Hotel & Travel

Location of the 55th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention

All Symposium & Convention activities (with the exception of the welcome reception and banquet) will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW, Washington, DC 20001.

The welcome reception will be held at Lucky Strike - 701 7th St. NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20001. Shuttle service to and from the event will be provided.

The Annual AOC Banquet will be held at the Marriott Marquis - 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001.


In an effort to provide affordable and convenient lodging, the AOC has negotiated and contracted with the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC as our official host hotel.

The housing block is now open! CLICK HERE to make your reservation for this event. This is the only way to receive the special discounted rate.

The standard room rate is $285/night.
A limited number of government rated rooms are available.
Bookings must be made by Monday, November 5, 2018.
Rates are exclusive of city and state tax, currently at 14.5 percent, at time of check-in, and are subject to change without notice.

Marriott Marquis - 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

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 & Convention Center

For detailed information on getting to the Marriott Marquis & Walter E. Washington Convention Center, including parking information, 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

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).

Valet Parking & the Marriott Marquis is approximately $58 daily

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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Travel Visa Letter Information

If you need or would like to request a Visa Invitation Letter to attend this event, please CLICK HERE.