The Summit will be hosted at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center/United Way
701 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA

* For any questions around location and arrival logistics please contact Morgan Colfax via email at or call 201-266-0058


Hotel Rooms:

Hotel Rooms  are available at a discounted rate at: 


801 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

(two walking blocks from the Mary M. Gates Learning Center)

Hotel Discount Reservation Link

When booking hotel accommodations please first select the dates you would like to reserve, click the Special Rates tab and Select “Corporate/Promo” and enter the code 428957. This will show you the available discounts for Defense Strategies Institute event attendees.

There is parking available at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Enter at lobby level and request a day parking ticket. (There is no parking at the Learning Center for delegates, and street parking is limited to 2 hours)