AUSA’s New Policy on Meeting Space at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center:

AUSA has instituted a new policy on function space requests for the Convention Center only. The following room rental charges will apply:

  • Non-Members and Individual Members not exhibiting or sponsoring at the Annual Meeting: $800.00 per hour
  • Corporate and Sustaining Members not exhibiting or sponsoring at the Annual Meeting: $400.00 per hour
  • No charge for exhibiting companies, sponsoring companies, Chapters and Military/Government divisions.

Please note that these rental charges do not include specialty equipment, audio visual, internet, food and beverage or any other costs associated with the room.  These charges are the responsibility of the company.

A credit card must be on file in order to process room assignments (for those required to pay room rental only).  If paying by check, the check must be received by AUSA no later than 19 September 2016.  Credit cards will be charge on or round19 September 2016.  There will be no refunds or cancellations after the card has been charged or a check has been received.

There is no length-of-show meeting space for operation centers or offices at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

There is limited meeting space available for date and time specific events (such as lunch, scheduled meetings, events, receptions, etc.).  Please complete the Event Request Form and return it to AUSA.  Once the completed form is received, a meeting room will be assigned and a confirmation sent to the point of contact with a packet containing information on how to order food and beverage, audio visual, and other pertinent information.

For questions concerning meeting space at the Convention Center, please contact:

Melissa Wenczkowski, CMP
Meetings Manager
2425 Wilson Boulevard
Direct: 703-907-2672
Fax: 703-243-2589

The Marriott Marquis Washington DC and the Renaissance Hotel both have meeting space available during the length of the show to be used for office space, meeting space or events.  Please contact:

Claire Handy
Director of Event Planning                                                                                   
Marriott Marquis Washington DC
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Direct: 202-824-9231

Nathan Baca
Senior Event Manager
Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Direct: 202-682-3416