Government Guests

Interested in the VIP Reception or Exhibit Hall? Please fill out this form: 

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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 government guests to participate in the following activities:

 

  • VIP Reception for Government Guests [FREE ACCESS]

    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 registration desk, where you will be provided a “Government Visitor” 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. 

     

    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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  • Tour the Exhibit Hall [FREE ACCESS]

    When: 22-25 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, please proceed to the registration desk, where you will be provided a “Government Visitor” 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 [FREE 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

 


Should you have additional questions about these activities and IAC 2019 contact:
Steve Sidorek, steves@aiaa.org