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2023 Gala Frequently Asked Questions

When is the event?

Friday, October 27
6:00-11:00 pm EDT
Pre-Event Reception: 6:00 p.m. EDT
Dinner and Program: 7:30 p.m. EDT (subject to change)
Livestream: 7:30 p.m. EDT (subject to change)

Where is the event?

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

What is the attire for the event?

Festive/cocktail attire

What are the Covid protocols for the event?

All guests will be required to attest that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means it has been at least 14 days since you received a single dose vaccine or the second dose of a two-dose vaccine. It is also recommended that you be up to date on your vaccines; “up to date” means that you have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including a booster if you are eligible. Masks will not be required, but are welcomed and encouraged.

How should I get to the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC?

We recommend using the Metro, rideshare service, or taxi. The closest Metro stations are Mt Vernon Sq/7th Street–Convention Center, Gallery Place, and McPherson Square. Valet parking is $35.00. In order to receive the discounted valet parking rate, please tell the valet attendant that you attended the 2023 NWLC gala at the end of the evening. If using a rideshare service, we recommend using the L Street entrance for drop off and pick up but the main entrance will also be available as well.

Is the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC an accessible location?

Yes. The main entrance and event spaces are accessible.

What if I have an accessibility request?

Please add any accessibility requests in your registration form. Please email [email protected] if you did not include your request in your registration form.

What if I have a dietary restriction?

Please add any dietary restriction requests in your registration form. Please email [email protected] if you did not include your request in your registration form.

What if I am no longer able to attend the event in-person?

All in-person registrants will be able to view the event virtually if they are no longer able to attend. They will be sent the link to view the event shortly before the event. Please email [email protected] immediately if you are no longer able to attend.