Exterior photo of Walter E. Washington Convention Center with Annual Conference banner

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.

The city has assembled a catalog of ways to get around and things to do.