Where and when is the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition?
The AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition (AM2022) will take place 10 – 12 October 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (WEWCC) located between 7th and 9th Streets and where New York and Massachusetts Avenues intersect in Washington, D.C. All events will be in-person. Our ballroom events will be live streamed on AUSA.org.
Walter E Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Who can attend the Annual Meeting?
Registrants should have an “identifiable relationship” with AUSA. As a private association, AUSA reserves the right to deny admission or to cancel any registration without explanation. The following are acceptable relationships:
· AUSA Membership
· Any member of the Armed Forces or their immediate family
· Employee of an exhibiting company
· Employee of an AUSA National Partner or Community Partner
· Civilian or contracted employee of the Federal Government
· Member of a designated U.S. military or veteran association
· Member of the military forces of foreign nations, or civilian embassy employees
· Military Cadet (service academies or JROTC/ROTC, OCS)
· Media
· Member of a Federal, State, Tribal or municipal law enforcement agency, a firefighter, or an EMT/EMS
Not a member? Join AUSA Now: AUSA Membership
How do I register and is there a cost to attend the Annual Meeting?
There is no cost to attend the AUSA Annual Meeting. Attendees, Exhibitors, Speakers, and Media can register here: AUSA AM 2022 REGISTRATION
On-line, pre-registration is open until 4 October 2022. On-site registration will open 0800, Friday, 7 October 2022 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Badge registration is NOT available from 5 – 6 October 2022. Tickets for certain social functions may have a cost associated and are available during pre- and on-site registration. See 2022 Annual Meeting Ticket Sales for more information on purchasing tickets.
Please note:
· All Tickets and Badges must be picked up at the WEWCC, Mt Vernon Place entrance. No badges or tickets will be mailed.
· A government-issued photo identification (e.g., CAC, military dependent ID, driver’s license, passport) is required to receive your badge and tickets.

Registration Hours – On-site Badge and Ticket Pickup at the WEWCC:
7 October
0800 – 1700
West Registration
8 October
0800 – 1700
West Registration
9 October
0800 – 1800
East Registration
West Registration
10 October
0630 – 1830
East Registration
West Registration
11 October
0700 – 1700
East Registration
West Registration
12 October
0800 – 1700
East Registration
West Registration, late ticket pickup for the Marshall Dinner is at the Information Booth 1700-1830

