Hotel & Travel

Symposium & Convention Location

All Symposium & Convention activities will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW, Washington, DC 20001 – unless otherwise noted.


In an effort to provide affordable and convenient lodging, the AOC has negotiated special rates for AOC attendees during their stay in DC with the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel as the official host hotel for the 56th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention.

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Standard Room - $314/night + tax
A limited number of government rated rooms are available. Government ID must be shown at check-in to receive this rate

Cutoff date: Bookings must be made by Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Note: Rates are exclusive of city and state tax, currently at 14.8%, at time of check-in, and are subject to change without notice. Check In: 3:00 pm Check Out: 12:00 pm Hotel parking: Valet parking: daily rate is $53.10 (includes in/out privileges); On-site parking: daily rate is $35.

To make your hotel reservations at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, please CLICK HERE

AOC also has a small block of government rated rooms at the Marriott Marquis. CLICK HERE to make your government rated reservation for this event. A limited number of government rated rooms are available. Government ID must be shown at check-in to receive this rate. Bookings must be made by Friday, October 4, 2019.

Why YOU should book with the AOC room block!

Short Answer: Convenience, Amenities, Supporting the AOC

Booking a room at the Renaissance Washington, DC using the hotel's dedicated portal not only benefits you, the attendee; it also supports the AOC. When you "book within the block," you help the AOC keep meeting costs as low as possible, which enables us to provide some of the important features meeting attendees have come to enjoy, such as the welcome reception, Crows' Nest, and complimentary lunches!

Hotel reservations will be available starting in June, through Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (based on availability). The ONLY Way to book within the AOC block is through our dedicated link, coming in June!

Avoid Housing Scams!

BUYER BEWARE... there are several housing agencies that promote themselves to exhibitors and attendees as an official contractor with the AOC. They solicit companies for rooms that are outside of our official housing block. Companies have experienced major problems with these firms in the past regarding confirmation of rooms and deposits, so please note that any solicitation will come directly from a email address. Please know that AOC Show Management does NOT provide your contact information to anyone other than our official show contractors. The AOC is not responsible for any reservations made with any other firm.

Convention Center

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC, 20001



Getting to the Hotel

For driving directions to the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, CLICK HERE.

The Hotel does not provide a shuttle service.

Taxi: One-way metered taxi cab fares to hotel (approximate):

  • From Reagan National Airport (DCA) - $20
  • From Dulles International Airport (IAD) - $60
  • From Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) - $85

Valet parking daily rate is $26. Overnight valet parking rate is $53.

Self-park rate is $35.

Parking & Public Transportation

There are over 3000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the facility. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Download the parking map (pdf).

The hotel & convention center are Metro accessible via the Yellow/Green line. The closest stop is Mt Vernon Sq/7th St. Convention Center. Download the Metro Map and CLICK HERE to view the schedule.

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When you've got the AOC's registration badge around your neck, we're not the only one's to welcome you as a guest. The whole of Washington DC reaches out to you! CLICK HERE to learn more about how your attendee badge provides you with dozens of discounts and special events in Washington DC.