2023 Annual Conference

Arlington, VA
Annual Conference

Strengthening Communities and Building Momentum Post-Pandemic

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.

Conference content will begin on the morning of Sunday 3/12 for NADO Executive Committee members, NADO Board members, NADO Research Foundation Advisory Committee Members, and DDAA Board Members. On Sunday 3/12 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 3/13 and continue through 12pm ET on Wednesday 3/15. Stay tuned for more information about a post-conference training for the EDD Community of Practice on Wednesday afternoon from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the conference hotel.


DDAA Member: $485.00
DDAA Member’s Spouse/Guest: $210
NADO Member (Non-DDAA): $550.00 (Associate, General), $485.00 (All other upgraded levels)
NADO Members’ Spouse/Guest: $210.00
Non-Member: $685.00
Non-Members’ Spouse/Guest: $210.00


Venue & Travel

Crystal Gateway Marriott

1700 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA 22202


Crystal Gateway Marriott provides the perfect home base for your visit to the Washington, D.C. area. Ideally located in Arlington, VA, this hotel is near Reagan National Airport (DCA) and the Crystal City Metro. The exciting new National Landing development is close by, as are Pentagon City; downtown Washington D.C. and Old Town Alexandria. Stylishly refreshed hotel accommodations showcase deluxe bedding, Smart TVs, walk-in showers and city views.

Room Rate

$199 (weekend)/ $274 (weekday) +tax

Hotel reservation cut-off date: February 10, 2023
After this date the discounted room rate is not guaranteed. 


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).