Marriott Marquis – AUSA Annual Meeting headquarters hotel

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The 2015 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition will again this year have as its headquarters the new Marriott Marquis, Association officials said.

Located directly across from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Marriott Marquis has 1,175 rooms and 49 suites, and is connected to the convention center by an underground walkway.

"The Marriott Marquis is a welcome addition to the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition. It offers more than 105,000 square feet of superior function space, including a 30,000-square-foot ballroom with a 22-foot ceiling," Michael Scanlan, AUSA’s industry affairs director, said.

In addition, the hotel features 54 breakout rooms plus outdoor terraces overlooking the City Center and Penn Quarter neighborhoods.

The Marriott Marquis also features five retail stores and restaurants on the ground floor.

The AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition is one of the largest defense expositions and professional forums in the world.

Last year, 28,000 attendees, including senior leaders from the Army, Department of Defense and Congress participated in this three-day event.

Attendees in recent years include:

Secretary of Defense

Deputy Secretary of Defense

Secretary of Veteran Affairs

Secretary of Homeland Security

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Secretary of the Army

Army Chief of Staff

Sergeant Major of the Army

Director of the FBI

This year’s event will once again occupy the entire Walter E. Washington Convention Center, including all five exhibit halls located on the upper and lower levels.

There will be over 500 exhibitors from around the world featuring the latest state-of-the-art equipment, technology, products and services for the Army and its soldiers.

There will also be professional development events, featuring key leaders from the Army, DoD and Congress who will give timely presentations on the future of the Army and national defense. They include:

AUSA Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) Contemporary Military Forums

AUSA Military Family Forums

Sergeant Major of the Army Conference

Retiree Seminar

Warrant Officer Professional Development Seminar

Army National Guard Seminar

Chief, Army Reserve Seminar

Pre-Retirement/Survivor Benefit- Plan Briefing

Department of the Army Civilian Professional Development Seminar

Over 400 companies serving national defense will be represented on the upper and lower levels of the center.

Housing registration opens May 4; Annual Meeting registration opens June 1.

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