 3, 2012.
  • Brett R.
    Brett R.February 15
    A nice building with lots of good spaces, but it needs better disability access, and the food court staff were very disorganized.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BurrellJuly 17, 2015
    Tiny food court with some surprises. Great nearby food options.
  • The White House
    The White HouseFebruary 3, 2012
    President Obama visited the Washington Auto Show to look at some of the new vehicles being built by Detroit. Read more
  • Armie
    ArmieSeptember 20, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    In any restroom, if your phone ever falls into an empty sink, be careful how you retrieve it, as to not set off the motion activated water to soak it
  • courtney p.
    courtney palmerAugust 14, 2014
    If you are attending a large convention, Wear comfy walking shoes, you will thank me!
  • Ewan A.
    Awesome place to do business like with MS Inspire
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesFebruary 1, 2011
    President Clinton held several inaugural balls here. At the Arkansas Ball in 1997, he entertained the crowd by playing "Your Mama Don't Dance" on the saxophone.
  • Somebody's Mother's Chocolate Sauce
    Don't miss the 2011 NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show here from July 10-12th. We'll be giving out free chocolate sauce samples at booth #2432.
    AIDS.govJuly 22, 2012
    Discussing U.S. HIV epidemic at #AIDS2012 satellite session on achieving the goals of the #NHAS. Follow the conversation at
  • Craig S.
    Craig SJanuary 7, 2012
    Amazing convention center. Just eat before arriving. Eating cost are high.
  • Frozendonut
    FrozendonutMarch 29, 2014
    Skip the bad coffee here and head out the north exit to La Colombe for a great cup.
  • Dupree A.
    Dupree A.July 30, 2011
    The Ques took over the center from July 27-31st. 100 celebration, no one can compare!
  • Giuseppe d.
    Giuseppe di MartinoJuly 10, 2011
    Come at boot 1037/1041 best Gragnano Pasta igp you can find #fancyfoodshow2011
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MichaelSeptember 10, 2010
    If you're looking for something to eat go down 7th street to Chinatown. Great restaurants and shops!
  • Brandee M.
    Brandee MaierMay 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Doesn't matter what trade show I'm here for, there is ALWAYS piss on the toilet seats in the women's restrooms. Nasty ass women who think they have the hovering technique down need to be shot!
  • Tim R.
    Tim ReynoldsJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Corduroy is a lovely restaurant across the street. They ask that men wear sports jackets. Food is 1st class!
    AIDS.govJune 6, 2011
    We're at the Young Non-Profits Professional Conference learning how non-profit and health organizations can engage online communities.
  • Annette M.
    Annette MooreMay 13, 2014
    Go across the street and eat at Subway. $15 for hot dog and chips is too much money!
  • Sonia W.
    Sonia WMay 14, 2014
    There's a hidden Starbucks in South Building, West Corridor
  • Ananda L.
    Ananda LeekeJune 26, 2010
    Thanks Convention Center staff for hosting the Blogging While Brown Conference I attended on June 18 and 19. Great food and space. AMazing staff. Loved it.
  • Kathleen O.
    Kathleen OgnibeneJune 20, 2016
    Get to the mega sessions early!! Got turned away from a 10:45 session. Rats.
  • NAPP N.
    NAPP NewsMarch 23, 2012
    The Photoshop World Tweetup is tonight 3/23 at the Renaissance Hotel Ballroom Congressional AB at 8pm. Just across the street from here!
  • Chris J.
    Chris JacobyMarch 14, 2013
    Here for Destination Showcase? Visit Team Omaha to learn about the midwest's hidden gem and win prizes too!
  • Steven H.
    Steven HerronJune 28, 2010
    HSMAI’s Affordable Meetings® Conference & Exposition Provides your company with unprecedented opportunities. More than 1,800 motivated event planners from all sectors attend. Read more
  • Tristan
    TristanSeptember 23, 2011
    Starbucks on the first floor. No other food options really in the Center
  • Amy S.
    Amy SJune 7, 2010
    Free beer & amazing bands, artists & DJs all night at the DCWEEK Opening Party sponsored by Palantir Technologies (@PalantirTech) on Fri, June 14 @ Longview Gallery, 9pm-3am! Read more
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoFebruary 29, 2016
    Every year!
  • Chamene
    ChameneJune 19, 2012
    Volunteer with Capital Area Food Bank at the Fancy Food Show!
  • Thomas N.
    Thomas NegronJune 28, 2014
    June 2014: The Starbucks doesn't take Starbucks cards or apps.
  • Stiff Jab
    Stiff JabDecember 11, 2011
    We're picking Amir Khan to win the unanimous decision: Who do you like?
  • Keonté S.
    Keonté SmithApril 28, 2012
    Lots of people, but such a great event. Adults & children are learning a lot.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BaranikApril 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You are hearing about SocialCRM for Associations but do you wanna know what the buzz is all about? Come find out at table #11!
  • Katie W.
    Katie WillardJune 21, 2015
    Science and Engineering Fair takes place every even year (2012, 2014, 2016, etc.).
  • Jan A.
    Jan AguMay 29, 2013
    Try the Caribbean food - delicious!
  • Eventsplug
    EventsplugSeptember 23, 2011
    Among top 25 convention centers according to meeting source
  • Roman N.
    Roman NorthcutJanuary 16, 2011
    Blue Steel has awesome stylish jewelry at IMS show booth 248. Mention Foursquare for 10% off
  • Dave M.
