Conference TEDx Speaker in Washington, DC
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Washington as a leading authority on self-employment and global business trends. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. If you are planning a business conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Ronald Reagan Building and international Trade Center, the Kellogg Conference Center or some other convention space in Washington, DC, Patrick will deliver the excitement and buzz you’re looking for. As a motivational keynote speaker, his primary objective is to leave attendees inspired, energized and excited to improve their businesses.
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General Information About Washington, DC, for Meeting Planners
Washington, DC, is the nation’s capital. DC stands for the District of Columbia and it was approved as a federal district in 1790. The district has a population of about 618,000 (as of 2011) but commuters from surrounding areas in Virginia and Maryland increase that number to over one million during the workweek. Washington, DC, contains all three branches of the federal government as well as over 150 embassies from around the world and countless lobbying organizations. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and dozens of other international organizations are also located in Washington, DC. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.
2013 Business Conferences in Washington, DC
2013 will bring us numerous conferences and meetings. The SABEW (Society of American Business Editors and Writers) will hold the SABEW Spring Conference, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the largest business and journalism organization at Renaissance Washington DC Hotel in April. Also, the 2013 FINRA Annual Conference by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority will take place at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel in May. In addition, the American Automatic Control Council will also host the 2013 American Control Conference in June at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. Moreover, the 2013 National Conference on Volunteering and Service by the Points of Light will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in June.
Washington Food Choices for Convention Attendees
If you’re visiting Washington, DC, for a business conference, you might want to eat at a few of the local hot spots while you are there. The Founding Farmers (Phone: 202-822-8783) is a classic on Pennsylvania Avenue, offering traditional American food. Zantinya (Phone: 202-638-0800) is on 9th Street and offers Greek and Turkish food. If you’re looking for a good steak, the Old Ebbitt Grill (Phone: 202-347-4800) on 15th Street is well known and highly rated. And if you don’t mind a short drive, Ray’s the Steaks in Arlington (Phone: 703-841-7297) is a good steakhouse with Tex-Mex and Peruvian flavors.
Washington DC Attractions for Conference Delegates
If you’re in Washington for a business convention, plan a few extra days to see the dozens of historical attractions located in the nation’s capital. The Smithsonian Institute is probably the most popular, comprised of 15 specialty museums all wrapped up into one massive complex. All together, it’s the largest museum and research complex in the world. Next up, visit the one of the largest art galleries in the world, the National Gallery of Art. It includes two buildings; one featuring art from the 13th century through the 18th century, and the other featuring more modern artists. Third on the list would be the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, decorated in letters, candles and flowers for the fallen soldiers who never came home. And of course, there are tons of other attractions as well, including the Washington National Cathedral, the Jefferson Memorial, the Library of Congress and the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool.