The 2019 AAG Annual Meeting headquarter hotel is the Marriott Wardman Park in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, DC, where many of the special events and sessions will be held. In addition, rooms at the neighboring Omni Shoreham hotel are available.

Marriott Wardman Park (AAG headquarter hotel)

2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008 | (202) 328-2000

Room Standard Concierge Deluxe
Single $279 $339 $379
Double $279 $339 $379
Triple $309      
 Quad $339    

Annual Meeting block rates expire March 11, 2019.

Marriott Charitable Contributions and Green Policies

  • Marriott Wardman Park participates in community service events every other month at Food & Friends.
  • Participates in fundraisers throughout the year for Children’s National.
  • Replaced light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs
  • Installed low-flow shower heads and toilets
  • Introduced water/energy saving linen program
  • 100% recycled note pads in meeting venues
  • Pens made from recycled materials
  • Single-stream and cardboard recycling
  • Organic fertilizer and pesticides used throughout 12 acres of landscaping 

Omni Shoreham

2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008 | (202) 234-0700

Room Deluxe Premier View Classic Suite
Single $279 $309 $319
Double $279 $309 $329
Triple $299 $392 $349  
 Quad $309 $339 $359

Annual Meeting block rates expire March 11, 2019. 

Omni Charitable Contributions and Green Policies

  • For each reservation booked at one meal is donated to the local community through Feeding America. Learn more about this program.
  • Single stream recycling for guest rooms
  • Grid waste food recycling program
  • StormOil kitchen oil recycling program 
  • Recycled Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper
  • Styrofoam-free environment
  • local food purveyors when feasible to reduce the carbon footprint of the culinary options — a “farm to table” approach

The AAG Hotel Block

For each Annual Meeting, the AAG works diligently to reserve the accommodations and space we need for our 8,500 attendees and 1,700 sessions.  

When a venue is secured for our meeting, the AAG contracts a number of guest rooms at one or more hotels. In order to acquire the meeting and event space we need for our sessions, exhibits and receptions, we partner with hotels to bring them revenue in the form of booked hotel room nights. 

In making our agreements with our Annual Meeting hotel partners, we receive access to meeting and special event space that we can then use to further our mission of education, engagement, and community among geographers. Without our efforts to book and fill the hotel blocks, the meeting space rental fees would be extremely costly, making the Annual Meeting much more expensive.

Our Annual Meeting hotels are safe, reputable, and centrally located properties in interesting and dynamic cities. The rates at these hotels are negotiated on behalf of attendees to be lower, more equitable, and more predictable over time than the regular rates offered to non-conference attendees. 

Without the support of attendees like you staying in the discounted hotel blocks, our fees and prices would need to drastically change to afford those added costs. These price changes would mean that registration fees and membership dues could rise. The ability of AAG to offer meeting space and materials at little to no charge would disappear and members would get less support when needed. 

AAG staff work tirelessly to find the best prices for its members and for the association by working with various partners in interesting and exciting cities. Please consider staying in the AAG hotel block.


Hotel Reservation Scam Information

Please make your hotel reservation directly with the the hotels using the information provided above.  Please do not give your credit card information or make any reservations with any other housing bureau, housing company or convention housing appearing to represent AAG. These companies, frequently based out of Las Vegas and going by names such as Exposition Housing, Expo Housing Group, Convention Housing, et. al, appear to offer lower rates for hotel rooms and are a scam. We are not able to verify the authenticity of such companies, and will not be able to provide resolution to issues related to such reservations.