Convention Center

The 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

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.

The Health and Safety of attending clients and guests is a top priority as Events DC reopens for business during COVID-19.  See more in the Events DC - Back to Business - Our Guide to Cleanliness, Health & Safety playbook.

Getting There is easy. Located downtown in the heart of the nation’s capital, it’s easy to find your way to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from any corner of the city, by whichever means of transportation suits you best. Shopping and parking options are easy to find too.

You'll find plenty of things to do right here in DC, from concerts and cultural events to American history, free attractions and so much more.