    Dave MulderMarch 25
    Compass Coffee now in the south building!
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah OMay 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a parking garage at 7th and I but know that your car has to be part billy goat to navigate it.
  • William l.
    William la BlindDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make time to see the staircase painted by Sol Lewitt
  • Patti B.
    Patti BuckNovember 3, 2011
    Come by our three National Beef Cook-Off booths 445, 1221 and 1222
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HMay 29, 2014
    There are an absurd number of pay phones here.
  • Carol Elizabeth M.
    Carol Elizabeth MattisJanuary 5, 2013
    Awsome bike's
  • Shemika C.
    Shemika C.May 11, 2013
    At the convention center for the DC Love Festival
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaubNovember 18, 2015
    Very spread out and somewhat confusing.
  • WorldPay US, Inc.
    WorldPay US, Inc.April 1, 2011
    We are now at the Nations Capital Dental Meeting. Stop by and say hello. We will be presenting until April 2, 2011. Read more
    AIDS.govSeptember 23, 2011
    We're @ the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference discussing 30 years of AIDS & HIV criminalization. Visit us @ booth 610!
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BeginOctober 23, 2010
    Take action to stop genetically engineered salmon at Food & Water Watch's booth #955 in the organic foods section #greenfest
  • Atle S.
    Atle SkjekkelandMarch 23, 2011
    Use Boingo to log in from Instant Internet to get wifi from $7.95 per day
  • Yolee B.
    Yolee BlackSeptember 9, 2011
  • IT Roadmap Washington, D.C. - December 6, 2012
    IT Roadmap Washington, DCDecember 7, 2011Washington Convention CenterLearn more and register now.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaMay 18, 2012
    Have a drink while you are here!
  • Anna P.
    Anna PakmanJune 10, 2013
    Check out the Al Jazeera America booth #2749!
  • WPC Insider
    WPC InsiderJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Over 14,000 attendees will be here starting 7/11/2010 for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Check it out at
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RoseMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Wireless is only $74.95 per day in Hall A.
    AIDS.govOctober 31, 2011
    Miguel Gomez, Director, is here at APHA presenting on social media strategy. Visit us at Booth 1077!
  • Nathaniel H.
    Nathaniel HardyFebruary 4
    Not a bad walk from Union Station
  • Nicholas P.
    Nicholas PerezAugust 29, 2014
    Alot of fun for the 2014 APA Convention!
  • John S.
    John SchwartzJuly 13, 2010
    Food options suck around the center. Really crappy layout. Eat inside or bring a lunch. This is a cruel joke of urban planning.
  • Cobey D.
    Cobey DietrichApril 16, 2014
    OSDBU government procurement conference @abrightidea96 #WOSB
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah ViningSeptember 8, 2011
    Stop by The National Conference Center's booth #6018
  • Lisa
    LisaJuly 17, 2013
    Massive! I was there for the Delta Sigma Theta Convention & security was kind & knowledgeable. Clean bathrooms. Near shops, additional restaurants and sights.
    Downvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Diana M.
    Diana MartinezNovember 12, 2011
    Neuroscientists and blue man group <3 perfect!
  • Alan A.
    Alan AbramsMay 25, 2013
    Here with the American Academy of Physician Assistant
  • Zvi D.
    Zvi DrizinMay 20, 2011
    If you want to lay Tefillin contact @Theintownchabad and I'll hook you up
  • George E. K.
    George E. Kennedy Jr.January 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Starbucks at the Renaissance 9th
  • Zack R.
    Zack RosenOctober 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the University of New Haven while you're at the Washington, D.C. NACAC college fair!
  • courtney p.
    courtney palmerJuly 12, 2014
    Great Microsoft event
  • Gary R.
    Gary ReburnDecember 10, 2011
    Great venue for a fight
  • WPC Insider
    WPC InsiderJuly 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Still looking for what to do? Attend a hands on lab! They run all the way until 10pm!
  • Eric R.
    Eric RingwoodSeptember 25, 2014
    Congressional Black Caucus is happening now.
  • Carlos P.
    Carlos PadillaApril 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy the WIFI!
  • Miss A.
    Miss A.M.January 13, 2012
    International Motorcycle Show 1/13-1/15
  • İbrahim K.
    İbrahim KurtNovember 1, 2016
    Tct congress 2016
  • Craig S.
    Craig SJanuary 7, 2012
    Eat before arriving!
  • Deanna R.
    Deanna RhodesFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Looking to advertise on the screens? Contact The Washington Examiner.
  • AJ B.
    AJ BattlesOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    You better follow directions cause you will be lost
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel O'LearyMarch 21, 2011
    $25 for Internet per day is criminal
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FeinsteinMay 21, 2011
    Line goes fast. Security is tight.
  • Dan T.
    Dan ToddOctober 7, 2011
    See the Textron booth!!!
  • Paul F.
    Paul Fulton-WoodsJuly 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Senator Clinton is speaking.
  • K E.
    K EMay 21
    Como cualquier centro de congresos de clase mundial, es enorme. Aquí para #ATS2017
  • Mehmet A.
    Mehmet AyarJanuary 26, 2016
    Çok büyük ve çok düzenli.
  • Junior R.
    Junior ReisOctober 2, 2012
    Sede da Enactus World Cup 2012
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