Meeting Logistics

Travel and Accommodation

Hilton Mark CenterThe NEMA 2017 Mid-Year Emergency Management Policy & Leadership Forum will be headquartered at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel.

The hotel is offering NEMA Forum attendees a rate of $172 (single/double) per night plus tax and applicable fees. This rate is available online only until February 24, 2017. Reservations made after that date are subject to availability and current prevailing rates. If booking over the phone, please ask for the NEMA Forum Block to receive this special discounted room rate. 

Based on availability, this discounted rate will be available 3 days prior to and 3 days following the forum.

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311
(703) 845-1010
Make your reservations online

*Please reserve only the number of rooms to accommodate confirmed forum attendees.  Past forum have seen the room block fill very early, necessitating an overflow hotel be contracted, only to see large numbers of cancelations at the original hotel just prior to the forum.  This makes NEMA vulnerable to fees for not meeting the room block and inconveniences other forum attendees who are forced to stay at different hotels. Your cooperation in this is appreciated.


Airline Transportation

The Washington, DC area is serviced by 2 major airports, Washington National Airport which is located approximately 7 miles from the Hilton and Dulles International Airport, located 20 miles southeast of the Hilton.  Most major carriers service both airports.

Getting Around

altThe Alexandria Hilton offers complimentary shuttle service to Washington National Airport. Complimentary shuttle service is also available to area restaurants, Old Town Alexandria and the Pentagon City Metro stop.  Cabs and public transportation are also available.
 Please check with the Bell Stand at the Hilton for information on departure times and drop off/pick up locations.


Climate and Conference Attire

The dress code for NEMA Mid-Year Policy & Leadership Forum committee meetings and workshops is business casual.  Business attire is appropriate for the General Sessions.  The March climate in the Washington, DC area averages 40 degrees fahrenheit.


The safety and security of all NEMA forum attendees is of the utmost importance.  To this end, NEMA has implemented and will enforce the following measures at all NEMA Forums:

  • All registered forum attendees will be required to present a state or federally issued, photo identification and sign in, in order to pick up a badge and forum materials and the Registration Booth.

  • Only those displaying a NEMA forum badge will be admitted to NEMA forum related functions.


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