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About Washington, DC

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordered by the states of Maryland and Virginia. The District is defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings—including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s three branches: the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums and performing arts venues, such as the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, and the National Theatre.

You can find amazing events taking place all year long in Washington, DC, so be sure to check out everything that’s going on, from annual festivals and holiday celebrations to new museum exhibits, concerts, and so much more.

When you visit Washington, DC, you’ll experience a food scene as colorful and eclectic as America itself. The District’s dining scene is rolling in accolades, as the city has merited its first Michelin Guide and was recently named Restaurant City of the Year by Bon Appétit magazine and the Hottest Food City by Zagat. That means you can expect each meal at every restaurant to be different—from crave-worthy dishes served by celebrity chefs to chili-smothered half-smokes served at a diner.

Washington, DC microsite has been created with information for registrants and includes helpful links to other points of interest and local discounts.

Climate and Dress

Washington’s average daytime temperature in November is 59°F (15°C) and the average low temperature at night is 43°F (6°C).

Business casual attire is encouraged for the meeting. Meeting rooms may be well air-conditioned; therefore, the inside temperature might be slightly cooler or warmer than you find comfortable. It is suggested that you dress in layers (light jackets and/or shawls are a good idea to have with you).


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