2018 Policy Forum – Hotel Information



All Policy Forum events and activities will be held at the official hotel of the conference —

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington DC, 20001

Rooms are still available at the Renaissance, please  call 202-898-9000 to reserve a room. 

NCSEA does NOT use any third party housing vendors.

Beware of Housing Pirates & Poachers

Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit attendees and exhibitors for room reservations for association or other organizations meetings. Room poachers may misrepresent themselves as NCSEA’s official housing provider and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, e-mail, or phone with offers for discount housing. The poacher could inform attendee’s and exhibitors that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room.

Transportation: The closet airport is Washington Reagan National Airport (5 miles) and is accessible via taxi, rideshare, and the Metro transit system (rail and bus). The hotel is accessible by two different Metro rail transit stations, each about a 10 minute walk; Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Yellow, and Green Lines),  and Metro  Center Station (Red, Blue, Silver, and Orange Lines). More details on Washington, DC mass transit may be found here.


Even though it might be cold, there are lots of places to explore within walking distance. The Renaissance Washington Downtown is located in Chinatown, one of Washington DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods for dining and nightlife. Take a short stroll from the Capital One Arena, home to exciting sporting events and concerts, or the National Portrait Gallery, home to priceless works of art. It’s also near the National Mall, with its famous monuments and the museums of the Smithsonian. Also, a few blo
cks away is the White House, a must-see for Washington, DC tourists.

For more things to do in DC, check out https://washington.org