October 27–30 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C.


Find all the information you need to ensure smooth travel, a fun visit to Washington, D.C., and successful attendance at TCT® 2024.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Allen Y. Lew Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the premier convention venue in the nation’s capital. Located in D.C.’s downtown convention and entertainment district, WEWCC has been the site of numerous presidential inaugural balls, state-sponsored international summits, and high-profile entertainment events. The convention center is named in honor of the first mayor of Washington, D.C., and the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city.

View FAQs about the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.



CRF® has reserved room blocks at many nearby hotels, at various discounted price-points (subject to availability). You must be registered to attend TCT® 2024 to reserve a room in the TCT® room block.

Already registered to attend TCT® 2024?

Book your hotel now! Your hotel reservation link is in your registration confirmation email.

Not yet registered to attend TCT® 2024?

You must be a TCT® 2024 registrant to book your hotel. Register now then book at the TCT® 2024 rate (subject to availability) using the link in your registration confirmation email.


Book your room by Friday, October 4, 2024, 11:59 PM EDT (UTC −4). After that date/time, rooms at the TCT® 2024 rate will be subject to availability.


If you need to cancel, contact your hotel. Please check your hotel confirmation for the cancellation policy.


Fraudulent websites can pose as official websites of CRF® and TCT® 2024. Learn more about how to avoid booking scams.

Accommodations for International Groups

Traveling to TCT® 2024 with a group from abroad? Learn about all-inclusive options and booking as a group through our partner IGH.

Questions about booking your international group? Contact IGH: [email protected]

Benefits of booking through IGH

  • International Plan: Room, breakfast, porterage, taxes, gratuities, shuttle service, and help desk.*
  • Guaranteed lowest official hotel rates — offering early booking.
  • Flexible for changing guest names without penalty up to the date of the event. (Changes are not permitted for event registration.)
  • Dedicated multilingual group manager.
  • Secure PCI credit card payment processing, with online room-block management and live chat support.
  • Assistance with travel visitor visas, CME credit conversions, and official invitation letters.

*Group help desk availability and shuttle service may vary depending on chosen hotel/schedule.

Food and Beverage

Food and beverage are available for purchase at Walter E. Washington Convention Center concession kiosks. For variety, you can also check out the many eateries surrounding the center and the restaurants on this list: Where to Eat and Drink Near D.C.’s Convention Center.

Satellite breakfast programs offer a light continental breakfast to attendees during designated breakfast check-in times in the foyer. Satellite lunch programs offer box lunches during designated lunch check-in times in each room. All meals are first-come, first-served.

Coat and Bag Check

We recommend that you leave your luggage at your hotel. For security reasons, please do not leave your items unattended at any time during TCT® 2024.

Travel to Washington, D.C.

By Air

Washington, D.C., is easily accessible from three area airports:

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), about six miles south of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and nearby hotels. Learn about the options for ground transportation from DCA, including how to take the Metro Yellow line directly to the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center station.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), about 29 miles west of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and nearby hotels. Learn about the options for ground transportation from IAD, including how to take the Metro’s new Silver line to Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center station (with one transfer).

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), about 32 miles northeast of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and nearby hotels. Learn about the options for ground transportation from BWI.

By Train

Amtrak has service to Washington’s Union Station from many of its train lines, including the Northeast Regional, Acela Express, and the Capitol Limited. It’s a short taxi or Metro ride from Union Station to the Convention Center neighborhood.

By Car

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center does not have parking on-site. Please utilize nearby public parking lots and garages, or check with your hotel about parking availability and rates.

Traveling here from outside the United States?

Please view our International Travel page for more information about traveling from abroad.

Get To Know Washington, D.C.

Welcome to the nation’s capital! Washington, District of Columbia, is the seat of the U.S. government and a central attraction for history, culture, entertainment, and worldwide cuisine.

