FAQs

I missed the 2018 Annual Meeting, how do I access the content?
Click here for 2018 OnDemand

How do I register for the 2019 Annual Meeting?
Click here and follow the instructions.

Where is the Annual Meeting held?
Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.
901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

When should I plan to arrive and depart in Washington, D.C.?
To maximize your time at the Annual Meeting, you should plan to arrive Sunday, April 28 by 10am and depart on Wednesday morning, May 1.

Near by airports:
Ronald Reagon Airport (DCA)
5.2 miles from Marriott Marquis
15 minutes+ by car (if fastest route is taken)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
29.6 miles from Marriott Marquis
37 minutes+ by car (if fastest route is taken)

Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)
30.6 miles from Marriott Marquis
40 minutes+ by car (if fastest route is taken)

Near by train/bus terminal:
Union Station
1.3 miles from Marriott Marquis
12 minutes+ by car (if fastest route is taken)

What will the weather be like in Washington?
End of April/early May typically sees temperatures in the high 60s or low 70s. Remember to pack for rain, just in case!

What is the dress code for the meeting?
The majority of Annual Meeting events are business casual (optional blazer and tie for gentlemen), but when attending the President’s Dinner and Capitol Hill Club meetings, please plan to wear business professional attire.

What kind of attractions are near the hotel?
The Marriott Marquis is located in the heart of Washington, DC, so there is lots to do in the immediate area. However, don’t forget that we have a number of special events planned to keep your calendar full during the meeting!

  • 4 Golf Courses Within 5 Miles
  • Numerous Neighborhood Restaurants
  • The White House
  • The U.S. Capitol Building
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • The Newseum

Do I need to register for workshops?
Nope! Workshops are open to all attendees.

What are Master Classes?
Master Classes are special, more intimate sessions with our main stage speakers. It allows for Q&A and offers attendees more of a one on one experience. Attendance is very limited, and is first come, first served, so look for a special email announcing the opening of registration in the spring.

Is there an app for this year’s meeting?
Yes! Keep an eye out for an email announcing when the app has gone live.


What if I need to cancel my registration?

All cancellations MUST be made in writing to Natalie Horton. The refund schedule is as follows: 

  • 100% refund: Cancellation must be received by 1/15/19.
  • 50% refund: Cancellation must be received by 3/30/19.
  • Cancellations received after March 30, 2019 will not be eligible for a refund. No exceptions will be made to this policy.
  • All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder.
  • Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number.
  • Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.
  • There will be no registration transfers to the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Substitution Policy

Substitutions are allowed at any time, but must be requested in writing by the original registrant and may be emailed to Natalie Horton. Partial substitutions are not allowed. Registrants must transfer their entire registration to a new person, not just a portion. The individual submitting the transfer request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.  No refunds will be issued for cancelled registrations after March 30, 2019.

Event Cancellation

AALU reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If AALU cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, AALU has the right to either issue a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.

If you have any questions, please contact our Member Relations Coordinator, Natalie Horton, (703) 641-8127.