As the nation’s capital, it makes sense that Washington, DC is the location for the 2019 Military Influencer Conference (MIC). This event brings together the movers and shakers of the military and connects them with some of the world’s leading business executives and entrepreneurs.
Attending this conference is an ideal way to expand your knowledge and connect with other like-minded professionals while visiting the dynamic city of Washington, DC.
Here is everything that you need to know about this engaging conference and how to make the most out of your time in the capital city:
This year’s MIC event will be on Sep. 8-10 at the Washington Hilton. There will be over 21 educational sessions, speakers, and countless networking opportunities everywhere in between. The MIC will give you a host of new ideas and fresh inspiration to take back to the workplace. Tickets for this three-day event start at just $129.97 for an all-access pass to all of the exhibits, presentations, socials, and breakout sessions. The conference features a host of inspiring speakers, including CNN anchor Brianna Keilar and former Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy.
WHERE TO STAY
There are plenty of hotels in downtown Washington, DC for quick access to the conference. The obvious first choice is the Washington Hilton, the event’s venue. The MIC has negotiated a special nightly rate for attendees that totals out to $169 per night. If this group rate expires or the rooms are booked up, there are some other great options, though.
The Grand Hyatt Washington is a luxury hotel that puts you within steps of the best sites of DC. With a Metro Center train station located in the lobby, you can easily access everywhere you need to be in the capital. They offer many different suites to meet all of your needs. There is also an onsite restaurant and bar, which is an ideal place to kick back after a day at the conference.
WHAT TO DO
DC is a very compact and walkable city, by design. That makes it easy to get out and explore this vibrant area. The National Mall is home to a myriad of historical monuments documenting the significant past and people of the United States of America. These monuments are often best viewed at night when they are awash in spectacular lighting.
The majority of Smithsonian Museums are near the Mall. From the National Air & Space Museum to the National History Museum to the National Museum of American History to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, there is something for every taste and preference. Best of all, any museum in the Smithsonian network is free of charge!
WHAT TO EAT
For a quick lunch on the go, consider stopping at local favorites We, the Pizza or District Taco. September is also a great time to enjoy a cocktail at one the many hotel rooftop bars that dot the city landscape while taking in the sweeping views of the National Mall. Founding Farmers is a trendy farm to table restaurant that will fill you up with a delicious breakfast before you head to the conference. Jaleo is an award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant that brings an explosion of unique international flavors to the DC area. For something more casual, try visiting Ted’s Bulletin for a smorgasbord of home-cooked favorites with a contemporary spin.