Ticketed Events
On-line ticket sales are open: 2022 Annual Meeting Ticket Sales. We will stop selling tickets on-line on 19 September 2022. Individual attendees may purchase tickets for dinners, luncheons, and other social functions on a first-come, first-served basis. Some events will sell out! Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the WEWCC starting 0800 Friday, 7 October 2022, at West Registration.
Please note: To receive the AUSA Member rate for tickets on-site and on-line, be prepared to show proof of membership.
I am a VIP-invited guest. How do I register and select my tickets?
VIP-invited guests will receive an invitation via email from the AUSA Operations Center in early September 2022. Selecting tickets will automatically register the VIP for a badge. If the VIP is not attending any social events, they must register for a badge using attendee on-line registration or at the on-site registration kiosks at the convention center. A government-issued photo ID is required for all badges and ticket pick-ups. If you are picking up tickets for a VIP, you must have a copy of their government issued photo ID to receive the tickets. VIP-invited guests who do not receive the invitation email by 14 September 2022 should send an email to the AUSA Operations Center at annualmeetingoperations@ausa.org. Your invitation may get routed to your spam/junk folder or is blocked by your server. VIP badge and ticket pick-up are subject to the same identification requirements as all other attendees.
What Health and Safety Measures are in place at the 2022 AUSA Annual Meeting?
AUSA is committed to the health and safety of our attendees, partners, staff, and exhibitors. We are requiring 100% vaccination to attend the Annual Meeting. We are not checking for negative COVID tests. We are not offering exemptions. Everyone obtaining at badge at the Annual Meeting is on the honor system when they register. More information can be found at this link: 2022 Health & Safety.
How do I get to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (WEWCC)? Is there parking?
Parking is not available for attendees at the WEWCC. There are several parking facilities in the surrounding area. Attendees are encouraged to plan their trip using Metrorail. The center is serviced directly by the Mt Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center station on the Yellow & Green lines. The Blue, Orange, and Red lines are also a few blocks from the center. Please visit WMATA.COM for more information about planned closure of the Yellow Line and how it may affect your travel to the WEWCC. Annual Meeting hotels are within a 10-minute walk from the WEWCC. Taxi and ride-share services drop-off is at the Mt Vernon Place (front) entrance of the WEWCC.
Is Wi-Fi available during the Annual Meeting?
Yes. You may connect at the WEWCC on your web browser through Smart City. AUSA does not take responsibility for the security of this Wi-Fi connection.
Is there an Annual Meeting Code of Conduct?
Yes. All registrants will be asked to acknowledge the 2022 AUSA Annual Meeting Code of Conduct. A copy may be found here: AUSA Event Code of Conduct.
Hotel Information
AUSA has secured a block of rooms at local hotels. Please visit our Hotel & Travel page for information on how to reserve a room at the guaranteed rate.
What is the headquarters hotel/Connecting Corridor to Center?
The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is the headquarters hotel located at 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001. Valet-only parking is available for an additional daily charge. There is an underground walkway to the Convention Center on the Mezzanine level of the Marriott Marquis. The connector will be open during these hours:
Sunday, 9 Oct – 0600-2200
Monday, 10 Oct – 0600-2200
Tuesday, 11 Oct – 0600-2030
Wednesday, 12 Oct – 0600-2230
Thursday, 13 Oct – 0600-1500
Convention Management Resources (CMR) is the official housing provider for AUSA AM 2022. Be aware of other companies that may contact you and indicate that they are affiliated with AUSA and the AUSA Annual Meeting and claim to offer hotels at reduced rates. These companies are not affiliated in any way with AUSA and it is highly recommended that you do not use their services. At past events, exhibitors and attendees have used these companies and lost deposits or did not receive the hotel rooms they reserved. CMR is the ONLY authorized hotel reservations contact. If you receive solicitations from other companies, please forward them to your exhibit sales contact or exhibits@ausa.org.
What professional development opportunities are available?
AUSA’s commitment to professional development includes seminars and special presentations on the issues affecting today’s Army. Please refer to the agenda for the latest schedule and for retirement points credit.
As a Reserve Component Soldier, do I receive Retirement Credits for attending the Annual Meeting?
Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve personnel attending program sessions are authorized one retirement credit for each day’s attendance if at least four hours are spent in program sessions in uniform (reference NGR 680-2 and Army Regulations 140-1 and 140-185). Recommend personnel be placed on orders in a non-pay status to document time.
Will there be a Hiring Event?
AUSA once again welcomes the American Freedom Foundation’s Your Next MissionTM. The event will be in Hall A, Booth 261, at the WEWCC. More information can be found here: Your Next MissionTM.
Is the entire Annual Meeting program at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center?
Please check the program as events have changed locations from previous years. Some events have changed location within the WEWCC, and some have moved to the Marriott Marquis. Floorplan maps for this event are available at registration.

Exhibits are in Halls A, B, and C on the lower level and Halls D and E on the upper level. Education forums, NCO programs, Family programs, and other events open to attendees are in the 100 and 200 area meeting rooms. The Opening Ceremony, President’s Reception, Eisenhower Lunch, and Marshall Dinner will take place in the Ballroom on Level Three. The Ballroom events will be live streamed at ausa.org.
Dress Code
The Annual Meeting dress code is informal except for the black-tie, Marshall Dinner on 12 October 2022. Please see this link for a detailed dress code Dress Code 2022.
Where can I find the agenda?
This year’s schedule can be found here: 2022 AM Agenda.
How do I become a speaker at Annual Meeting?
Speakers for major events at AUSA’s Annual Meeting (such as the Opening Ceremony and the Eisenhower Luncheon) are drawn from the Army leadership (e.g., the Secretary of the Army, the Army Chief of Staff, the Sergeant Major of the Army); Army leaders and their spouses also speak at AUSA Family Programs events, along with individuals from organizations and entities active in the support of Soldiers and their families.The Contemporary Military Forums address the Army's most immediate issues; this dictates that we obtain our speakers from within the Army and the larger defense community. The speakers for these Forums and other events at AUSA's Annual Meeting will be determined (as they are every year) in coordination with the office of the Army Chief of Staff. Once the panel leaders are identified, the composition of each panel will be determined either by the Office of the Chief of Staff or by the panel leaders themselves.

