2022 Annual Conference

Arlington, VA
Annual Conference


Join the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) for sessions focused on regional development, the federal landscape, and the programs and policies that matter most to Regional Development Organizations and their stakeholders. Registration information is forthcoming.

Conference content begins on the morning of Sunday 3/13 for NADO Executive Committee members, NADO Board members, and NADO Research Foundation Advisory Committee Members. On Sunday 3/13 in the evening, there is an opening reception held for all NADO members, and a dinner held for DDAA members.

Conference plenary and breakout sessions begin at 9am ET on Monday 3/14 and continue through 12pm ET on Wednesday 3/16.

Your conference registration fee (see below) is determined by:
Your membership in DDAA; or,
Your membership level in NADO.


DDAA Member: $485

NADO Member (General or Associate): $525

NADO Member (Sustaining, Platinum, Platinum Plus, of Sustaining Associate): $485

Non-Member: $650

Spouse/Guest: $200


Venue & Travel

Marriott Crystal Gateway

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway

Arlington, VA 22202


The Crystal Gateway Marriott  in Crystal City, VA offers an ideal location for vacations, business trips and weekend getaways – and is conveniently located 1 mile from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA). Newly renovated, our hotel offers exceptional accommodations, complimentary WiFi in the lobby and multiple dining options including Einstein Bagels. We’re surrounded by Arlington’s best shopping and dining at the Crystal City shops and The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. The Crystal City Metro stop can be accessed from the lobby of our Crystal City hotel near Washington, DC, allowing guests to reach the best museums, monuments and attractions in the surrounding area. Perfect for conferences, meetings and social events in the Virginia and DC areas, our hotel features banquet facilities and 27 meeting rooms, including a 16,000 square foot ballroom, totaling 34,300 sq. ft. of meeting space.

~ Some or all of this information was provided by the hotel/venue ~


Airport & Transit

Washington, DC is easily accessible by air, rail and road, leaving your travel options covered.  There are three airports to choose from including Ronald Regan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).