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 and contracted with the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel is the official host hotel for the 56th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convetion. The AOC has negotiated special rates for AOC attendees during their stay in DC.

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.

Things to Do in DC  

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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.