The AUSA Book Presentations feature authors whose works have are published as AUSA books by either of our publishing partners (e.g., Potomac Books and the Naval Institute Press). Please direct questions or submissions to education@ausa.org.
How do I hold a private function at AM 2022?
AUSA welcomes affiliated organizations, government, exhibitors, and sponsors to convene and host various functions during AM 2022. Max time allotted at the WEWCC is two hours per day. For day-long or multi-day space, please contact the following hotel partners: Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Convention Center, Marriott Marquis Hotel, and the Renaissance-Washington DC, Downtown Hotel.
The WEWCC Meeting Space Application, meeting space policies, booking fees and hotel partner contacts can be found here: Meeting Space Requests.
Need a quiet space for on-site meetings for 20 people or less?
AUSA will offer “pop-up” meeting space in the WEWCC and the Marriott Marquis for groups of 20 or fewer. These requests can be made on-site starting Sunday, 9 October at 0800. Pop-up meeting space is reserved for a max of one hour.
Are there events for Army Families at AM 2022?
AUSA’s Family Readiness Directorate will host three Military Family Forums (new location, Room 147 AB). The Military Family Forums are open to all Annual Meeting attendees with a badge. Seating for the Military Family Forums fill quickly so early arrival is encouraged. Proper attire is required in accordance with the AM 2022 dress code. There will be a Military Family Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall featuring a variety of organizations which support military families.”
Can children attend AM 2022?
Everyone, except infants being carried or in strollers, must have a badge to attend AM 2022 and those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the exhibit halls. Children between 13 – 18 are only permitted in the exhibit halls during regular exhibit hours. Strollers are not permitted in the exhibit hall. Children are allowed at certain ticketed social events on a case-by-case basis, such as if their parent/guardian is receiving an award at that event. Please contact the AUSA Operations Center if you have questions about children attending the Annual Meeting: annualmeetingoperations@ausa.org.
ADA Compliance
AUSA’s Annual Meeting fully complies with the Department of Justice’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure equal opportunities for persons with disabilities possible. If you require assistance, pre-event, please notify the AUSA 2022 Operations Center (703) 907-2416, or on-site: AUSA security office in Room 160 or call 202-249-4045.
Is there a nursing mother’s Lounge?
Nursing Mother Pods are located in the L Street Concourses on both sides of the WEWCC. Visit the Information Booth at the Mt Vernon Place entrance for assistance and entry code.
Is there a changing room?
The changing room is located in Salon E, near East Registration. The information booth at the Mt Vernon Place entrance will have a key. Do not leave personal items in this room, it is for public use. Personal items may be checked in at the Coat and Bag Checks.
Coat and Bag Checks – 2 locations, $5.00 per day:
Grand Lobby, West Salon
Monday, 10 Oct – 0800-2230
Tuesday, 11 Oct – 0800-2230
Wednesday, 12 Oct –0800-2230
Exhibit Hall A Concourse, Adjacent to Marriott Marquis Connector
Monday, 10 Oct – 0800-1800
Tuesday, 11 Oct – 0800-1800
Wednesday, 12 Oct – 0800-1800
What else is there to do in Washington, D.C.?
The following guides will help you find more information about the local attractions, dining, and entertainment.
· Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Comprehensive visitor information about the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.
· Smithsonian Institution
Information about visiting the Smithsonian Institute’s museums and the National Zoo.
· Destination DC
Guide to the culturally rich and diverse area in and around our nation’s capital.
· The Washington Post
The region’s leading newspaper.
· Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO)
The area’s public transit system. Information on buses and trains, including fares, routes, schedules and using the Metro system.
How do I get around DC?
The Metrorail and the DC Circulator provide mass transit to almost anywhere in the city. Taxis, Lyft, and Uber are also readily available in the Washington, DC area. Please check the Metro’s website for service changes and closures: Metrorail.
What dining options are available in or near the Convention Center?
Neighborhoods surrounding the convention center include Mt Vernon Square, Shaw, Chinatown, NoMA, Downtown, City Center, Logan Circle, and Penn Quarter. Refer to DestinationDC or Open Table for more information.
For inside dining options, please click here to view the concessions that will be open during AM 2022:  Concessions Schedule.
When is the Army Ten-Miler?
AUSA is a co-lead sponsor of the Army Ten Miler on Sunday, 9 October 2022, starting at the Pentagon. For more information on how to register or volunteer at the Ten Miler, please visit the Army Ten-Miler website.
AUSA Show Daily
The only official Show Daily at AUSA AM 2022 is produced by Defense News, a Sightline Media company. In addition to our own publications, including ARMY Magazine and the AUSA Green Book, our official Show Daily is the only publication with distribution rights during AUSA AM 2022.
Like many trade shows today, AUSA is targeted by unethical businesses that may utilize valid email addresses from our website to contact our attendees and exhibitors about list rentals and other sales offers. AUSA Show Management encourages you to be aware of organizations who claim to have access to the AUSA’s attendee lists, as they may try to sell these lists to you. Please note: AUSA DOES NOT distribute or sell any attendee lists or attendee information and DOES NOT offer attendee list rental services.

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