About Washington DC
On July 16, 1790, as outlined in the United States Constitution, America?s founding fathers declared Washington, D.C. its nation?s capital. The east coast site was selected in part for the convenience of the Potomac River, which then included two port towns vital to the tobacco and wheat trade industries, and as a compromise between the northern and southern states. Since its conception, the District of Columbia has been the hub of political upheaval, racism, war, power struggles, national identity crises and more. It wasn?t until the early 1900s that DC became a fully developed monumental city, with plans to erect the numerous memorials and tributes that are evident today. Slightly fewer than 600,000 people actually reside in The District, though the population swells with nearly 15 million travelers annually to visit such attractions as the Washington Monument, Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Memorial, reflecting pool, FDR Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Other fascinating hot spots include the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, the National Archives, and of course, the White House. In addition, the metropolis is home to numerous restaurants serving cuisine from countless nationalities, more than 40 performing arts and theater venues and four professional sporting venues.
Events in Washington DC
2019 National Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools
at Washington Hilton Find Tickets
This Conference is now expected to hit capacity. Please plan accordingly. Please make sure the email listed is for the ATTENDEE! Every attendee needs their own email address. February 17-19, 2019 2019 National Conference for Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools The A
The Anthem Hiring Event
at The Anthem
The Anthem is looking for great people who want to be a part of our growing family.
Free art tour! 2/19 6:15 pm, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
at Walter E. Washington Convention Center Find Tickets
A world-renowned art collection right at your door - literally! The Walter E. Washington Convention Center art collection is the best kept secret in the nation’s capital. In addition to being a state-of-the-art Convention Center, the building is home to one of the large
2019 IT Modernization Summit
Join influential federal officials and top IT experts at FedScoop's third annual IT Modernization Summit as they discuss the latest business cases for modernizing federal systems, the ongoing policy discussions around adopting emerging technologies and how replacing leg
Advanced Freedom of Information Act Seminar
at 145 N Street NE Find Tickets
PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to government employees and contractors only. Please use your government email address to register. Advanced Freedom of Information Act Seminar This full-day program provides lectures and discussions on advanced topics in FOIA administra
"Reporter" – A Conversation with Seymour Hersh
at American University School of Communication Find Tickets
"Reporter" – A Conversation with Seymour Hersh Wednesday, February 20, 20196:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman TheaterAmerican University, McKinley Building4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20016 RES
2019 AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair
at Association of American Medical Colleges Find Tickets
Register to attend the AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair on February 21, 2019, and connect with representatives from over 70 medical schools, application services, pre-health advisors and more.
D-Nice Dance Party (FREE)
at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Find Tickets
Join the Kennedy Center for this free #KenCenHipHop Dance Party spun by world-renowned DJ D-Nice.
2019 Sacred Music Festival
at Washington National Cathedral Find Tickets
For centuries, Christians have set sacred stories in song to praise and glorify God, giving voice to the deepest longings of the heart. Join Washington National Cathedral as we celebrate the beauty, breadth and power of liturgical music.
The Sadie Tanner Conference for Economics and Economics-related Fields
at Mathematica Policy Research Find Tickets
The Sadie Tanner conference is a one-day conference in the DC Area that aims to diversify economics and economic-related fields through the education, community, and mentorship of Black women. Attendees will hear from established and emerging economists through panel di
Washington DC Updates
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Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Tomorrow at 14:00 – 08:30 pm