ELFA 58th Annual Convention: Washington, DC


Convention Hotel Sold Out

The 2019 ELFA Annual Convention will be held at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. The ELFA room block is now full at the Marriott Marquis. For other local hotels near the Marriott Marquis Washington. Please visit Expedia.

Those planning to arrive early to participate in the ELFA hosted tours or the community service project on Sunday, October 27 are urged to make hotel reservations early.

Marriott Marquis Washington DC

Hotel Reservations


The convention hotel is sold out. For other local hotels near the Marriott Marquis Washington, please visit Expedia.


A number of suites have been reserved for private entertaining. Companies wishing to hold private parties should plan to schedule these on Monday, October 28th any time after 5:30 pm. Please contact Lisa Ramirez, VP Business and Professional Development at lramirez@elfaonline.org or 202-238-3414 to reserve a suite.

Please specify the type of function, timing and number of people expected.

Getting There

The Marriott Marquis is located in the heart of Washington, DC. Find your passion amid celebrated attractions, including Penn Quarter, Chinatown, the National Mall monuments, the Smithsonian Museums and Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The hotel is accessible from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). The hotel is 4.6 miles from DCA and an approximate $20 cab ride. From IAD, the hotel is 27.6 miles and an approximate $75 cab ride. For directions, please go here:

What to Pack

Business casual dress for education sessions is encouraged. The temperature range in Washington during October is a high of 69° (daytime) to a low of 46° (nighttime). Suggested dress for social events is as follows:

  • Sunday Evening Welcoming Reception: Business casual.
  • Monday/Tuesday Optional Spouse Programs: Casual attire, comfortable shoes.
  • Tuesday Night Party: Casual attire.