Connect DC, hosted by Connect, is a hosted buyer, appointment-only, reverse trade show. We’re bringing together the most active DC association planners, suppliers and experts in the industry for a day of general sessions, workshops, pre-scheduled appointments and networking. The appointment-only trade show is the business marketplace, where RFPs are placed, dates are secured and relationships are developed for future business. The focus on education at Connect DC allows you to brush up on your skills, learn about trending topics, get business advice from speakers and enjoy networking with other industry professionals.



1. Register and Pay. Get your $200 registration fee back after you have completed all scheduled appointments

2. Travel to DC. Attend the hosted-planner event for association professionals.

3. Connect with Peers. Meet with suppliers in one-on-one appointments.

4. Learn from Experts. Enjoy in-depth, interactive education on in-demand topics.

5. Unwind and Mingle. Continue networking at our fun receptions.


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A few helpful tips for filling out your Connect DC registration:

  • If you leave the site during your session, your information will be saved for you to complete at anytime.
  • Once you are registered, you can log back in up to two weeks before the show to update your
    information. For instance, if we ask for a 100-word description on your event, you can put in "TBD"
    and come back to it later.
  • To sign back in to the registration site, you will need your user name and password created at the time of registering. The information you supply is what we will use for the Connect DC appointment portal for all attendees to see.
  • Payment is required, however you can select “check payment” and we will send you a confirmation email containing an invoice you can submit. This option is available up to 30 days before the show. After that we will only accept credit card payments.
  • If you selected to bring an additional attendee, you can log back in up to 3 weeks before the show with that person’s information. But please enter "TBD" in that section so the system will save all information.


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