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Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW , Washington, DC, 20001 11.2 Miles   |  202-249-3000
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Walter e. washington convention center: exhibits, conferences & events

From presidential inaugurations to sporting events and conventions, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the center stage for DC's most esteemed events. With over 2.3 million square feet of event space, enough for up to 42,000 attendees, the convention center is a modern marvel for world-class exhibitions and showcases. Attendees and hosts alike enjoy the latest in audiovisual tech, mixed-use exhibit spaces and the largest ballroom in the region - all in an energy-efficient, eco-friendly building. Home to everything from annual college fairs to Otakon, a national convention celebrating Japanese culture, the convention center is just moments away from the Harborside Hotel.


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  • Otakon
  • Color in Motion 5k
  • Scream City, Washington DC


  • Conferences
  • Expos
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Seminars
  • College Fairs


  • what public transportation is closest to the convention center?

    Washington, D.C, boasts one of the best public transportation systems in the world, specifically the Metro, the city's subway system. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place, across from Carnegie Library. The best method to reach the convention center via public transportation is the Metro's yellow/green line to the Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St.-Convention Center stop.
  • Does the convention center have food available?

    Yes, Centerplate/NBSE is the premier catering partner for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. If you're attending a conference or trade show, Centerplate/NBSE provides enticing food and beverage options to please any palate. During conventions or large-scale trade shows, each exhibit hall typically features permanent and portable food venders on the trade floor. There is also a number of excellent restaurants within walking distance of the downtown convention center.

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