Sitting on the east bank of the Potomac River, Washington, D.C., is divided into four geographic quadrants — Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest — designated by their direction from the Capitol Rotunda. The 670,000 residents of D.C. — or The District, as it is known locally — do not reside in a U.S. state, as the capital city is a federally administered municipality.

One of the best reasons to visit is the abundant world-class activities that are free. Start your exploration on the National Mall — known as the nation’s front yard — where you can follow the Peace Trail along the northwest corner to experience national monuments like the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and many others. The world’s largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian Institution includes 17 free D.C. museums — 11 of them are conveniently located on the National Mall, including the National Museum of American History, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Museum of Natural History, and the newest, the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Also on the Mall, you’ll find important private museums, like the National Gallery of Art and United States National Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For plant- and garden-lovers, head over to the U.S. Botanic Garden on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, and the 450-acre U.S. National Arboretum, a major center of botanical research operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Family favorites include the National Air and Space Museum and the National Zoo — both operated by the Smithsonian, so they’re free! — and tours of the Washington Nationals ballpark.

Enjoy the fall weather with a stroll, hike, ranger-led program, or picnic at Rock Creek Park. Tour the oasis of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Get active with a walk, run, or bike ride along Georgetown Waterfront Park, the newest park in D.C., stretching along and over the Potomac River, with spectacular vistas, through The District, Maryland, and Virginia. Take a casual stroll to explore various neighborhoods of D.C., each with its own vibe.

You can’t leave Washington, D.C., without touring the nerve centers of our three branches of government: The White House (you must submit a request 21–90 days in advance), the U.S. Capitol, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Take in some culture at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts for multiple options, Woolly Mammoth Theatre for edgy performances, The National Theater for a Broadway-style musical or play, or the Shakespeare Theater Company to catch a classic. Check out the full scope of theater venues to suit your taste. Are you a bibliophile? Don’t miss Politics and Prose, the renowned independent bookstore and cultural hub.

Check out this suggested two-day itinerary to make sure you hit the D.C. highlights! Learn more about Washington, D.C. to plan your trip!

Local Resources

Emergencies: Dial 911 from any phone — cell or landline — and state your location.
Police Non-Emergencies: Dial 311. If you are calling from outside the District, dial 202.737.4404.
Non-Emergency Hotlines and Tip Lines: Browse for various municipal services.

Washington, D.C., Time and Weather

During the meeting, local time will be four hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC −4). Washington, D.C., is in the U.S. Eastern Time zone, and Daylight Saving Time will be in effect at the time of the meeting.

Autumn in Washington, D.C., is mild during the day and chilly in the evening. Average high/low in late October is 68°F/46°F. Check today’s weather in Washington, D.C.

Getting Around Washington, D.C.

Take advantage of the walkability of our nation’s capital! You also have the option of traveling via the District’s excellent public transportation system, which includes the Washington Metrorail, an extensive underground train with lines throughout the District, Maryland, and Virgina, and a convenient Metrobus for surface transportation. Plan your trip with the trip-planner. You can also avail yourself of Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare and taxi services.

Metro Stop: The Convention Center sits atop the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center station (Green and Yellow lines).

Your Guide to a Healthy On-Site Experience

(subject to change)

Protecting the health and safety of all attendees remains our top priority. To promote the safety of everyone at the conference, CRF® will follow all CDC guidelines, state and local requirements for in-person gatherings, and any additional restrictions in place at the venue at the time of the event. To learn more about current guidelines and safety measures, please visit the following websites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Washington, D.C., COVID-19 Resources

For information on local area transmission, please visit: COVID-19 in Washington, D.C.

You must not attend the conference (or must immediately leave the conference) if you have recently been exposed to COVID-19 or experience symptoms of COVID-19 during or within 10 days of the start of the conference. Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

If you need a COVID-19 test to travel back to your home state or country, please find relevant information here:

Washington Travel Clinic
CVS Minute Clinic


Visit our Contact Us page for relevant contact information.

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