Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is the Army Ten-Miler being held on the Sunday before the AUSA Annual Meeting again this year, as it has in the past?
Yes, the Army Ten Miler will be held on Sunday, 8 October, 2017.
For more information, please visit the Official Army Ten-Miler web site.
The AUSA 2017 Annual Meeting and Exposition will take place 9 – 11 October at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and New York Avenue in Washington, D.C.
The address is:
801 Mount Vernon Place
Washington, D.C. 20001
AUSA’s commitment to professional development includes seminars and special presentations on the issues affecting today’s Army.
Attendees are encouraged to use Metrorail due to limited parking at and around the Center. The Center is serviced directly by the Yellow or the Green Lines at the Mt. Vernon Square 7th Street-Convention Center station. Other stations on the Blue, Orange and Red lines are within a few blocks of the Center.
Please be advised that the DC Metro is undergoing construction. Please visit WMATA.com for more information about Safe Track scheduling and how it may affect your travel to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
With the exceptions of events at the Marriott Marquis, all AUSA-sponsored events will take place in the Convention Center. View maps of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center floor plans.
Exhibits will be in Halls A, B, and C on the lower level and Halls D and E on the upper level. ILW Forums, NCO and Family programs, plus other events open to attendees will be held in the 100 and 200 area meeting rooms. The Opening Ceremony, the President’s Reception, the Eisenhower Lunch, and the Marshall Reception and Dinner will take place in the Ballroom on level three.
All events except the Marshall Reception and Dinner on 5 October are informal.
Military and Industry Dress Code:
|Event / Venue||Military||Department of the Army Civilian / Contractor|
|Opening Ceremony||Duty (Army Combat Uniform (ACU); Army Service Uniform (ASU) A or B)||Business Attire|
|Presenters at all Contemporary Military Forum Panels, Family Forums and any Award Recipients||Army Service Uniform (ASU)-ClassAs||Business Attire|
|Presenters at Warriors Corner||Duty (ACU; ASU-B; ASU-A)||Business Attire|
|President’s Reception||Army Service Uniform (ASU)-ClassAs||Business Attire|
|Marshall Reception and Dinner||Mess Dress / Army Service Uniform with bowtie/ Class A with bowtie||Black Tie|
|Exhibit Floor and all other events||Duty (ACU; ASU-B; ASU-A)||Business Attire|
- For Reservations please contact Convention Management Resources (CMR), AUSA’s official housing partner for the Annual Meeting, 855.971.2295, Monday – Friday, 9am – 9pm, ET or by visiting the housing link on the website.
- Only Valet Parking is available, fee: 45 USD daily.
- FedEx Office and Business Center located on the second floor is open M-F 0700-1800, Saturday 0800-1300, and Sunday1000-1500.
- Underground covered walkway to the Convention Center.
- Events at the hotel include the ROTC and Corporate Member Lunches and The Army Civilian Professional Development Program and Luncheon.
- Conference rooms are available for Receptions, Meetings and Offices, please contact Claire Handy at 202-824-9231 or Claire.email@example.com.
AUSA provides a block of rooms at reduced rates for attendees to the Annual Meeting. Please visit the website and click on Housing to book your reservation through CMR our official housing company.
- Membership in AUSA
- Employee of an Exhibiting Company
- Invited guest of an exhibiting company on exhibiting company letterhead
- Employee of an AUSA Corporate Member or Sustaining Member
- Membership in any component of the U.S. military
- Civilian employee of the Federal Government
- Member of an accredited Federal, State, or Municipal law enforcement agency, a fire fighter, or an EMT/EMS
- Member of a designated U.S. military or veteran association
- Member of the military forces of foreign nations with passport
- Any escorted guest of an AUSA Member
|Friday||6 October||0800 – 1700||West Registration|
|Saturday||7 October||0800 – 1700||West Registration|
|Sunday||8 October||0800 – 1800||East & West Registration|
|Monday||9 October||0700 – 1900||East & West Registration|
|Tuesday||10 October||0730 – 1700||East & West Registration|
|Wednesday||11 October||0800 – 1930||East & West Registration|
Except for some minor changes in the program, the 2017 meeting is essentially the same as in previous years. A preliminary agenda will be published in the September 2017 issue of ARMY Magazine.
There is space available at the convention center and the headquarters hotel for events and meetings. There is no length-of-show meeting space available at the convention center. To request meeting space at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center please contact Melissa Wenczkowski, firstname.lastname@example.org. To request meeting space at the Marriott Marquis, please contact Claire Handy at 202-824-9231 or Claire.email@example.com. There is no length-of-show meeting space available.
There are no suites at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. To book a suite at one of the conference hotels please see contact Convention Management Resources (CMR), AUSA’s official housing partner for the Annual Meeting, at 855.971.2295. Monday – Friday, 9am – 9pm, ET.
If you are visiting Washington D.C. for the Annual Meeting, the pages below will help guide you to more information about the local attractions, dining and entertainment.
- Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Comprehensive visitor information about the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.
- Smithsonian Institution
Information about visiting the Smithsonian Institutes museums and National Zoo.
- D.C. Pages
Guide to the culturally rich and diverse area in and around our nation’s capital.
- The Washington Post
The region’s leading newspaper. The Friday Weekend section has information on the latest events, movies, nightlife and theater.
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)
The area’s public transit system. Information on buses and trains, including fares, routes, schedules and using the Metro system.
Yes. AUSA’s Family Readiness Directorate will host three Military Family Forums. In addition, there will be a Military Family Pavilion on the main exhibit floor featuring a variety of organizations which support military families. We recommend that you frequently check our Family Readiness web site at www.ausa.org/family for updated information or call us at 1-800-336-4570, ext. 2674.
The Military Family Forums are open to military family members, military and veteran service organization representatives, invited guests, and all Annual Meeting attendees.
Registration is required for admittance to the Annual Meeting. You must have a name badge to gain admittance to the Military Family Forums. Seating for the Military Family Forums fills very quickly so early arrival is strongly encouraged.
The dress code is civilian business attire or duty uniform.
20. As a Reserve Component Soldier do I receive Retirement Credits for Attending the Annual Meeting?
Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve personnel attending program sessions are authorized one retirement credit for each day’s attendance if at least four hours are spent in program sessions in uniform (reference NGR 680-2 and Army Regulations 140-1 and 140-185). Recommend personnel be placed on orders in a non-pay status to document time.