Government Guests

SPACE: The Power of the Past, The Promise of the Future

In 2019 humanity is celebrating the 50th anniversary of a feat once thought impossible: humans walking on the moon. In the past half-century, this inspiration has driven our collective quest to explore the unknown and expand the boundaries of our existence.

This October, the global aerospace community – engineers, scientists, educators, students, policymakers, executives – will descend on Washington DC to envision what that “next giant leap” in space will be.

It has been 17 years since the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) – the world’s premier global space event – was last held in the United States. The IAC presents a tremendous opportunity for lawmakers, congressional staff, and executive branch officials to see the domestic and international space communities up close and to gain a better understanding of the magnitude of the global engagement in space.

As a part of this week-long celebration, we would like to invite United States government guests to participate in the following activities:

 

  • VIP Reception for U.S. Government Guests [COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS FOR GOVERNMENT GUESTS]

    When: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET)
    Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D&E

    Upon arrival at the main entrance of the Convention Center, please proceed to the information desk in the East Salon, where you will be provided a "VIP Reception" badge. You may then proceed up the escalators to the second level to Hall D and E where the exhibit is located. Please be prepared to present your U.S. government identification card at check-in.

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    List of exhibitors and a map of the exhibit hall

     

    Convention Center Entrance Instructions

    Entering Convention Center from Mount Vernon Place:
    Proceed to the registration desk located in the East Salon, where you will be provided a “Government Visitor” badge.  Please be prepared to present your government identification card.  Then proceed up escalators to the Exposition Hall DE. 

    Entering Convention Center from the Mount Vernon Metro:
    As you depart the metro you will see a rear door into the convention center (Building 2), follow signs to Registration.  Walk out of Building 2 across L street and into Building 1 (the south building). Proceed to the registration desk located in the East Salon, where you will be provided a “Government Visitor” badge.  Please be prepared to present your government identification card.  Then proceed up escalators to the Exposition Hall DE. 

    Entering Convention Center from L Street NW:
    Enter Building 1 (the south building) continue straight ahead past a set of escalators. Proceed to the registration desk located in the East Salon, where you will be provided a “Government Visitor” badge.  Please be prepared to present your government identification card.  Then proceed up escalators to the Exposition Hall DE. 

    More information can be found at:
    http://eventsdc.com/Venues/ConventionCenter/DirectionsAndParking.aspx

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  • Visit the Exhibit Hall [COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS FOR GOVERNMENT GUESTS]

    When: 22-24 October 2019 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET)
    Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D&E

    Upon arrival at the main entrance of the Convention Center located on Mount Vernon Square, please proceed to the information desk in the East Salon, where you will be provided an "Exhibit Hall" access badge. Please be prepared to present your government identification card. Then proceed up the escalators to the second level to Hall D and E where the exhibit is located. 

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    List of exhibitors and a map of the exhibit hall

    Interested? Please fill out the form on this page.

  • Public Day [COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS]

    When: Friday, 25 October 2019 (Doors open at 7:30 a.m. ET)

    Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Mount Vernon Place Entrance

    More details about Public Day

  • Daily Plenaries and Sessions

    For those interested in attending the full IAC, please visit the main registration page

 

Convention Center Entrance Instructions

Entering Convention Center from Mount Vernon Place:
Proceed to the registration desk located in the East Salon, where you will be provided a “Government Visitor” badge.  Please be prepared to present your government identification card.  Then proceed up escalators to the Exposition Hall DE. 

Entering Convention Center from the Mount Vernon Metro:
As you depart the metro you will see a rear door into the convention center (Building 2), follow signs to Registration.  Walk out of Building 2 across L street and into Building 1 (the south building). Proceed to the registration desk located in the East Salon, where you will be provided a “Government Visitor” badge.  Please be prepared to present your government identification card.  Then proceed up escalators to the Exposition Hall DE. 

Entering Convention Center from L Street NW:
Enter Building 1 (the south building) continue straight ahead past a set of escalators. Proceed to the registration desk located in the East Salon, where you will be provided a “Government Visitor” badge.  Please be prepared to present your government identification card.  Then proceed up escalators to the Exposition Hall DE. 

More information can be found at:
http://eventsdc.com/Venues/ConventionCenter/DirectionsAndParking.aspx