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Stella Award Winner!

Walter E. Washington Convention Center Wins Stella Award as the Best Convention Center in the Northeast Region

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About the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

From international policy conferences and industry conventions to pop culture festivals, black-tie fundraisers, and even presidential inaugural balls, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center unites locals and visitors from around the world to experience the best of the nation’s capital. With a prime location in the heart of downtown’s convention and entertainment district, visitors will find plenty to do with access to the hottest restaurants & bars, shopping, hotels and live sports.

A GBAC STAR™ Facility

GBAC STAR™ is an outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.  The performance-based program establishes requirements to assist facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

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