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2017 DDAA Annual Conference

Diversification and Growth in Appalachia: Developing a Worforce to Meet the Demands of a Changing Economy

March 19 - 21, 2017

Crystal Gateway Marriott


Click HERE to register today! 

DDAA Main Conference Registration (Early Bird through February 24) - $300

Discounted Rate for Registered Attendees of NADO Washington Policy Conference (Early Bird through February 24) - $250

Spouse DDAA Conference Registration (Limited Access) - $150

Draft Agenda

Discounted Rate for Registered Attendees of 2017 NADO Washington Policy Conference

This is a special rate for registrants who are also attending the 2017 NADO Washington Policy Conference. Please note that this discounted rate grants access to the DDAA Annual Conference only. Registrants wishing to attend the NADO Washington Policy Conference must complete a separate registration for that conference to receive this special rate.

Cancellation Policy

DDAA reserves the right to cancel any conference-related event. We will reimburse your conference registration fees, minus a $50 administrative fee, upon receipt of a written request from you. No registration refunds will be processed after February 24th, 2017.

Mailing Check

If you wish to pay by check, please make the check payable to NADO and mail to:
NADO, Attn: Ian Schramm, 400 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 388, Washington, DC 20001

Venue & Travel Information

  Marriott Crystal Gateway

   1700 Jefferson Davis Highway

   Arlington, VA 22202


   Room Rate: $265 night 

Click HERE to book your room today! 

Deadline to book room is 2/20/17

The Crystal Gateway Marriott is a hotel in Crystal City, VA that offers an ideal location for vacations, business trips and weekend getaways. Newly renovated, our hotel offers exceptional accommodations, complimentary WiFi in the lobby and multiple dining options including Einstein Bagels. We're surrounded by Arlington's best shopping and dining at the Crystal City shops and The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. The Crystal City Metro stop can be accessed from the lobby of our Crystal City hotel near Washington, DC, allowing guests to reach the best museums, monuments and attractions in the surrounding area. Perfect for conferences, meetings and social events in the Virginia and DC areas, our hotel features banquet facilities and 27 meeting rooms, including a 16,000 sqare foot ballroom, totaling 34,300 sq. ft. of meeting space. This comfortable and inviting Crystal City, VA hotel in Arlington is also conveniently located 1 mile from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA).

~ Some or all of this information was provided by the hotel/venue ~

Airport & Transit

Washington, DC is easily accessible by air, rail and road, leaving your travel options covered.  There are three airports to choose from including Ronald Regan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).




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